Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Not Exactly On Heidi's Christmas Wish List
I always knew my daughter and her husband were strong, but I never had any idea how strong they are.
For the past several months, Heidi has been dealing with some serious health issues that have brought her a great deal of pain.
In a previous post I mentioned that I had gone up to Salt Lake to be with her and Daniel as they visited with her surgeon, and he discussed the surgeries he felt would be the best for her. I sat there in shock as he went over the procedures. Daniel asked all the right questions. My heart broke for my sweet daughter as she sat there in tears. I'm very impressed with her surgeon, and I am so grateful that they have confidence in him.
She had the first of three surgeries today. I am so glad we are here in Utah to be a support to her and her husband. They are amazing to me. The surgery went well. She has already sat up and will be up walking around later today.
She will be in the hospital for 3 - 5 days and will be back again in a few months for the 2nd surgery and then a couple of months later for the final surgery.
I so appreciate her sweet husband who is great with her. He is one of the sweetest young men I have ever met. Knowing he is here to take care of her will enable to me to get in our car and go back home. I know she is in GREAT hands.
They have been trying very hard to keep a stiff upper lip. I also appreciate their sense of humor and have laughed at some of their comments. I don't think I could laugh at a time like this, but I'm glad they can. (I guess laughter truly is the best medicine)
Last night we had fun "skyping" with Heidi's "little" nephew, Chris, and his wife, Heather. That was good medicine for Heidi, too.
Had to take a picture of her last night before I left. She been spending the afternoon and early evening getting prepped for her surgery. (Believe me, I wouldn't be smiling ; )
So grateful for the Priesthood. I know the blessing that Heidi has received will be a help to her.
I'm grateful that Allan is here and so appreciate the support of good friends who have been a listening ear and a shoulder for me. I especially appreciate Natalie whose daughter has gone through similar surgery and understands all that is involved. Allan and I visited with her and her husband this afternoon. Thanks, Natalie.
Sidenote: I will do a post about Christmas later. We had a wonderful day.
The food was good, the company was great and we loved our chat with our Elder. He looked great and sounded WONDERFUL.