I called her the other day on my way to work. I had been avoiding calling her (except for once or twice right after the surgery) because she has been so tired in recovery and has a very large extended family, and I know she has been receiving a lot of calls. But I finally decided it was time for a check in call.
“Ohhhhhh! Hiiiiii! I haven’t heard from you in ages!“
“Sorry, Grandma, I knew you were getting a lot of calls and blah blah excuses excuses...”
“I know what it is. You’ve been too busy making love!”
She laughs on the other end of the line like a little girl who knows she’s just said something naughty and is loving the reaction it generates.
“I said, ‘You’ve been too busy making love!“
This is how I know she is feeling better. Mischievous, that one. Very, very mischievous. 5 years ago
All things look good so far, though my grandmother is still under sedation. The surgery was very early this morning.
Thanks to everyone for your good thoughts! She’s not completely in the clear yet, so keep her on your prayer list (or keep the good thoughts coming) if you don’t mind! 5 years ago
Tuesday is the day. Think good thoughts, please! 5 years ago
She sounds like an amazing woman. I wish her the best through this surgery. I will pray for her and hopefully we can get lots of people to remember on Dec 9th. 6 years ago
and I lost one of them to pancreatic cancer in September. Now my other grandma has 90% blockage in one of the arteries going to her lungs, and has to have a bypass in December. She is very active, walks every day, eats oatmeal with apples every morning, she eats garlic every day, and all the rest of it, so the doctors have said she’s a good candidate. But…she is in her mid-80s, so there’s always an added risk.
So, please say lots of prayers or think good thoughts or whatever it is that you do. Thanks. 6 years ago