In Sickness and In Health

I feel scared and overwhelmed. Tomorrow is surgery day and while am incredibly grateful she can have surgery it is scary. We didn’t prepare for this. We tried to prepare for a no but we didn’t think about the yes. And while the surgery has been scheduled for 10am tomorrow that is pretty much the only thing we know. 

We don’t know how long it will take or how long she will be in the hospital because the surgeon doesn’t know. He can only tell so much from a CT scan and said he won’t know how extensive the surgery will be until he opens her up. Which isn’t super reassuring but my parents said he seemed positive when he spoke to them, which is good. 

Today didn’t feel real. Today is my parents 31st wedding anniversary and they’re really staying true to that whole sick and health vow. They spent the day together bouncing around from pre op appointment to pre op appointment. My siblings and I sat in the waiting room when she met with her doctor to get the final word. A nurse told her we looked very nervous in the waiting room. We were. So I will just cling to my guardian of strength bracelet extra tight tonight as my mom goes into battle tomorrow. 

3 thoughts on “In Sickness and In Health

  1. Robyn O'Connell says:

    hi ashley, there are people praying for your mom that she’s never met, and we are praying for all of you for strength and calm, to get through this day and the days ahead that are, as you know too well, won’t be easy. y’all are blessed to all have each other. mom and dad have done a great job with the three of you. your moms a fighter and one of the strongest people i know…… prayers, hugs and much love, robyn

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  2. Ed Vadakin says:

    Hi Ashley,

    Know that there is a long line of people backing up your prayers with their own today. I urge you to think back to June, when you weren’t sure if there would be surgery today. This is the beginning. PMA means a lot! Love you all.

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