Monday, November 26, 2012

it's all official now

Dear Everyone,

I just got the call. I need to be at the hospital by 6:15 tomorrow morning. My surgery is at 8:00am until 3:00pm (gulp). I am my surgeon's only patient tomorrow (the person who called said this like it was unusual). I'm happy to know that I will have his full attention.

I am likely to be on Twitter until they take away my phone. Tim will update as he has info. You don't have to be on Twitter to read updates. You just need to click on the links below:

Laurie's Twitter feed.

Tim's Twitter feed.

I'll be in the hospital for a few days. Once I'm out of post-op and in a room, I'll have wifi access and Tim will bring me my phone and computer. 

If you're in Ottawa and thinking of coming to visit, let me know. Visiting hours are between 3:00 and 8:00pm but I'm only allowed two people at a time, so message me before coming.

Thanks so much for all your messages of support. Each time someone reaches out to let me know I'm in their thoughts, it lifts my spirits.

I am vacillating between a surreal sort of calm and waves of anxiety. I feel like I should be getting ready but I think, for so many reasons, that's hopeless.

I, however, am filled with hope. I am planning my life on the assumption that the tumour will be safely and completely removed with no complications. 

See you on the other side.

love,

Laurie




27 comments:

Thandi said...

Praying for you.Will be checking the updates.Hugs from South Africa.

Melissa said...

I'm sending you so many good vibes and keeping you in my thoughts. I'll be following both your feeds tomorrow and the days that come (as though I don't already ;)). Best wishes for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

Anonymous said...

Your attitude is remarkable, so I am sure that your outcome will reflect that. I think it's great that you'll be your surgeon's only patient tomorrow - this is certainly a time to demand to be the center of attention!

I hope you are able to have a lovely evening with your family and I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts tomorrow. (Especially Tim, for whom I imagine the hours when you are unconscious will be especially difficult.)

Just think, by this time tomorrow it will be behind you and you can focus on enjoying your hollywood haircut. :-) I look forward to hearing your updates on the other side...

All the best,
Elizabeth

sassymonkey said...

We'll be thinking of you. If you or your boys need anything, we're just a phone call away.

Chris said...

I am hoping they give you lots of encouragement and good meds. I will be thinking of you. Excise that disease and consign it once again to history.

Chris said...

PS Did they say whose Hollywood haircut you get?

Cuz I would stay away from Bieber. Maybe something like Helena Bonham Carter or maybe Darryl Hannah in Blade Runner.

Your partner in frivolity said...

You are a rock star, Laurie.
We are all beaming you healthy, happy vibes of healing and resilience.
Do not worry one bit about connecting with us cyber-folks after your surgery. We will wait and continue to transmit good, good vibes.
Just rest, recovery, heal and know that you have a huge fan club cheering you on.
xo

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with it.
Caitriona

Nancy's Point said...

Oh, Laurie, I am thinking of you and your family and sending you all the good wishes I can muster. "See you" on the other side for sure. My very best to you.

Blondie said...

Oh sceeeeery. But good. So good. You are in my heart, dear one.

Stephanie Harvey said...

I will be thinking of you and your family, Laurie. Sending you lots of love and healing thoughts from Winnipeg.

Rita Arens said...

Sending prayer bubbles up now and visualizing the tumor being lifted from your body.

Hélène said...

Je te serre virtuellement très fort dans mes bras, Laurie! Sois assurée que tu recevras une bordée d'ondes positives en direct de mon cerveau ! Bon courage, et bonne chance!
XX H.

Anonymous said...

I will have you, Tim & the boys in my thoughts all day tomorrow. I pray for a speedy recovery! I'll check in first thing tomorrow when I'm sending off my Little One to school. XOXOX
Virginia @FurryPad

Lene said...

crossing my fingers as of tonight and not uncrossing until you're back home. You, Tim, the boys and Lucy will be in my thoughts and heart. Oh, and the surgeon, too. May he have extra magical fingers tomorrow.

janice said...

All the best, Laurie. I am Andrea's Calgary friend, so I see you a lot on her blogs/facebook feed. Keeping you in the light.

Rachel said...

Will be thinking of you. Hugs from Toronto

Laura (Andrea's friend) said...

Best wishes for a smooth and successful day tomorrow.

west pond beach said...

Laurie, I am thinking of you. Stay strong as I know you will.

I tried to send a post last week but don't think it made it through. I have never done this before.

I was in your support group 6 years ago, sat beside you for one or 2 classes.

All I can say is that you and your family are amazing and you will come out of this perfectly, minus a tumour.

Hugs, Gen.

Finola said...

Thinking of you Laurie, and I will be following the feeds tomorrow. You have been in my thoughts so much lately. Sending you healthful and healing thoughts. Big hug to you and your family. I think you're all amazing.

LaVerne said...

Sending healing vibes from Washington state. We love you Laurie.

Coffee with Julie said...

Thinking of you ... and your family ... and sending all the good vibes I can muster off towards the hospital. Julie (an Ottawa local)

deb said...

Thinking about you. Sending many prayers for a successful surgery.

Love to you and Tim!

Facing Cancer Together said...

Best best BEST of luck. It's past three now, so I hope everything has gone smoothly.

Catherine

Amanda said...

Found you through the magic of twitter. Sending love, light and wishes for much frivolity in your future.

Brie said...

Hoping it all went well.

passionately devoted musician said...

Saying prayers for you... just saw Daniel at school and he seemed upset (understandable, of course). Let's know if anything we can do.