(Links to Part 1 and Part 2 of this three-part series.)
During my blogging break, Hubby and I were blessed to spend quality time with our two granddaughters who were visiting from Wisconsin. They were the distraction we needed to release some of our tension and anxiety as we awaited Hubby’s surgery scheduling date.
Hubby’s Medical Condition
More than seven years ago, Hubby was diagnosed with, Trigeminal Neuralgia, a very serious chronic pain condition. Despite different health care interventions and prescribed medications, his pain levels elevated to the point where they were no longer tolerable.
Hubby felt his only remaining option was the Microvascular Decompression Procedure, “an invasive brain surgery offered to patients who are in reasonably good health and are not to advanced in age.”
Hospitalization and Surgery
Hubby had the surgery on Monday, May 18.
My stress level lessened during the surgery once I made the choice to wait outside on one of the hospital terraces, rather than the dark and poorly lit surgery waiting area. I even took a few photos:
Nature’s beauty brought peace and harmony into my space; and, thankfully my cousin, who was visiting from Mississippi, was at my side to support me.
The afternoon Florida heat forced us to look for another tranquil space, preferably one with air conditioning. We found just that in the Walt Disney Room leading to the children’s wing of the hospital.
For years, I have used distraction as a self-management tool to control my chronic pain condition. And, it was a blessing to have this skill-set in my tool chest as I went through Hubby’s first-time hospitalization and surgery.
The surgery was successful and four days later, Hubby was discharged from the hospital
Expressing Gratitude and Thankfulness
Hubby’s recovery is going well and he is scheduled for his first physical therapy session next week; and,
- I am Thankful to all those who sent uplifting messages and prayers during this trying time in my life.
- I am grateful, beyond words, for the healing hands of the neurosurgeon who performed Hubby’s surgery.
- I am thankful and grateful to God for answering my prayers to relieve Hubby of his excruciating and debilitating pain.
10 thoughts on “Part 3: My Blogging Break – Hubby’s Hospitalization”
Wonderful blog about a difficult experience with positive results! All is well that ends well.♥
My sincerest praise and thanksgiving for your blessings of successful procedure. My prayers for you and your family are continual blessings and grace. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes.
Thank you, Jane. I appreciate your continued feedback and support.
Thank you God for your faithfulness and love of two beautiful people. I am happy to hear it is going well for you both. Love you. Sherri
I so appreciate your kind and thoughtful words.
Oh, my dear friend. I am so thankful that everything went well as planned. I am sending hugs and strength to heal and recuperate. Take care. ❤
Thank you so much.
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My goodness, Yvonne! What a stressful situation. I am so glad that your husband is doing well.
Thank you. He is up and about and we stay positive that the surgery corrected the problem and he will no longer have to endure that level of pain.
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