Vi’s surgery date – Prayers Please


Vi after months of waiting finally got the call for her surgery. It is next Thursday. I ask for prayers please as this is a major surgery.
She is happy to have the date set after months of delay. She is understandably a little nervous. She says somehow now that the date has been set it seems a little more real. I can really understand that feeling.
I so admire the way she has dealt with this. About a 1 1/2 years ago she was the energizer bunny, constantly on the run. She had one speed and that was full speed ahead. For about a year prior to that she had been experiencing pain if she walked to far to fast. Slow down for a minute or so and off she went again. Since that time her condition has steadily worsened.
Now she loves her flower beds. One of her greatest joys is planting them all in the spring. She is a strong and determined woman. Her flowers were getting planted. I even suggested just skip it for this year, she would have nothing to do with that. By this time walking and bending was so painful, she was often literally crawling. She is so determined. Pain is not going to stop me, what ever it takes is what I will do, if that means crawling so be it. Flowers gardens were beautiful. Now understand total size of these flower beds is huge. Two flower beds across the front of the house, each wide enough for at least 3 rows of flowers, along one side of the house, across the back of the house. Our back yard is fenced, flowers all along each fence. Think that would be enough but no, a final bed actually the big one across part of the back yard. It is approx. 30 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Vi I so admire your strength and determination. Adjust to the circumstances and forge ahead.
WARNING: Vi enjoys shopping. Her idea of shopping is spending hours wandering the isles of the stores often just looking. That became impossible, did that stop her, no. It didn’t take long for her to discover a lot of stores have motorized wheel chairs and off she went. Her walking was at full speed and negotiating that wheel chair around is no different.
Vi, you are an inspiration.

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4 Responses to Vi’s surgery date – Prayers Please

  1. hilarymbb says:

    Hi Bill and Vi – good luck next week – so pleased that a date has finally been set .. I’m sure all will be well and I hope you’ll be feeling better in a few weeks, or with luck sooner than that.

    Planting plants that grow and give us flowers to delight our outlook – are so therapeautic … despite the hard work … I can feel it – not sure I’d get on my hands and knees to try though!

    Relax, breathe and take in lots of positive thoughts for next week … cheers Hilary

    Hi Hilary and thank you for the kind thoughts and wishes. There is no doubt next week will be a challenge. I am not sure if ironic is the right word here. My appointment date has been set for some time. Vi has been waiting for her date for some time. She just got the date for next Thursday. The same time as mine, geesh

  2. Betty says:

    Bill, please wish Vi all the best with her surgery. It was so lovely reading your words about Vi. I could feel your pride and love for her. She is definitely an amazing lady. Will anxiously await positive news after her surgery. Thinking of you both.

  3. M T McGuire says:

    Best of luck to Vi. I’ll be keeping her in my thoughts.

    Thank you. Going to her pre-op appointment this morning

  4. Mel says:

    I knew Vi had big flower beds but HOLY cow….we’re talking BIG big!!
    I know her brand of determination. I know the humility, too. And how tiring it is to battle pain day in, day out.
    I’m so glad it’s here.
    I’ve got fingers crossed and her name on the prayer list!
    Here’s to a successful surgery!!

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