Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Surgery Is Here...Early!

A colorectal surgeon sort of fell in my lap yesterday.  I wasn't looking.  My mind was set for surgery on Thursday.  I was prepared for that day, but after speaking with this new surgeon, I was suddenly faced with a crazy choice!  I could have surgery the NEXT DAY and it would be done laparoscopically, which would speed up my recovery time by a minimum of 2 weeks.  I was a little unsure at first, so I did my due diligence and checked everything out.  Soon enough, I discovered that this would, in fact, be the best route for me at this time given my age, health (outside of the cancer), and life situation (being the mother of a 17 month).  I am very excited!  A little unprepared mentally, but hey, that could be a good thing.  I always feel more alive when I am surrounded by chaos, and that is what yesterday was.  Waking up this morning, I still can't really believe that I may be 'cancer free' by the end of the day.  I could be walking into the Lion's Gate Hospital a cancer patient and in a few days be walking out a cancer survivor.  It gives me goosebumps!  I feel like I should be making some sort of acceptance speech as I leave the hospital...

"I'd like to thank all my fans out there.  You mean the world to me.  I'd like to thank my family, my friends, and all those who stood with me through these trying weeks.  Most of all, I'd like to thank God..."

People always thank God in their acceptance speeches and I definitely wouldn't miss out on that.  I had so many comments yesterday about how this is His hand at work.  My GP even said to me that she felt like this was "meant to be".  I think the peace I feel today is a testament to that.

So everybody, wish me luck!  I may be away from the blog for a few days, but I'll keep you updated somehow, I'm sure!  Many blessings to you all and I'll see you on the flip side!!


  1. Good luck Annette. I read your blog and think of you daily!

  2. Praying for you as you continue on this journey. May you continue to know His grace and courage.
    Psalm 18vs 1 "I love you, Lord God, and you make me strong You are my mighty rock, my fortress, my protector, the rock where I am safe, my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter".

    With prayer,