Shannon Stacey

I can breathe now

The husband came through surgery just fine, with no neurological deficits! When I left he was 99.99% clear of the risk of complications, so he should be coming home tomorrow!

Today was also the first anniversary of my father’s passing, so I’m sure you can all imagine how emotionally intense the day was. (Yes, life-threating-but-saving surgery for my husband on the date my dad died. What higher power did I tick off?) I’m SO glad it’s over and I’m curled up on the couch watching TV with my mom.

I don’t have enough words to thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. So I simply thank you from the bottom of my heart. :heart:

19 comments to “I can breathe now”

  1. Charlene
      · September 8th, 2008 at 11:19 pm · Link

    I was hoping you’d have an update posted. Excellent news, Shan, and hugs to you. What horrible, stressful timing.

  2. Bev Stephans
      · September 8th, 2008 at 11:43 pm · Link

    Great news about your husband. The prognosis sounds excellent.

    Give your whole family hugs and hang in there.

  3. Alyssa
      · September 9th, 2008 at 12:20 am · Link

    Oh, I’m so relieved! I’ll continue to send good thoughts your way.

  4. HelenKay Dimon
      · September 9th, 2008 at 1:48 am · Link

    Very happy to hear the good news. Try to get some rest.

  5. Jorrie Spencer
      · September 9th, 2008 at 7:50 am · Link

    So good to hear this! Take care.

  6. Lynn
      · September 9th, 2008 at 8:04 am · Link

    That’s what I call wonderful news. I’m so happy everything went so well — now let Mom take care of you and the boys. :)

  7. Annmarie
      · September 9th, 2008 at 8:19 am · Link

    I’m so glad to hear good news about your husband. Hope you rested well last night. I know you must have been exhausted especially with all the stress you’ve been under.

    Take care :hug:

  8. Jaci Burton
      · September 9th, 2008 at 8:36 am · Link

    What shitty timing. But at least you get all your angst out all at once.

    Now get your husband home and cuddle with him. Everything’s going to be all right.

    Hugs babe.


  9. Rhonda
      · September 9th, 2008 at 8:44 am · Link

    So glad everything went well. Still thinking about y’all. Thanks for the update! And ack, the timing certainly sucked. Hugs. :hug:

  10. Melani Blazer
      · September 9th, 2008 at 9:04 am · Link

    Glad to hear the positive news, Shan. Still keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Karen Templeton
      · September 9th, 2008 at 10:35 am · Link

    You guys were in my thoughts all day yesterday. What wonderful (and completely expected) news!

    So let drag the cheerleading dudes over here.

    :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

  12. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · September 9th, 2008 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Fabulous! I was certain this was how it would go, but it’s a relief for you all to be through it. I’m so glad.

    And like Jaci said, the timing obviously makes it more emotionally intense, but at least it’s not as prolonged!

    Big hugs to everyone!

  13. Michelle (MG)
      · September 9th, 2008 at 4:32 pm · Link

    I’m sorry about the crappyness (is that a word?) of this falling on that anniversary. :hug: However, what good news that your dh came through it well and will be coming home. I’ve been thinking and praying for you all. :heart: Take care.

  14. Shannon
      · September 9th, 2008 at 5:19 pm · Link

    He’s home! :hug:

  15. vanessa jaye
      · September 9th, 2008 at 6:45 pm · Link

    So glad to hear the good news, Shan!

  16. Emma Wayne Porter
      · September 9th, 2008 at 8:11 pm · Link

    Ah, thank God. I am so very, very happy to hear he’s home and all is (relatively) well. If there’s anything I could possibly do to help, just yell.

  17. Heather Rae Scott
      · September 9th, 2008 at 11:27 pm · Link

    :hug: :hug: :hug: Because I’m late. I feel like a horrid friend. We were away and when I saw this, my heart stopped.

    I’m echoing everyone else on the shitty timing of all of this and I’m glad that you have hubby home and I’m glad that everything is going to be okay.

    :hug: :hug: :hug:

  18. Daisy Dexter Dobbs
      · September 15th, 2008 at 8:18 pm · Link

    My God, Shan, I just found out about what happened to your husband. I’m so very glad he’s alive and well. How unbelievably frightening this must have been for all of you–I honestly can’t begin to imagine. And then to have the surgery fall on the anniversary of your dad’s passing… You’ve been dealt far more than your share of stress.

    Please know that I’m keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers, Shan. Take care of yourself and grab the first opportunity for a relaxing getaway as soon as your husband is up to it.

  19. Shannon
      · September 16th, 2008 at 11:09 am · Link

    :hug: Thank you all again! It helps, not being alone. :hug:

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