Just wanted to take a second to give a quick update. I am out of town with Travis for my anniversary, but I have kept in touch with everyone all day. They took mom back for surgery at about three. I started getting reports that she was out about three hours later, but I think it took her awhile to wake up after that. I think she had a bad few moments both going into and coming out of the surgery, but I'll let her share the details of that if she would like.
I finally talked to her tonight about 9:30, and I just could not be more proud of her. She sounded so calm and peaceful. She made me promise her that I wouldn't cry, which was virtually impossible. She said she is pretty drugged up, and that the only thing that was uncomfortable was the port, whatever that is. Everyone say a quick prayer that I will be able to help her change her dressings and empty her drain. This mother - daughter love is going to be tested real fast:).
I love my mom. Even more than I realized. The second I heard her voice tonight, all the emotion came. She is the most amazing person I know. I am so proud of her. She is strong, she is positive, she is loving, and she will beat this. Most likely with a smile on her face. I wouldn't trade her for the world.
Thank you for all the prayers today. I think we all really felt them. I will encourage her to update when she feels up to it.