At Witts End

Hello All, This is Neil once again.  I feel April’s first post-operative blog post will be coming soon, but not yet.  You are all stuck with me for a little while longer. About a day after April’s initial surgery, the 11 hour scoliosis surgery that feels like a lifetime ago, April had excruciating headaches, dizzy […]

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Slow and Painful

Hello All, I left off in the last post with April just getting her PICC line.  After her PICC line, April’s NG tube was still producing a lot of bile and she was still extremely nauseous.  April, even with the NG tube in place and sucking out the contents of her stomach, was still having […]

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Set Back #…

Here we are again in the same familiar place with me hijacking April’s blog to give an update on what has happened since I left everyone last night.  So yesterday April was moved up to what they call a post surgical diet 2 which includes all liquids, some raw fruits, raw veggies, crackers, pudding, and […]

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The Unknown

April is sleeping and my mind is racing.  Now that April is well, as in she is alive and is in no current danger, what is next.  Next, obviously is healing.  The easy part will be her healing from her incisions, the disecting through muscle, the rods and screws being placed in her back, the […]

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Sigh of Relief and then…

Hey Everyone, This is Neil once again.  I apologize for not posting again until now and leaving everyone hanging.  So first things first, April is well. April’s surgery took almost 2 hours and it was after midnight when the doctor came out and spoke with me.  She told me the surgery went great and she […]

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Scared

This is Neil again.  The last time I wrote I left off at April and I waiting for her to get an MRI.  Well a lot has happened since then, but I am not going to write about all of that because I only have one thing on my mind.  Currently I am writing this […]

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April’s Surgery

Hello all, This is Neil, April’s husband.  April wanted me to give an update on her surgery and post-op status.  Bare with my writing, I am not sure I will be as stylistic as April.  So with that being said, I will give you an update and in accordance with April’s wishes, NO SUGAR COATING! […]

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Here I go…..No turning back

I have attempted to write this post for 4 days now. This will be my last post before the infamous surgery. I can’t say I am too thrilled about it. I thought my anxiety was bad last week. However, this week, it has gone to a whole new level. After having a very public panic attack in the […]

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Rank and Sugar

A day shy of 2 weeks until the “Big Day.”  I will admit, it hasn’t been easy for me this last week. Crying, panic attacks and sleepless nights are the norm now. I feel like a such a wuss. I know there are plenty of people all over the world who have worse situations they […]

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Getaway to Carmel

Back in March, after I decided on a surgery date, Neil and I planned a weekend trip to one of our favorite places, Carmel. We thought it would be nice to have a weekend together beforehand and there is no better place for us than to visit the place Neil proposed to me (Jamaica, where we […]

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Dancing into Pre-Op

There is so much to write about this week that I am breaking it up into two parts.  So please bare with me. I have too many pictures to shove into one post! Friday before my shows, the kids and I went with friends to pick fruit. Staying busy the day before a show calms my […]

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

2 weeks have passed and I put writing on the back burner. It has been so crazy busy that I haven’t felt the urge to write. I am not sure if that is good or bad. I don’t want this to ever feel like a chore and so I write when I really feel the need […]

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