Friday, October 31, 2008

Gram PAM's Surgery...


Ahhh how nice... you were good kids while I was gone! No notices on the door LOL...
Thank you for all the calls and happy birthday wishes that was really nice :)
I have to say though it was funny every time I got a call for a "Happy Birthday" I was thinking "Oh wow, I keep forgetting its my birthday!" but its understandable it was a crazy day! So let me tell you all about Pam's surgery... Oh boy... what a LONG day...
I went to Pam's on Wednesday night to keep her mind off the surgery... We went to the salon and had our nails done, pedicure,etc... We had the best time! The salon was wonderful! Great customer service!!! It was really nice! Then Pam had to be on a clear liquid diet all night... So we kept her mind off of it by coloring her hair at my "Shalon" that is a family joke of ours...
Sam remodeled this salon on Rodeo Drive once named "Juan Juan Salon" which you would think sounds like its spelled right? No the owner said its
"Shh-juan, Shh-juan, Salon" so from then on out... when I am coloring someone's hair I say "Welcome to Shh-Juan, Shhh-Juan, Shhh- alon" and I also say "I use Preference by Loreal... because your worth it Pam!"
Anyway... I colored her hair and then blow dried it... which she loved...

Yesterday morning we woke up and got ready to head to San Diego for the surgery... Pam was cranky hungry and thirsty... I can't blame her... she hadn't eaten since noon the day before! We left at 8am for the hour and half drive, her check in was for 9:30 and her surgery was scheduled to begin at 11:50...
Well, long story short... the surgery before hers went really long! They FINALLY wheeled her in for surgery at 2:30pm ... UGH... Poor thing she was SO damn thirsty and hungry...
It took 4 hours... the Dr. said her uterus was FULL of cancer but it was contained, it didn't spread... Yippee, Whoo Hoo, Hooray!!! Best birthday present I could have had!!! Plus they didn't cut her open and they did it all by laser... so she can possibly go home today!!! Can you believe it?
They even gave her a private room because of all her family members there waiting... [10 of us... and no one even gave us a hard time... not once all day]
That was nice... plus one of the nurses who was with her in pre op, came later to "join the party" in her room LOL Her name was Brandy and she was SO nice!!! I even have a photo of her with Pam!!! Great hospital...
Well, kids... I gotta go again... I am heading back to the high desert! First, I am shopping with Sam at Bed Bath and Beyond... and the grocery store... I have been cooking up THE yummiest meals at the hi desert house because I LOVE my NEW kitchen... love it love it love it...

Be good kids while I am gone...

4 comments:

Pamela said...

Hey girl! I'm so glad things went well! What a blessing that it's contained! WHEW!!
Nice that you guys did your nails and hair. That sounds like a great distraction.
I got your phone message. I was asleep by the time you had called.
Have a safe trip to the Hi D House. I'll call you this weekend.
Love ya, Pam xoxox

Jeanne said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DEAR KENDRA
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU......
(and many more!!!!)

And I am a sucky friend because I REMEMBERED to call but then it was early here and which meant it was even EARLIER there and then when it got LATER there....I FORGOT!!!

I am so sorry!!!

BUT....I am so glad that Gram Pam did so well during surgery. And I am SOOOO glad the cancer was contained!!! Give her my best....and tell her to hurry up and get well soon!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

PS....so whatcha been cooking in that amazing kitchen????

Phil The Thrill said...

I'm glad everything went well with the surgery and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. I'm sure you will, you sound like you are in a fantastic mood.

Chrissie said...

So happy that everything went well for G.Pam and they think they got it all. Wow lazer was all that is great anytime you don't have to get cut.
You and Sam behave at hiD. I know you are enjoying the kitchen. It makes you wanna cook more just to have the right stuff around. That's all I think about is FOOD and what to cook and I'm not even hungry. I wanna make cakes knowing good and well I don't even eat them.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie