Thursday, November 27, 2008

A day for giving thanks....

I have to start this post off first with an apology.... to those of you who have email or called in the past couple of days and I have not yet responded, my apologies. My grandmother has been very ill. After a couple of trips to the ER they finally found the cause of her problems and did an emergency surgery Tuesday evening. I visited with her yesterday and although she's uncomfortable following the surgery there is once again a rosey glow to her cheeks that we were worried would not be returning.

I find that today I have so much to be thankful for. I am so very thankful to the doctors and nurses at St. Mary's for looking deeper then anyone else had before. I know we were close to loosing my grandma and to have her here and healthy... there are no words that can come close to thanking those who made that possible.

As many of you know my father-in-law has been battling a form of Lymphoma for the past couple of years. I have been meaning to post an update on his progress and I will do that in more detail in a coming post. The stem cell transplant they performed earlier this year went nearly flawlessly and he is doing well. Through all of these experiences I have been repeatedly reminded of how incredible the medical staff at these facilities are. On a day such as Thanksgiving when we will travel to celebrate with family and friends they will be providing the comfort and care many of our loved desperately need. For that we can all be Thankful!

May you all enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving with the people you hold most dear. And if you are one to say a prayer at your dinner table... add a little mention of my grandma, she still has some recovering to do.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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