Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nightmares Coming True Part 2

Continuing from my last post about my sister's brain surgery (I still can't believe I am saying typing those words)...

She made it through the surgery and I can't tell you how relieved we all were. It was the best feeling in the world to know that someone you thought you would lose was going to be okay. We knew her recovery would be hard and that she the next few weeks would be rough, but honestly, the moment the doctor said the surgery went well was one of the best moments in my life. It may sounds strange to say that the day my sister had brain surgery brought me more joy than I can put into words, but it was true. Knowing she was okay and alive and would continue to get better no matter what challenges were ahead filled my heart for her. I felt like I was floating with relief and awe of how strong and brave she is!

The surgery was only 5 days ago so she is in recovery. The poor girl is seriously the strongest person I have ever met and I can't believe that she is recovering so beautifully! She is eating and walking and she came out just as she went in only stronger and braver and so much more beautiful! You should have seen her right out of surgery sleeping on her hospital bed. I have never seen true beauty like seeing her moments after surgery. Her strength and fight are enough to inspire anyone. She has her war wounds sure...a nice scar still held together with staples, but I have always found beauty in the strength that come with scars. It is proof that you have lived, that you have persevered, and you cannot be defeated!

I don't believe things happen for a reason, but I do believe we can find reason in things happening to us. I have tried to find some lesson to learn from this. Our family has always been close knit and we pull together really well in crisis which I am grateful for, but if you ask me we need a break from all these trying times in regards to health.

If you pray, send intentions, or good thought please send some to my little sister.
Random, but my sister and mom were walking the hall yesterday and ran into my CF doc. Later, my respiratory therapist came to visit her in her hospital room. I really love my clinic.


  1. I am so very relieved to read the outcome of this horrible ordeal. I'm glad that your sister is doing well, and while she has a long road ahead, at least the surgery is behind you now. I totally understand what you mean about worrying about leaving your sister and not being able to say goodbye. It's one of the worst feelings in the world! I'm just so glad it all turned out ok. I will be praying for your family.

  2. Thanks, Megan! I am so relieved the surgery is behind us and she can focus on getting better. I am keeping you and your sister in my thoughts as well. 2012 is turning out to be quite a challenging year. Hugs.