16 January 2008

. . . a BIG day . . .

say a little prayer
for my husband
as he FINALLY
undergoes surgery today.
he is going to be
the proud owner/wearer/carrier of
a spinal cord stimulator
you can read all about it here
it's kind of/really
a big deal/scary.
it just has to work!


31 comments:

Sue said...

We will keep you and your family in our prayers...I pray this is the cure for Mr. Bill....he has had to endure so much pain for so many years!! Let's hope and pray this is the year for the cure!! Modern medicine + Prayer = A back that is pain free!!

Sue said...

BTW..I love your new picture on top with Mitt, Bills' mom, Bill and Drew...that is a priceless picture. Also Mitt took Michigan Tuesday night!!!

Peg and Parker said...

Oh how I pray for Bill to be free of all the pain and for you to get your sweetheart back to normal. We will be there with you in spirit. We love you both and you know that. Take care and keep us posted. What time exactly? Heart Peg

Jheri said...

He's finally getting his surgery? That's awesome! You know, my father, not the one that lives here, but my "real" father that lives in Utah, he has had this same device in his back for several years now. I've watched him go through a lot and know a little bit about what your family is going through. Our prayers are with you. Hope everything goes okay.

Meg said...

Good Luck Bish- I got you covered in Utah... I hope it goes well. I'll be praying for you too.

Lori said...

You will have our prayers, our hearts, our thoughts as you go through the day. We love your family and hope all goes PERFECTLY!!!

shalae said...

I hope it all goes well and he gets to feeling better soon! Last week I was so sick and couldn't wait to feel better. So many times I thought about Bill & how he has been in much worse pain for so many years now without a break. I can't imagine that! Your family will be in my prayers.

vicki said...

FINALLY!!! Today is going to be a red letter day! Add my family, extended family, and everyone I know to the prayers on Bill's behalf today. We love you guys. Vicki

Melis said...

We'll be thinking & praying for you all day! Keep us posted!

MichelleY said...

Hope everything goes well with the surgery,and that he will be on the road to recovery soon. We love you Bishop!

Johnson Fam said...

I don't think it's normal to tear up while reading blogs (especially while at work). Today is the day! It just has to be. It's been way too long for this not to work. I can't wait for normal dad to be back again. Tyler can finally meet the real dad! YAY! I can't wait to hear how it went. We love you, mom and dad!

chris & amber said...

I've been praying extra hard since Thursday when we found out this surgery was gonna happen! Let's hope we FINALLY see a BRIGHT LIGHT at the end of a VERY LONG tunnel. Love you, Dad & Mom!

Becky said...

the ashby's and i are praying for hin in uruguay!!!! i hope all goes well for him!

maccam said...

Anther prayer from the Moffat home! We will be praying for him and the surgeon. Love, Mac and Cam

Stephanie said...

thanks, friends, for all your kind words, encouragement, concern, faith & prayers.

bill came home right after the surgery, which went well {or so the doctor said}.

now we wait till next week when they will actually power up the pulse generator {sounds like i know what i'm talking about, right?} and we find out how effective the unit actually is.

meanwhile, bill is still in a lot of pain ~ the original three-year-old nagging pain + the surgical pain from two incisions/chipping part of a vertebrae away to insert the electrical leads/digging through flesh/muscle to bury the processor.

all in all, it was a big day and i'm hoping that you will all continue to remember him {hey! remember me too!} in your prayers.

thanks so much. love to you all . . . steph

Sue said...

You do need the prayers as much as Bill does...It is so difficult as we all age, and are in a situation that we never imagined we would be in, my heart goes out to you too, you need the prayers so you can endure all the stress, and everything you go through as being the caretaker.....We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers daily...let's hope for the best for all concerned!! Thanks for the update...I was wondering how everything went!! Describing the surgery...made me cringe in pain just thinking about it. I can't imagine how much pain, or more pain that Bill has had to endure. I am sure it is painful for you also, just knowing how hard this is for Bill...keep up the faith, and put your smile on every day...it is bound to get better!!!

{alisse t} said...

Seeing as how he was feelin' good with the tester stimulator, this HAS to work, right?? Still have you all in my prayers. We love you!

Chase said...

We are praying for you all. We just can't imagine how hard this must be, but have faith that the Lord can help him. Thanks for your incredible example of goodness through such a hard trial.

angieinpink said...

well, even though i did take a minor break from blogging...i've still read yours daily...and therefore read this post in time to PRAY like crazy for your cute family & awesome husband. i'm sending good/happy/warm/healing/faithful vibes your way! love ya!

The Cummard Family said...

I hope everything went ok. you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne Cummard said...

Keep thinking positive. We all will. It is gonna work.
I don't think I know anyone who has not had your whole family in their prayers.

This post & your comment gave me the chills. {Good ones}

The Fletchies said...

oh sis romney, we hope so much that everything goes well. you guys deserve a break from being sick! it's just draining. we'll pray and fast on sunday for you. love ya!

Arnett said...

We are so glad to hear everything went well with the surgery, and can't wait for Bill to start feeling better soon! We will keep him {and your family} in our prayers.

The Bradshaws said...

We pray for you and Bill every night. I hope that the surgery went well and that he heals quickly. Keep us updated! We love you guys!

About your last post-You're a much better woman than me. I honestly don't remember the last time I pulled out the old wrinkle extractor. A good mist from the squirt bottle does just fine for me.

The Cummard Family said...

We went to see the Reflections of Christ tonight. Breath-taking. I saw Amanda in one of the pictures. Seriously, the spirit was so strong...and knowing people in the photos made it that much more memorable. I hope they make and sell prints....and that I win the lottery, so I can afford one ;)

Elisha and Brett said...

I am so glad that the surgery went well! I have actually been thinking about Bill, and my mom has been asking about him. She is seeing the same doctor that he saw and is going through many of the same treatments that he has already gone through. I am so glad that you put that link to the spinal cord stimulator. It is very interresting! He is in our thoughts and prayers!

Brittney Smith said...

We will be praying for the success of this operation. We hope all has gone well!! Please let us know!

angieinpink said...

dear stuph from steph:

a friend of mine found a TDF shower invite of yours, down @ the store, in the card box. It is pink w/ a white flower. It was for Amy Smith's shower. Ring any bells? They were wondering if you knew the CUTE cursivey font that you used for those invitations? I know it was a long time ago, so no worries if ya don't remember...but they LOVED the invitation & so I just thought I'd give ya a hollar back for 'em!

just blog me.

♥, ang

scott and britney garner said...

Steph!
So Ive been awaiting a new post from you to see how Bills surgery went. Since Shellene is out of state partying, I dont get to hear a lot of the news! Hope everything went good for you guys! Pleas let us know how everything went! And maybe we can have a game night when Shellene G. comes back!

peter kenneth said...
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peter kenneth said...

God bless you !!! your post is brilliant.... nice work...