Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm alive!!!!

This week has been quite out of the ordinary for me - filled with emotions and experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life! I'm overwhelmed with the love and support that I got from everywhere! Obviously the op was a "big thing" in my life but I didn't expect it to be a "big thing" for all the people around me. After all - this kind of operation are performed on thousands of woman all over the world on a daily basis. No big deal.
Since the doctor told me that it will have to be a hysterectomy and not only a sterilisation as I expected, I was really, really scared of the op. I tried to avoid thinking about it too much but I expected to be very nervous and stressed out on the day of the op. Quite the opposite happened. I was soooooo relaxed about it all on Tuesday. I received so many phone calls and sms's from people wishing me well and saying that they would pray for me. I could literally feel the power of all the prayers that went up for me on that day! Our God is such an AWESOME God! I don't even have words to describe the calmness and peace that I experienced during the entire week.

Everything went so well - beyond my best expectations. Only directly after the op I experienced severe pain but once that was under control I can honestly describe the pain as minor to moderate at worst! I was at home lying in my own bed only 48 hours after I was admitted to hospital!
I can't express my appreciation for each and everybody who supported me during this week - whether it was with a message on my blog / facebook, a sms or phonecall or just a distant prayer. I really appreciate it beyond words! A special thank you to Leon as well - he was by my side all the time and he's still spoiling me at home. I feel like a real life Queen! :)
Today my sister and mother came to visit me at home. They brought me a beautiful bunch of roses and the prettiest little angel figurine! I've got the sweetest sister in the world! I love you soooo much sis! (I know she reads my blog - but she never leaves a comment - come on sis - please leave your footprint this time - pretty please!)
Leon took before and after pics of me in hospital with his cell.
Before:
After:
This is the flowers that my sis and mom brought today (dankie Martie!)
And this is my little angel of joy! She is sooo tiny and delicate!
This is the flowers that I got from the office:
I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life!

8 comments:

Lynette said...

I tried to send an e-mail but it would not go through.

Ek het baie aan jou gedink en vir jou gebid die week. Ek is SO bly alles het goed gegaan en dat die pyn draaglik is. Pas jouself goed op en sterk stadig aan, jy beteken baie vir baie mense:)

Sophia said...

So glad to hear it went well, and that you are to your normal self soon...sending BIG hugs...!!!

jacqui said...

So glad you're feeling better! Sending you lots of love and best wishes! Enjoy being treated like a queen! You deserve it!

Valerie said...

Hello Michelle, I am so so glad all went well and that you are ok and recovering. Ops are scary no matter what. Just being in hospital is enough to scare me. Been thinking about you.

Now just to recover and enjoy all that love around you. Take it easy and rest well too.

Oh your sister has good taste, I love "joyful" angel. She is beautiful.

Lots of love
Valerie

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

So glad it went ok Michelle and I hope the recovery time does too!! It made me smile to see you'd visited my blog :) and so happy to see you had posted too :)
Hugs and praying for you :)

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Michelle. I am so glad to hear that everything went well and that He look so well after you. Enjoy your down time and make the most of it. Happy recovery.
Have a great Sunday
Hugs
Desire

Michelle Ramsay said...

Glad everything went off smoothly and you are back home. Enjoy your "queen" status.

Cathy said...

Glad you're back home and on the mend... take each day as it comes and get the rest you need... soon soon you will be able to scrap again.