Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Surgery is Complete

Karen's doing great. I have not seen her yet. Surgery is over, she did great. I just met with Chamberlain. My head is spinning so here are some things he said "this is one of the biggest operations you can have", "everything went according to the plan", "she lost very little blood", "this is the first or second biggest operations he's ever done", "she has no visible cancer"!!! This guy has done an amazing amazing job and we are truly thankful to him and his team.

The risk now is infection so he did warn that visitors wash hands, and don't obviously come to the hospital if you have a cold/flu/bug of any kind.

She'll be in intensive care tonight, then a regular unit tomorrow.

I can go see her in about an hour. Teresa/Catherine I assume one of you will update mom and pop Shanahan. I need to go grab a bite. It DOES NOT get any better than this.

Much love.

20 comments:

David Clarke said...

Great news Fran! So happy and relieved for you both

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!!!!!!
Karen is a miracle! I'm so happy for you!
Lots of love,
Katherine Piedra

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Dr Chamberlain! This is truely a miracle. Give our love to Karen! We'll continue to pray for her speedy recovery. Hope you can get some rest tonight!
Love Teresa xx

Jessica said...

Tremendous news! So glad for all of you! Continued prayers for her recovery! Hope to see you in the next few weeks while Cyn is there...
Love
Jessica (Doman) Sheguit

Catherine said...

I'm so so happy for you, I'm nearly crying! It's really great news, truly a miracle. Wow, wow, wow! Much love, cousin Catherine xx

Don MacLeod said...

Jeremiah 29:11-14..... is getting forever highlighted in my Bible.

Hold Fast
Don MacLeod

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing int he great news and continuing to be with you in spirit and in prayer. It's great to get the news first hand through the net. Hope you can all sleep really well tonight. Love galore. Brigid

Mike Loughnane said...

Heard the fantastic, great news. It is brilliant. Way to go, you guys - enjoy, enjoy. Congrats. to both of you. Hope Karen comes around quickly & well. The relief & happiness must be enormous - great stuff. Eat & drink it - you deserve it.

The Clarkes said...

That's amazing it really is.

Jacqui and Declan said...

Guys, this is really unbelievable news. We are so thrilled that the surgery has been a success.
Karen is truly amazing.
All the best
Jacqui and Declan

Chris said...

Fantatic. Just wonderful! Congrats on the news.

Anonymous said...

Great news :) Best of luck to you.

Kimberly said...

Dr. Moriarty told us the great news earlier today. We are keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers. Please send my love to Karen. I look forward to reading the news on her recovery.

Kim Colasanti (nurse at Dr. Moriarty's office)

kmc said...

Praying and HOORAYING for you all...much love & more prayers coming your way....

tears in eyes, NED is a giant hooray...

peace
Kristin & the Camiolo crew

Suzanne said...

so HAPPY- thank you Lord!Praying for a quick recovery-

Suzanne

Anonymous said...

OMG I am crying as I am reading this!!!!!!Takes me back...thank God everything went as it should.

You both have been on my mind and in my prayers.

I wish you a speedy recovery and looking forward too a beautiful update.

Mirjana

Anonymous said...

Hi lads, fantastic news! delighted for you both. All the prayers from everyone have paid off. You have both been so strong and positive- you are an inspiration and really deserve it. Anyway hope you get plenty of rest. Mam & Dad send their best wishes for a speedy recovery and are delighted for you both. Love, your cousin Tim

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,

This is such a wonderful news!!! I had tears of happiness as I read this post! We are so so so happy for you!

Much love,

Lena and Victor

Joy said...

Oh thank God- praying for a speedy and safe recovery!!

Anonymous said...

Thank God, I'm so happy for you guys!
Love Bea