Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm awake

I tell you. The hardest part is coming out of anesthesia. I guess I kept wiggling so much I about fell out of bed. I just kept hearng them say, "Now stop it. You're only making the pain worse."

I'm thankful for those who were here. I knew I wouldn't be much company but didn't know I would be barely possible to even acknowledge your presence.

Calcium levels are fine so I should be going home this afternoon. This just a guess as the doctor hasn't been in yet.

Clarion North is the best hospital in the world. Lisa Miller said I wasn't going to a hospital but rather a hotel. She's about right.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm glad you are doing well this morning Emory. Sounds like things are going as planned. Our prayers continue as you're on your road to recovery. And yeah Clarian North is very nice - I was able to squeeze a 3rd night out of my stay after my surgery. I figured hey this is the most quiet I've had in years :)

Pam said...

Glad to hear you are awake, Emory! And that you are in a 5-star hospital * * * * *
Dumb question: is your throat sore inside or your neck on the outside? Like, how soon can you eat one of your normal big meals? :)
Keeping you in thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

Sally and Kenny said...

Glad to see you are up this morning and able
to function.....Hope it will be a fast recovery.

Thanks for the blog so we can journey with you...
love Sally

Gordon Allen, pianos@shentel.net said...

I'm glad your are awake, while most are asleep.
Thankful you are doing well. Thought you may be interested in a couple of sites in the event some of the info. you may not have considered.
apjohncancerinstitute.org and http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-05-29-thyroid-radiation_N.htm and http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-11-18-thyroid-cover_N.htm

This comment may have come twice because I wasn't sure if it sent properly. If so, I'm sorry.

Love, Uncle Gordon

Rita Huffman said...

Hello Brown Family! I found your website from Kennedy's Caringbridge site. I am a Thyroid Cancer Survivor!!! I was diagnosed at 40 years old and will soon be 45. Your life will never be the same but you have to decide that it can be better for dealing with cancer. I had a 5 year old son and I was determined that I was going to make it "no big deal" for him. You will feel terrible for a while but them things start getting better. I haven't taken the time to read all of your blog but have read alot of it. If you or your lovely wife has any questions, please, please feel free to email me. I love helping others and showing them that they will be okay! They are no such thing as a dumb question. I had a wonderful friend talk me through both my surgeries and my treatment. Just take your time and be patient and things will be fine! I will be praying for you and your family!

rita.huffman@earthlink.net

Sarah Newman said...

Hi, Emory and Shelly. Mom just told me this morning and then sent your blog site to me. Glad to hear everything went well. I'll keep checking in and I'll be thinking of you.

Love, Cousin Sarah