Monday, November 3, 2008

Update #14

Sorry about slackin on the updates, I have two other jobs besides this one.
It's been a rough road and it's almost impossible for Susan to not get discouraged, she does a pretty good job though at putting up the facade. Like others have mentioned in their comments, we also didn't think this would be such a long drawn out event, and this is what's causing the downers for Susan (and all of us). She's still having a lot of pain and distention in her belly, and swelling in her lower back, which is very annoying because she has to lay all day on it. This also makes it impossible to get a complete nights sleep. The doctors seem to think that all of this is normal though and will continue to slowly recover. They've done blood and urine lab work and another CT scan and everything is looking good.
Also, to let you know, Susan is proudly wearing her "I Voted Early" sticker on her gown tonight. Boy is she patriotic.

I was asked to re-post the link to the Undy 5000 run November 15th, so here it is:
Susan's Undy 5000 Team


Gail said...

Just a note to let you know that we love you. We are hoping and praying that you will continue to heal and feel more comfortable.

Here is one of my favorite quotes:
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

Keep swinging that bat Susan!!
Thanks for being a great patriotic example and voting!


Adam and Jessica Cooley said...

Susan, we are still praying for you and want you to know we love you! We are so proud of you and your fighting spirit!!

thearringtonclan said...

Sorry to hear Susan that you are so uncomfortable.. It seems you are suffering way more than Mathew did and he said "that stinks" and wishes you well...I wonder if they shouldn't have given you a colostomy bag to let your bowels heal completely for a while..Are you still not able to eat or drink? NG tube still in?
Let us know when you are feeling much better as Mathew and I would love to come over and see you to visit...
Take care...

Melanie said...

I am sorry to hear that Susan isnt feel well. Stay strong both of you. Lots of Prayers are being said on your behalf. Goodluck I hope she gets feeling better soon.

Megs said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We know if anyone can beat this, you can. You have always been such a strong person, and we hope you can continue to "make lemonade" in the days to come.
Brad and Meghan Miner

Anonymous said...

Hey Susan,
Just booked my flight for PHX next weekend and am excited to participate in the race! I will have you know that I have been training so dont be to surprised if I turn out a couple of sub 8 minute miles. My goal is to beat atleast one of the 95 Mortensens participating, my plan is to draft behind Bruce and overtake him in the last 15 meters. Anyways, you are in my prayers and provide more inspiration than you can imagine. Keep on truckin'.