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HometownGal 11-11-2008 06:32 PM

Desperately Needing Your Prayers
Once again, my dear friends, I must ask for your most fervent prayers.

Next Wednesday, November 19, 2008, I must again go into the hospital for surgery. This surgery is a very serious procedure and involves the surgeons having to cut across the top of my head and remove the titanium mesh that was implanted into my forehead (which has recently become infected) during my second cancer surgery in 2001. My surgeons are excellent and very caring individuals and I'm sure they will do the best job possible, but I must admit, I am just absolutely terrified. I had a similar surgery during that second cancer surgery and I am trying so hard to reach within me and pull out that inner strength I know is there. After this surgery, I will have to wait 60-90 days and have a second similar surgery to implant new titanium mesh. What is so miraculous about the mesh is that the surgeons do such a remarkable job that no one can tell that I have it in there! I will be swollen for several weeks and most likely in a great deal of pain post-op and probably have racoon eyes again, but I can deal with that. I will have to be on a ventilator for 24 hours post-op, which is standard protocol for any complicated surgery involving the head and brain areas, and anyone who has ever had that unfortunate experience can tell you that it is very uncomfortable and extremely unpleasant. :horror:

I am not only asking for your thoughts and prayers, but also some much needed encouragement and some laughs before I go into the hospital next week. With complete honesty and from my heart, I say to all of you that I truly love you like family and I am going to fight with everything I have to get through this and get back here ASAP, as I enjoy this forum and all of you so much! :hug::hug: I am expected to be in the hospital for anywhere from 3-6 days and I ask that you all give Gary your utmost cooperation while I am out of commission. He works very hard, as I do, to do the best job he can around here and gives so much of his time and energy to making sure this board runs as smoothly as possible so that everyone - whether a Steelers fan or fan from another team - can totally enjoy their SF experience! In other words - y'all be good or I'll be kicking some hineys when I get back home!:buttkick: :wink02:

Thank you for your prayers - it means so very much to me.


tony hipchest 11-11-2008 06:39 PM

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i know youre scared but i also know you are one tuff strong woman, therefore i have all the faith that you will pull through with this procedure with flying colors. my thoughts and prayes will definitely be with you and until you go in, i will do my best to keep things lighthearted and funny around here....

PisnNapalm 11-11-2008 06:42 PM

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You know I'm not a religious guy so prayer really isn't my thing, but I do wish you all the best and hope for a quick recovery.

If ya want to make me a moderator I'll be sure to keep 'em in line while you're mending. I just need to dust off my banhammer.

Take care hon. We'll be thinking of ya.


fansince'76 11-11-2008 06:43 PM

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You know you have my deepest thoughts and prayers, Marianne, as we've discussed this at length already. I have all the faith in the world that the surgery will go off without a hitch. :hug: :hug: :hug:

GBMelBlount 11-11-2008 06:55 PM

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You're in my thoughts and prayers Marianne. :hug:


MACH1 11-11-2008 07:00 PM

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You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have no doubt that you'll come out just fine. :hug: Besides you have to come back and keep Mr. Hipchest in check around here when he runs amuck. :wink02:

And if you do get little bruising you could be sporting team colors there. :horror: :chuckle:

OneForTheToe 11-11-2008 07:44 PM

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You have all of our prayers, Marianne. See, if they can use black and gold mesh when they put it back in. :thumbsup:

Here is a gift to cheer you up, Or do something for you.:wink02:

Now I have to go download some porn in case somebody looks at my browsing history.:chuckle:

TroysBadDawg 11-11-2008 08:15 PM

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Your in my prayers always, hope everything goes well for you.

I will rest assured that you will make it through this just fine.

IF I could come up there and tell you jokes I would but the next day I go under the knife also.

If I had it done there, could they put us in the same room?

tony hipchest 11-11-2008 08:36 PM

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wow. i think the rock hoover pict just crashed this thread (and board).


Polamalu Princess 11-11-2008 11:01 PM

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Hello friend. You KNOW that I will be praying for you. I will do anything that you need me to do. Please PM me, as I would love to be there for you - in person.

You have been so strong with support when I needed you with my cancer and I want to be there for you as well.
Love you!!!

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