1.19.2011

Tomorrow is a big day.

I'll be heading to Indy tonight to be with my family as my mama faces surgery early tomorrow morning.  They will remove most of her sternum and the tumor behind it.  It is a radical procedure, but is the only hope we have to prolong her life.  Had she not been healthy enough otherwise to be able to sustain this kind of procedure, the doctors said they had nothing else to offer her except to keep her comfortable.  So we forge ahead...she will have a 4-6 month recovery period before they begin chemo treatments, thank goodness.


 It 's a long surgery, and she will be in ICU on a ventilator for a couple days following. They need to keep her completely still for awhile obviously.  No deep breaths, etc.
My plan is to stay with her until she's off the ventilator and in a regular room.
 I will hopefully be back for Make it 4 Monday on Sunday evening.

Thank you all so very, very much for your words of kindness, support, and care for me, my mama, and our family.  I've really felt lifted.  If you would, please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow.  I will post an update on the ::cottage instincts:: facebook page as soon as she's out of operating room. 


Aren't they cute?

Oh yeah, and 3 for Thursday will be back next week.  I've got some great gals to show off!


67 comments:

Julie Johnson said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs to you, and peace to you and your family as you wait and wait tomorrow. May you feel His presence.
julie

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Wishing your Mom a successful surgery and safe travels to you and your family!Thinking of you and sending prayers... Angie xo

Becky C said...

God will be with you all, Cindy. We are all praying with you and for peace and healing. Just keep looking to Him through this. I'm thinking about you :)
Sending lots of hugs your way...
Becky C

Suzanna said...

I'll be praying for your mom and your fam!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'm in! You mom is so incredibly beautiful, I gasped when I saw her picture!

Praying for you too, friend.

Donna

Elsina said...

Keeping your mom and family in my thoughts and prayers and hope for a full and speedy recovery! God bless.

The Frosted Gardner said...

Best of luck to you all Cindy. I will be thinking of your family and offering up prayers.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

thoughts and prayers for you to have a safe trip and your momma to have a quick recovery from the surgery.
take care!
gail

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got them! Have a safe trip.
Glenda

Heather said...

I will definitely be praying for you all tomorrow morning Cindy. I hope that you continue to feel love and support from those around you. On a side note, that last picture of your parents is so adorable. I can definitely see the both of them in you:)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Continued prayers and good wishes for your entire family!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I will pray for your Mom (and say a prayer for your Dad too). And please tell your Mom she is a very beautiful, young-looking lady! Tell her she reminds me of Joyce DeWitt from Three's Company!! :)
Best,
Gloria

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Said a prayer for you and your mom. My mom is my best friend, so I hate seeing her go through things like this. I know what you feel like.

Red Gate Farm said...

Thinking and praying for your mom and entire family...

~Chris

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I am sending my continued prayers and best wishes for your Mom, family and her medical team.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Praying that God will hold all of you in his loving arms and that He will guide the surgeons, and give you peace.

Nana Moon Shop said...

My prayers are with you and your Mom and family.
*hugs*
~Danylle

Inspired by you said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your mom, you, and your family. Indy has some pretty great doctors!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

thinking of you and your family and sending all my good wishes and karma your way.

kristina said...

Sending love and light to you and your family......i will light a candle in the morning and pray for your sweet mama while she is surgery,
Love Kristina xxxx

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I am sending sweet thoughts to you all.

Claudia said...

Keeping your Mom in my prayers, as well as you and your family!

xo
Claudia

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Travel safe, Cindy. Your entire family will be in my prayers.

Magali said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow... I'll try to send you positive energy from accross the ocean as I'm sure you'll need it.
Magali xxx

momstheword said...

They can do amazing things nowadays and they are always coming out with new drug treatments it seems.

I will pray for your mom and am so glad that you can be with her!

Deb said...

I am praying for your mom, you, and your whole family.

{northern cottage} said...

hugs hugs hugs to you - do you feel it? Our hearts will be with you while you're in waiting mode during the surgery and for the days after. Just having you by her side will - I'm sure - be such a comfort. Best to you!

Tracy said...

Thinking about you guys! Hope all goes extremely well with a speedy recovery!

Into Vintage said...

Safe travels to you -- keeping you & your family in my thoughts. Much positive energy headed your way!
:-)

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

Prayers and blessings to your mom and all her supporters (you!). She looks like she could be your sister!! What a beauty. I pray for a successful surgery and a recovery.

Richella said...

Many, many prayers for your mom. I pray that this surgery will be a radically good answer from a radically good God. I am so grateful that she's strong enough for this procedure. May you be strengthened to deal with the difficulty of the next few days. God bless you, sweet woman!

mary beth said...

Have safe travels and I"ll be joining in with prayers for rest, peace and healing for your mom and you too!

Polly said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way! Wishing your mother a successful surgery and peaceful recuperation.

Thinking of you,

Polly

Norell said...

I pray you and your entire family will feel God's arms holding you as you face the day. Your readers from around the world will be praying for you all. I hope when you feel anxious or worried you can close your eyes and picture all of us asking God to comfort you.

NanaDiana said...

Cindy, You can bet I will be praying for your Mom and for all of you. It is a very tough surgery to endure...it is a tough road to recovery..but it is better than just sitting and accepting pallative care. At least this way she has a fighting chance. I can tell you after having had my husband go through brain surgery that the best thing to pray for is peace..that God will guide the surgeons' hands and that He will be right there in the operating room and also be with all of you in the waiting room...You just have to turn it over, as hard as that is.

I don't do FB so if someone could put a quick email or post to a blog so that we would know what is going on that would be wonderful. Hugs- Diana

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts to you and your family.

Amanda said...

I hope everything goes well, god bless.

C'est Magnifique said...

Hi Cindy, I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts, I hope everything goes well. Remember to take care of yourself during this tough time!

Tania

The White Farmhouse said...

You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I will keep you especially so tomorrow. I do hope that everything goes great for her and you. She looks wonderful in the pics. I can't believe that she is that sick!

The Pineapple Room said...

Thinking of you all, and saying a prayer. Sending lots of love and hope your way!

Sarah said...

Will be thinking about you and your cute mom. Um, how come your family is so good-looking?

Save some for the rest of us, k?

;)

katie said...

You have all been in my prayers and will continue to be.
I pray God give you all the courage and strength to carry on.

Katherine said...

May you all have peace at this time and forever.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Cind, I will say prayers for you, your mom and your entire family tomorrow and in the days ahead...

Lou Cinda

**Anne** said...

Thinking of your mum and your family.
Take care,
Anne xx

~Kori~ said...

The best of everything to you and your family!

You are a lovely combination of your beautiful mom and handsome dad. :)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Praying for you all. (((Hugs)))

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Positive thoughts heading your way! Hugs to you Cindy!

Suzanne said...

Wishing the very best for your mom and your family. Prayers too!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Deb said...

Praying for your mama Cindy!
Hugs...Deb

Cathy Cobblestone said...

She is such a beautiful lady. I'm sure what she is about to endure is gonna be very difficult but may you all find some comfort in that there are a lot of people praying for her and lifting her up.

Sherry said...

Your and your Mom and family are in my prayers.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Cindy, God bless your Mom and all of you. My prayers are with you for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Love, Penny

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Cindy...I will be praying for you and your mom and family...What an AMAZING testimonial you and your family will have when she beats this!
Blessings and take care..,
xoxokara

Brianne said...

Hi, sweetie. I have been in the background of your blog for some time. A follower of your blog because you are a marvol; but haven't really commented - until now. I send my love to you and your mama and your family. My husband is a nurse, a surgical nurse, and yes, it is an intense surgery. But, one that the medical "world" has made huge strides in over the last few years. Really. She has great love left. The pictures you post are touching. Isn't the love, the bond, between a mother and daughter one of the most dynamic things on this Earth! My heart sends you light. Peace. Brianne

It's Just Me said...

Cindy, I hope that you have a safe trip. Please know that your mother and family are in my thoughts during this hard time. Please give her a hug from us : )

The Green Pea said...

Prayers for your beautiful Mother. Also for you and your family too! God Bless all of you. sandi

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

My prayers for you, your mom and your family. May you all have the strength to get through this. What a lovely picture of them! You would never know she was sick. God Bless.

Karen said...

Prayers going out to your mom from Connecticut -

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just saw this post and praying that your mom and your family are lifted up by Him.

Pam said...

Keeping you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Shawna said...

Praying for ya'll!

michelle said...

Prayers for your mom and your family.

gena said...

Praying for a full recovery for you mom !

hugs from Lavender Hill,
gena

Vickie said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about your mom! I hope and pray all goes well with her healing from her surgery and success with the chemo. Prayers for you and your family, too. Take your time, dear...

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