Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Brain Surgery

So, here's what I remember about my brain surgery:

1. Driving to the hospital. I recall all the prep-work in detail. I remember being wheeled into the O.R., my wife saying goodbye and that she loved me.

2. I'm somewhat foggy about the rest. Just flashes here and there. A nurse talking to me about the upcoming procedure; the anesthesiologist reassuring me that the injection he'd given me would relax me and probably prevent me from remembering very much.

3. I don't recall seeing Dr. Liau before the surgery, but I do remember someone telling me that she would.

4. I did have several vivid recollections from my "awake" time during the surgery. Most have faded, now, but obviously I remembered spelling "platypus!"

5. I have no memory 0f my time in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), nor of being transported from there to my regular room.

6. My memory starts to slowly return after this. I know that standing by my side throughout this whole process stood my wife and children. I am very blessed!

One other memory is very clear to me. Weeks later, when I was in rehab, one of the doctors said he'd reviewed the notes Dr. Liau had made after my surgery. "She did a magnificent job!" I can only agree!

11 comments:

Kate Parker said...

Bob,
I have been thinking about you and praying for you and hoping that one day I could say welcome back! Mark and Michele have kept me posted on your progress. It has been a remarkable journey. Just wanted you to know that I continue to wish you a full and speedy recovery. With best wishes,
Kate

Jeremiah said...

Hi, Robert!

Glad to see this update. I'm very thankful to God that everything went well! I'm sure you're not feeling totally up to par right now, but you came through and things will get better!

Jeremiah

Anonymous said...

Bob,

I have to thank you for this website. I think it's given a lot of comfort to those of us who are concerned....but don't want to be pests!

Vicki

Anonymous said...

Hey Bro,

This is your brother in Christ, Sam Shamoun. Nice to see your doing well by God's grace. I had called the hospital shortly after your surgery to let you know that we are praying for you and that you are in our hearts.

Can't wait to see your latest posts and articles since you are truly a gifted and wonderful apologist by the grace of our risen Lord. Amen for that!

May the risen and eternal Son richly bless you and your family and grant you a speedy and full recovery for his holy name's sake. Amen.
Sam

sam shamoun said...

Hey Bro,

This is your brother in Christ, Sam Shamoun. Nice to see your doing well by God's grace. I had called the hospital shortly after your surgery to let you know that we are praying for you and that you are in our hearts.

Can't wait to see your latest posts and articles since you are truly a gifted and wonderful apologist by the grace of our risen Lord. Amen for that!

May the risen and eternal Son richly bless you and your family and grant you a speedy and full recovery for his holy name's sake. Amen.
Sam

Bruce Nutting said...

Bob, It is evident that you feel God's peace and are blessed by many Christian friends. We are glad that He is using you to bring us closer together.

Did you know that we have been encouraging each through an inspirational blog which was started because we were praying for you and reading your blog?
(http://averydennisonchristians.blogspot.com)

In any event know that your brothers and sisters in Christ here at Avery are coitinuing to pray for you.

On behalf of Peter, Michele, Gloria, Helen, Bruce & others

Bruce Nutting said...

Bob,

We are very happy that the Lord is healing you and has given you some very capable professionals to help you through this time. It is very evident that the peace of God reigns in your life and that you are resting in that peace.

Know that you have brothers and sisters here a Avery who have been praying for you.

Did you know that your blog was used to encourage us to start a devotional blog?

http://averydennisonchristians.blogspot.com


Get well my brother and God bless you.

On behalf of Peter, Michele, Gloria, Helen, Bruce & others

Kolker said...

You are blessed, my friend. Hope to see you at church soon.

Michael Cahn said...

Robert,
It was great to see you in church yesterday!

Love,
Michael

Michael Cahn said...

Robert,

It was great to see you in church yesterday!

Michael

Cynthia said...

Dear Robert,

Just wanted to let you know that I have been reading your blog and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad that you are home and that you can actually blog!

Blessings,
Cynthia