Thursday, August 27, 2009

Got gas?

Got gas?

I do! And that is good news! My intestines have already come back to life after anesthesia and being surgically resected! So, this morning we went out to Alicia's and got chilaquiles with rice and beans for breakfast...Oh wait, that was just a dream! LOL! But I did get a full liquid diet for all three meals today. Pudding and potato soup never tasted so good! I even had hunger pangs this afternoon!

The lab technician was here at 5:00 am, the doctor was here at 6:30 am, I had breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and met my new drill sargeant at 8:00 a.m. Her name is Coretha and she was awesome! She had me up and in the shower by 9:00 am and walking the hallways at 10:30. She told me that I would have to get up and walk every two hours, and she was going to make sure I did it. She told me that I would thank her next week!

The night was short, and the day has been long. My muscles are sore, my back aches, but I am so grateful for all that God has already done!

  • The ileostomy is functioning well
  • I have had NO nausea!
  • The drain is working well will less and clearer drainage
  • My kidneys are working in high gear
  • My lungs are clear
  • The morphine pump works well!
  • My room looks and smells like a florist shop!
  • My kids, my husband, and my parents have relaxed!

I know that all these things are the results of your prayers and the compassion of a great and awesome God! I should sleep well tonight!


  1. Laura, it warms my heart to read your blog today. I am so thankful that you are doing so well...hopefully better than normal! You are a real trooper and role model. And our God, in His mercy and grace and abundant and never-ending love, has been there with you every step of the way on this your courageous journey. Through good times and bad, you have adapted and overcome with His help and love! May you continue doing so well on your road to recovery and good health!!! You go, Girl!!!

  2. Tears of joy coming to my eyes right now! Praise the Lord for He is so good! You are such an inspiration to me -I can't tell you how many times your name comes to my mind during the day. I pray for you each time I think of you and then realize maybe your name came to my mind to inspire me to get through my day with a skip in my step and a smile on my face like Laura would do! :) I know how badly you must want to eat real food!! It won't be long, and we can all see that God is filling you up more than anything else could! Still, I'll be praying you can taste that delightful Alicia's cuisine soon! :)

  3. Wow! What a great report! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!!! You are Super Woman! Praying for a good night's sleep and a good meal to come!
    PS Sarah did a great job! A chip off the old block!

  4. glad to hear how well your doing. Have sooo been praying for you and will continue to pray daily for Gods healing and more good news! Keep on tootin!!!!
    Love you all,
    Cheryl Smith

  5. who knew that any of us would ever be praising GOD for GASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS? :)

    diane jones

  6. I LOVE you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will come see you soon!!!!

  7. WOOHOO!! So glad to hear such awesome news. Just makes me realize more and more that if you can handle all that you have endured, that I will be able to get through my colonoscopy in a few weeks with the comfort that no matter the outcome, God is in control!! I love you and agree with everyone else!! Sarah did an awesome job for you!! LIke mother like daughter!

    PS...Glad ur room smells like a florist shop!! Especially with gas!!!LOL I know it may hurt to laugh but so glad u are doing well !!! Plus I know it is mostly air right now !!! :)

    And another PS...Please lift up my friend Abby Corbell...lives in Oklahoma City and has had blood clots found in her lungs and leg and is in serious condition...She is my age and a very dear friend. I know God is Jehovah Rapha because he is healing you!! Just trying to get as many prayers going up as possible! U are an awesome inspiration!

    Love you
    The Garrett Gang!

  8. The power of prayer and the love and kindness of our Great God is surrounding you now!

    This time next year you will be sitting at Alicia's for breakfast eating Chiliquiles with rice & beans and this time of your life will be a distant memory albeit a very powerful one!

    What the enemy may of hoped and planned for bad, God has smashed it and is turning it out for good!

    Love and Hugs, Libby :)

  9. I am thankful for the smell of the flowers in your room considering the topic of your post! LOL! Praise the Lord that normal functions are returning! I'm thanking our precious Lord for taking care of you so wonderfully and for Mark, the kids, and parents as well! Keep roaming those halls!

    Blessings and praise,

  10. Hi Laura! I have started 2 new part time jobs and been moving my kids to college - haven't checked in on your progress and didn't know you were having surgery, but SOOOO glad to read your report! Precious sister, I prayed for you this morning, when I woke up, and got up to read your blog for a check-in on you - God is so good; thank you for your faithfulness to Him. You are a testimony to me. I'll be praying for your healing, and for your family.

  11. Laura,
    Just wanted you to know Tina and I prayed for you last night & will continue to pray for you!
    God bless,
    Rich & Tina Halcombe

  12. Hi Laura,
    GOD is soooooooooooo good!!!! HE has answered our prayers and will continue to answer them with your complete healing. To HIS glory!!

    This must be a record - I don't think I have heard of so much about gas in so few lines - LOL :). I am continuing to pray for joy, peace and rest along with NO pain and a swift recovery!!

    May GOD show HIMSELF to you in a special way over these next few days and may your love for HIM grow in ways you never thought possible!!!


  13. ty for posting this Laura , I identufy with the no cancer cells as I had my pronouncement 2 wks ago .. the radition knocked them all out.. praise God for his loving care!