We never thought the day would get here when we could say we made it over the hump and came sliding down the other side. Since last March Mary has been battling heroically against all the stomach problems that were piled in her way--her gallbladder was removed, then pancreatitus took over, then infections tried to bring her down, and always the pain, the sometimes excruciating pain couldn’t defeat her. Today the last little bit of cleanup was done by the surgeon. He then declared her the winner of this fight that seemed like it would never end.
Of course we will have to be vigilantly watching for signs of infection returning. But the worst is over. Now her doctor has prescribed normal activity, normal eating, normal exercise, normal everything. Never before have I thought that “normal” was anything to rave about, but, let me tell you, it sounds like heaven to me now.
It’s time to start living and laughing again. We will do or best.