Thursday, August 28, 2008

Post Surgery

Hey everyone this is Christy and Cymbre is having internet issues but wanted to give you an update on Mike. Just a quick note to let you know that Mike's surgery went well but they could only insert one stint. They will have to go back in on Tuesday with different equipment to insert the other stint. They are going to stay in Dallas until then and they aren't sure yet if he will have to remove part of Mike's pancreas. She'll try to keep ya'll updated and thanks for the prayers!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pre-Surgery, Post Dr. visist

We met with the doctor today and there are a few things we weren't expecting. Once they begin the procedure tomorrow, they will look to see what is causing the cysts. It is filled with fluid from the pancreas but they do not know how or why the fluid is filling the cysts. There are a few possibilities and I don't know how to explain them. But, if the cause is one option, they will have to remove a portion of his pancreas or the cysts will continue to return. Dr. Tarnasky said the removal will not be as serious as it could be since Mike is already diabetic. If they find that this is necessary, they will wake him up and we will discuss options. He indicated that the removal surgery could happen quickly. The recovery is one week. I'm not sure if that is one week in the hospital or just one week out of work, in bed, etc. If the removal is not necessary, they will insert a stent. Dr. Tarnasky said they will keep him in the hospital overnight to make sure the procedure does not cause pancreatitis. Thankfully, we are currently staying in the hospital hotel so I will be able to stay in our room and still be close.

Also, PLEASE keep my dearest friend Angela and her family in your prayers...her little (19 year old) brother was rushed to the hospital in Lubbock about an hour ago with double pneumonia!! He was not concious when he was taken to the hospital and I know her family would appreciate ALL prayers!!!!! Thank you all so much!!!
Mike is in his MRI right now so I don't have much time! The hospital doesn't have wireless so we can't use our laptop...BUMMER!! The hospital does have a library/computer lab area that I can use but it is only open from 9-4:30!!

The trip has been a good one so far! Monday and Tuesday were really nice and we both kind of forgot that the medical portion of our trip was coming up! I had a GREAT time with Angela...we hadn't gotten to spend time together in a while so it was very refreshing. Plus, I got to see her new apartment and it is so cute!! She has THE BEST you know I took a bath!!

We are staying at the hospital hotel and it was nice to wake up and walk through the hospital to radiology this morning rather than having to fight traffic, park, etc. It will be really nice in the morning!! We are meeting with the doctor this morning at 10:30 and the surgery will be in the morning at 8...we have to be there at 6 though!!

Tonight should be a good mom and Mike's dad and Linda are all coming in this afternoon. We'll have some time to spend together before the surgery. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

This weekend has been super busy but we feel it went so well!! We spent the weekend in Beeville and Mike put together a Back-to-School Bash for the youth and it went REALLY well! We got a chance to hang out with the youth and get to know several of them...that was GREAT!! There are a lot of band kids so I'm down with that! :)

Mike led the introduction to Sunday school and I think he did a great job! We met a lot of parents on Sunday morning and they all had positive things to say about Saturday night.

We were able to look at houses on Saturday morning and found one we REALLY like!! I'm not going to include details in case things don't work out...but we hope they do! We should hear this week if Mike will be going back in-view-of-a-call.

Please keep us in your prayers...we'll be flying to Dallas tomorrow and spending a few days relaxing (and visiting friends and family) before his surgery on Thursday. I'll keep you updated!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I heart my sister!

I really do...some people may wonder at times since we do "fight" more than we should but it is the way we operate. Although I'm sure my mom is tired of it after 25 years! Christy and I have always had a unique and special relationship. We truly are each other's best friends. She is the first person I want to call to share news, good or bad, with (other than Mike of course)!

With all the talk of moving, I have to begin to prepare leave her again...and it KILLS me!! We have this thing where I ALWAYS try to talk her into moving where we move. I hate not having her around know I'm going to miss out on things in her life by not being here. She and I always had each other growing up. We lived together until Mike and I got married...we never lived apart. WOW! That sure changed! But, she has always been great about coming to visit...I pray that never changes.

I love how I can call Christy and use 2 words from a song and she can give me the title and artist! I love that she understands me when I'm laughing so hard, I can barely breathe and yet still try to talk! (When I was little and had a cute but bad speech impediment, Christy used to translate for my parents!) I love that I can call and tell her a movie is coming out and she gets just as excited as I do! I love that we have the same taste in music!! I just love her!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My failed root canal...

Well, I attempted to have a root canal yesterday!! My stubborn tooth decided it didn't want to part ways! lol... The dentist couldn't numb my nerve enough and said he is only allowed to use so much numbing stuff, SO I have an appointment with a dentist that specializes in root canals! At least I'm not in major pain!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Great is Thy Faithfulness

That is the phrase you see when first entering our apartment. Mike and I took a small trip for our anniversary...we like to get something on our trips to remember that time in our lives. Since we really didn't know what the gift for a 4th anniversary would be (paper? aluminum? silver? lol) we decided on a wooden sign. This sign symbolizes so much for us.

I find it so rejuvinating to look back at our 4 years as a married couple. We have had so many opportunities to praise God for all He has done. Others do not always understand why we continue to follow God and take steps that are out of our comfort zone. Throughout our adventures, there is one thing that has remained...God is faithful! GOD IS FAITHFUL! I love that MY GOD IS FAITHFUL!!

Praise God, for HE is faithful!

Friday, August 08, 2008

We are getting so anxious for the end of the month! We will be traveling to Beeville AND Mike will be having surgery. Our trip to Beeville will give us a chance to do something we've wanted to do our entire relationship...walk on the beach together!! Mike has never seen the ocean or beach and we plan to go South on Sunday night...

Of course I have the whole trip planned in my head, but making it a reality is so different! I did some researching today because I know some beaches and areas are better than others...especially in South Texas!! I know that no matter the outcome of my planning, we will enjoy our time together and cherish this "first" in our lives! I'll probably be calling Angela soon...her family vacations there a lot and she can probably give me some good insight! Hopefully we'll take some pictures for everyone to see!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Nothing to do on a Friday night??

Come check out Glovebox--THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY--at Sedona Grill on Wadley (and Garfield)!

Mike's dad's band will be playing at Sedona Grill...we are going on Friday night around 9...come join us...and if you let us know you are coming...we'll save some seats!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wagner

A good friend of mine is about to "take the plunge." Miss Kimberly Rogers will only be Miss Rogers for one more week! WOW!!! I can't believe it's time for her to get married! I remember when she was in middle school and we chatted about life, boys, and everything in between. We wanted to know who God had for us...and now we've found them! I pray that God blesses their marriage and the life they will officially begin next week. I absolutely LOVED being a true newlywed (we are almost out of that official stage!!) and I know she is going to LOVE it!!

Congratulations Kimberly and Chris!!
May you always remember why you fell in love!!