An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks…

I’ve learned 3 major things this week.

1) I have the most awesome group of friends, family, and loved ones around. I can not begin to tell you just how much the outpouring of support has meant to us. Knowing your partner is going to have major surgery is unbelievably stressful (even when you spend most of the time denying that there is any stress) and knowing y’all had our back was incredible.

2) I learned that there is no way in hell I will ever be able to deny my status as a true blue GEEK. Someone asked me how gastric bypass was able to affect (cure) diabetes and I described it as giving your body a hard reboot. Literally, that was the first thing that came to mind. I think using computer terminology as your default description for a medical procedure gives you major geek cred.

3) I learned that maybe, just maybe miracles really do happen. Thanks to Dr. Bruce and the fabulous team at Rex Hospital, Vic came through his surgery with flying colors. Only hours after surgery, his blood sugar was dropped from 180 to 160 with only 2 units of insulin. I can’t remember the last time 2 units of insulin did ANYTHING for him. Then, today before I left the hospital, his blood sugar was only 125 and he hadn’t had any insulin all day. Holy shit, y’all! I had hoped, I had prayed, but I hadn’t really believed it was possible. And, to add to the OMG factor, Vic’s feet which had debilitating neuropathy…we’re talking numbness and pain that I can’t even begin to understand…his feet haven’t even twinged since the surgery. Vic has been up and walking and there has been any numbness or any pain. I still find myself trying to corral my growing excitement because there could potentially be a flare up with the neuropathy but the simple fact that my husband has been able to walk without pain just blows me away. I am so overwhelmed I find myself almost melting down in tears…tears of relief and joy and belief. Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes and thank you God for this maybe miracle…wish I could just drop the maybe entirely but Im not quite there.

Thank you everyone.

11 Responses to An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks…
  1. StacieT
    May 15, 2013 | 1:04 am

    A wonderful update! So relieved that Vic is doing well. Many prayers that the positive trend continues for a long, long time!
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  2. Battynurse
    May 15, 2013 | 1:22 am

    So glad that everything seems to be going so well! Hoping for many good things to come.

  3. mrs spock
    May 15, 2013 | 8:21 am

    That is fabulous news!

  4. Another Dreamer
    May 15, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Fantastic about his blood sugar levels! I am so happy that he’s doing well and things look good! I’ve been checking updates on FB and thinking about you all.
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  5. a
    May 15, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Hurray! That is some really awesome news – I hope that Vic has a quick recovery from the surgery and that he has banished the diabetes demon for good.
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  6. Dora
    May 15, 2013 | 9:57 pm

    Totally awesome news! So glad to hear it.
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  7. Geochick
    May 17, 2013 | 7:20 am

    How awesome that the surgery had such immediate positive effects!

  8. Geochick
    May 17, 2013 | 7:21 am

    How awesome that the surgery had positive effects so fast!
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  9. Rebecca
    May 21, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    Hi from ICLW. Wonderful news!
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  10. Egg Timer
    May 22, 2013 | 10:00 am

    Sounds like your husband is on his way to a new and healthy life! Congratulations to you both!
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  11. Mrs. Gamgee
    May 22, 2013 | 6:31 pm

    I’ve kinda been out of the loop for the last while, but I knew that this was coming up for you guys. I am so thankful that the outcome is looking so positive! Sending prayers for swift healing and continued great progress!
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