Monday, August 9, 2010


Dad is recovering well from his 3 1/2 hour surgery

but he’s in a lot of pain.

They removed 8 arthritic spurs, replaced two vertebrae, separated conjoined nerves, put vertebrae #4 back in alignment (it had slipped out completely) and joined two sets of vertebrae together with titanium rods. 

gimme an O

gimme a U

gimme a C

gimme an H!

I wonder how in the world he did all the gardening, yard work, traveling, and lifting with all that wrong with him! The doctor said it was worse than he thought and that Dad will be in a lot of pain for a couple of weeks.

But wait…what’s that I see??????

It’s a bird???? It’s a plane???



IMG_5249 Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is him taking his first 5 steps

with Ashley only TWO HOURS after surgery!

That’s MY DAD!

Truly amazing!

Thanks for your continued prayers.

A special thanks to my Uncle Dick (Dad’s brother) for staying with us all day!


Blessings Y’all!


Margie M. said...

I would say "amazing" is an understatement! Go Dad!!!

Happytrails said...

Wonderful news!! How incredible that he is up and walking only two hours after surgery. What a trooper. :-)
We will keep him in our prayers for a speedy recovery and hopefully the pain will be less than expected.
You take care and get some rest yourself.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

FD5, Retired said...

Prayers still coming your way. Your dad looks like he is doing well 2 hrs after surgery. May he have a speedy recovery.

Stay Safe

BECKY said...

Hi Gal! He sure is a super Dad! I hope he's being careful not to overdo! I have done that before and have learned my lesson!

I know you're so glad the surgery is over and that he is ok! What a blessing!

Great photo of you and your uncle! You have a great smile!

I'll be praying for your Dad's recovery!

Have a joyful week!

tinker said...

Another job well done by super dad. It's great that he is up and moving that is what he needs to do, but make sure he follows instructions. I had a family member that felt so good she went horse back riding after back surgery and demolished all the good that had been done. She is in constant pain again. Take care of him.

Janna and Mike said...

Yea for Dad--glad the surgery went well and will pray that he continues to do well.

Kathy and Robert said...

Y'all are so appreciated! Your prayers and support have been so encouraging not only to me, but to Dad. He read everyone's comments this morning and said to thank each one of you!

Dee said...

GOD IS GOOD!!!!! I love the picture you showed on your post yesterday. The Great Physician brought your Dad through this difficult surgery and will be with him through, what I believe will be a very speedy recovery. We are continuing to pray for your Dad, as well as you and your Mom. God bless you all.

Weldon and Sandy said...

Wow only two hours after surgey!!! How wonderful and he shows no signs of his ordeal at all. Glad to hear your Dad is on the mend.

Dennis and Donna said...

Tell Super Dad he needs a cape and mask so he can chase the nurses up and down the hall!..and a phonebooth do change in!!! He looks amazingly well...Make sure he knows to keep ahead of the pain, though...If you let it get a good hold of ya it takes longer to kick it to the curb!! Blessings to Super Dad!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Your dad is one tough man,glad he is doing well.
Today is my dads 84th birthday he has been gone 5 years.

Kathy and Robert said...

Thanks for the new comments. Dad sure is encouraged by them...me too!
Welcome new followers!
Kenny and Angela, I gave my dad a hug in honor of your father. :) Blessings, Kathy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Kathy and Robert,
Thank you so much for visiting "Home is Where the Heart is". Its a pleasure meeting you!. I love your blog title.
Your Dad looks wonderful after surgery! His great attitude will go far in his recovery. Give him a big hug for me...
I have added you to my side bar.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Avery's Wanderings said...

Dad is amazing.Our prayers are for a speedy and complete recovery.

Kathy and Robert said...

Welcome new followers and thank you for the kind comments!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I can tell I'm going to love your blog-and your dad is such a trooper!!! I think our parents generation is much stronger physically than we are. Blessings to you.