Monday, November 24, 2008

An Update on my Wife

I did not put this up on my blog, however there was some conversations on forums and emails about my wife and wanted to place an update for you, so you will know what has been happening.

Stacey was beginning to feel pain and last week, she called her surgeon and scheduled a visit. The surgeon got her in very quickly. We went up to the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday and they scheduled an EUA (examination under anesthesia) on Friday.

On Friday, we left at 4:15 am and we were a little concerned that we were not going to make it up there due to the snow and the wind. It was almost "whiteout" in a few instances. However, we did get up there and was only a few minutes late.

They got her in and the procedure lasted a little over an hour. I am typing this and my wife is not here and have not cleared what I can and cannot say, so I will say it in the following manner:

They had to do more than normal, thus the surgeon stated that she will be in more pain than normal following the surgical procedure. After 72 hours, I believe that she would concur with the surgeon - her pain is higher than normal.

We have lost count in a sense. We believe that this is her 10th procedure in the last 20 months. One day, we hope and pray that this will end. However, we also understand that unfortunately this may be a continual occurrence and can hope and pray that the time lapse in between them grow. This last time, it was 5 months, so that is a good thing.

Stacey is doing good, not great at the present time. However, I am amazed at how much she is able to do with only 72 hours passing. She is a real trooper. We will need to see how the long trip will play out for her - we are headed to Illinois for Thanksgiving.

So, thank-you for the prayers and I ask you to continue to pray for her as she continues to heal. I also ask you to pray that there can be a respite from this for awhile and that if/when new medications are in place that those medications will work and that there will be no short-term or long-term side effects from the medications.

I love you Stacey, you are such a strong woman to get through all the procedures and to keep the head up during all of this chaos.


Alan Knox said...

I'm praying for you both.


Jeff Greathouse said...


Thanks, I appreciate it greatly.

Doorman-Priest said...

I've clearly not been paying attention again. So sorry. Praying for you all.

Jeff Greathouse said...


Thanks for the prayers. I have been kinda quiet about the issue lately and she has had a pretty good 4 months.

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a few things about it and sporadically, I have mentioned that she is going in for procedures.

Hope the silence went well.

Jamey said...

I will be praying for your wife and you. I hope you both have a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travel.

Jeff Greathouse said...



our travel went pretty well, did run into a construction delay, but we survived it.