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01-07-2008, 05:32 AM
Well, i can't believe it, Thursday February 14th, Bradley will have his surgery, i was feeling quite good this morning, now i can't stop crying, i'm shaking from head to toe, my poor little boy, valentines day too huh, omg i can't believe after all this time, its finally gonna happen, sorry its a short post, but i feel sick to my stomach now.xxx
01-07-2008, 05:59 AM
Heather, Joey's surgery is today and let me tell you I have been crying and stressing out for weeks so I know how you feel. I can't tell you what it's like to get it over with but it is a relief to get closer to the day and know that soon it will be over with. I broke out in hysterics all the time, every little thing would set me off. It's not normal that our kids have to go through this major head surgery just to look "normal". I look at every other kids forehead and think to myself, why couldn't Joey just be born with a normal head? But I know that is not healthy thinking. I will keep you posted on Joey's progress, but feel free to ask me any questions you might have. I followed a lot of kids surgeries that were near the date of Joey's and that helped me tremendously. You can email me or PM me anytime. firstname.lastname@example.org is my direct email address... speak to you soon, Stephanie
01-07-2008, 06:44 AM
Ya when yoyu get that date. it's all become really real. I hope you feel better and the date kidda sucks. But you got one and soon you will be on the other side. Good luck to you.
01-07-2008, 07:06 AM
I am so sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time. What you are feeling is all completely normal. It's a shock to have the date, it makes it seem more real. But also, this puts you one step closer to having it all behind you. We are with you all the way.
01-07-2008, 09:06 AM
Cathy is right. As scary as it is, you are one more step to having this behind you. Bradley will do wonderfully and we'll all be here to support you. :hugg
01-07-2008, 12:01 PM
It's hard getting "the date" Bradley will do great, I know how scary this is, but it'll all be over soon. Were all here for you Momma!!! :hugg
01-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Glad you have a date now...Quintin's surgery is 5 days after Bradleys on Feb 19th. Look at it as a good sign that his surgery is on Valentines day....the whole surgical team will pour an extra bit of love into his surgery that day!!
01-07-2008, 11:04 PM
I wish I could hug you in person and tell you everything will be just fine. I know the time leading up to surgery is such an emotional roller coaster.
Just think...every Valentine's day after this you'll be celebrating this whole thing being behind you and you'll be watching year by year your handsome little boy turning into a handsome young man. Then the only thing you'll have to worry about is the day he heads out the door with a heart shaped box of chocolates for one of the many young ladies I'm sure will be swarming around him! :adore
01-07-2008, 11:36 PM
Valentine's Day will certainly be a special day for you always! I know getting the surgery date makes it a little bit more of a reality.
01-08-2008, 01:03 AM
All these metopic surgeries in the next few weeks! I was right where you are! Soon you'll be on the other side with us! Such a relief when it's all over! And it is only a hard few days. After you get home things just get better and better!
01-08-2008, 03:52 AM
Try and stay calm Heather(easier said than done!) they will really look after your little man and you will have him back home before you know it. If i can get a day off work i can come see you and Bradley at Oxford a few days after his surgery. I know youve heard this before but it really is much tougher on us parents than our children and they bounce back so quickly. I couldnt believe how quickly Charlie was back to normal he totally amazed me as will Bradley you. Big hugs from me & Charlie xxx
01-08-2008, 04:31 AM
Oh ladies, thankyou so much for your kind support yet again, yesterday was a really tough day, im feeling a bit more optimistic about the whole thing today, although i really wish it wasn't valentines day, for some reason that date really upset me, but as Sadie said, and all the rest of you said, valentines day will always be special now, im trying to look at it like this, its a day full of love, and im doing this for love, sorry if that sounds cheesy, but you know what i mean.
Thanks again everyone, you really are a special bunch of people, hugs to you all.xxx
01-08-2008, 11:35 AM
Heather - I'm glad you have your date. I know how hard it is for you right now and how "real" it feels after getting the date. The next few weeks are going to be hard - you will cry alot and continue to feel sick to your stomach. But the date will come soon, Bradley will have his surgery and he will do great. You will get through the next few weeks and I promise that you will be amazed at how well Bradley does and your strength through it all. You have offered so many encouraging words to all of us during our little one's surgeries and we will all be here for you and sending lots of prayers. I think it is awesome that his surgery is on Valentine's day - it will make that day even that much more special. Thinking of you and sending lots of hugs.
01-09-2008, 09:33 AM
Heather hang in there. I know that getting the surgery date is so bitter sweet. Frightening and relief all balled up into one. Bradley will do so well and bounce back so quickly! Big Hugs!
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