First off, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for Monica! The surgery went well and Monica has been back in her room for a while now resting and coming back from La La Land :) The surgeries lasted about 3 hours total, 1 1/2 for the masectomy and 1 1/2 for the reconstructive. After that she went to recovery for about another 1 1/2 hours before coming up to her room. We were all there waiting for her and she was pretty out of it when they rolled her into the room, but able to talk. I've never seen anyone coming off of anesthesia, or not like this anyway :). One of the first things Monica started talking about was seeing Brenda, who is Randy's aunt that recently passed away from a much more intense form of breast cancer. It was sad at first to hear her talk about her because it felt like she wasn't aware that Brenda was no longer physically with us, but then she started talking about all of her loved ones that have passed away and how she saw them all and they were up in Heaven doing all the same things that they did here on Earth. Like playing Euchre, making cherry salad, and people going off to church. It was crazy how everything she said sounded so real, and maybe it was? Maybe one of the craziest things she said was that Randy and I were going to have another baby, a boy, and we needed to get us a bigger house. And Randy's brother was married with 3 kids, all boys, which isn't even in the making yet. She sounded so sure of all of this, it was almost scary. I have always wanted 2 girls and a boy????? Who knows if she really saw our future :) but non the less we got some lottery numbers out of her and Randy is going out first thing tomorrow to buy a power ball ticket!
Thank you all again for the prayers! Please continue to pray for Monica in the months ahead because today was only the beginning of a long journey.