Getting Ready for the Big Surgery

I’m finally here. After months of waiting, I’m in Houston for my surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. We are at the apartment and I’m about to start drinking Gatorade and magnesium citrate cocktails in preparation for my second surgery tomorrow!  I hear this stuff is really good at making you feel lighter.

I enjoyed my last supper for a while at Kam’s Fine Chinese Cuisine (so good)! It’s hard to believe that I won’t be using my jaws for a long while.  Bummer. I LOVE food.

I’m ready.  Let’s get this over with.  See you on the recovery side.

16 thoughts on “Getting Ready for the Big Surgery

  1. Hi Ivanna! You are superwoman and my hero! I’m sending you lots of love and strength and hopefully a little bit of laughter (you will soon see). I will keep checking your blog for updates on your recovery. Love you friend, Julie

  2. Go get ’em ironman! Sending you lovelovelove and all that is strong and good and right. Can’t wait to see your beautiful smile when this is behind you. xoxoxo

  3. Okay, let the doctors and nurses do their thing. Good luck from Sheboygan, by way of Tokyo.

    from your fellow appendiceal adenocarcinoma/MD Anderson buddy,

    Dan

  4. I was surprised that you have so many friends who posted comments from the wee morning hours…and then noticed that you and Dan have actually posted your comments from the future. Does Gator Cleanse confer time-travel capabilities? If so, please text me a mopac traffic report for 8:30am. I am sending you warm, positive healing thoughts from 5:50 am–and beyond!

  5. You are going to kick some serious butt today! The Young clan have you in our thoughts and prayers and we are sending you some super mojo! Love you guys!

  6. Ivanna, I will be thinking of you all day and sending much love in your direction. You are amazing! Talk to you soon.

    XXOO, Susan

  7. Ivanna – go kick that devil out of your body! You are at the best facility and with the best doctors to cure your situation. Our daughter will have the same surgery at MD Anderson on December 10th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dennis and May

  8. My prayers are with you my darling girl. Laurel keeps me up-to-date as I ask about you very often. You will beat this, take care and keep that sunny spirit that you have. God bless you.

  9. here’s to your doctors….may they kick some butt today!
    here’s to you…may you have a speedy recovery!
    lots of love from Indiana!!!!!

  10. Ivanna,
    Woke up early and prayed for you. Went out in the cold Austin weather and had you in my heart. Am dropping off something for the girls to do..something to build, while the doctors and nurses and you work on WONDERFUL you.
    Healing blessings sent your way.
    Love, Paige

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