Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The Operation...

Its finished!

At 9:45pm the surgeons called and told me that the operation was finsihed. The surgeons were happy that they had been successful and believe that they have been able to remove all the tumour. Plenty of tissue samples have been taken and sent for analysis to confirm everything has been taken out. This is a result beyond our wildest dreams. Jo did extremely well during the op, I'm sure proud of her!

In all the operation took about 13 hours and Jo will be recovering for a long time. Knowing Jo as I do I urge you all to keep an eye out for new posts from Jo by Saturday or Sunday.

Finally, as a person who is known to you all as 'other half' can I express my sincerest thanks to all of you for the constant support you have given Jo. As a community you are all important to Jo and I know Jo draws a huge amount of strength from you all. Jo and I talk a lot about all of you and the connection Jo has with you is hugely significant to her. You are her 'public' and extremely important to her and therefore important to me - please keep the connection and the support going.

Other Half

29 comments:

l'optimiste said...

ok - crying my eyes out now. so relieved. thank you SO much for the update...

JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITH JOY! Jo - go babe!!

wow...what a day - you seriously did my head in ;)

off to celebrate with a BIG glass of wine!!!
xxx

Expat mum said...

Oh joy.

karen gerstenberger said...

Thanks be to God! Rejoicing with you! HUGS to Jo!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, thank God it went so well! Love and Hugs (gentle ones) and prayers for her recovery continue from me.

Thank you for telling us.

Hugs to you as well!

Reniese

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am overjoyed to read this....can't wait to hear from her as well.
Continued prayers and good vibes coming her way!!!!
xoxoxox
Suz

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wonderful news, and I wish dear Jo a speedy recovery !
She's been through a lot. it's onwards and upwards from here....
Thank you for letting us know, your a sweet 'other-half' my thoughts are with you.
Jo )the other one )
x

Bernie said...

I have popped over from Maggie's blog and am so happy to read of your wife's successful operation. She sounds like such a trouper. Am keeping her in my prayers..sending big hugs from Canada.....:-)

Shopping Kharma said...

I wish you and Jo all the best as she recovers and no new cancer is found! Thank you so much for taking care of our sweet strong woman!)

The Merry said...

Thank you for updating the blog.
I do not know Jo, I have never met her personally, but I have been sending prayers and positive thoughts for a while now.
I'm glad they're feeling positive.

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

So delighted to hear the news. I was thinking about Jo all through yesterday. I too have a young teenage boy, our only son, and, although I can't begin to understand what it must be like to have cancer, I know what it's like to have a son whom you cherish and want to watch grow up.

Sending lots of good wishes for the long recovery ahead x

Maggie May said...

I am so pleased!
I have been asking my readers for prayers for Jo, being a cancer sufferer myself and knowing how traumatic it can be, has made me realise that we are all an extended family and need each others help at times of crisis.
Assuring you of my continued prayers and wishing Jo a speedy recovery.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Nota Bene said...

Brilliant stuff...that's excellent news. Think of this as a virtual bunch of grapes and flowers!

Em said...

That's FANTASTIC news!! I'm so pleased for you all. Please pass my love and extremely gentle post-surgery hugs to Jo.

Em xxx

Sage said...

So glad that all went well with the operation, yes it will be a long road to recovery but we will be for all of you xx xx

Rosemary said...

What fantastic news ! Jo was constantly in my thoughts and prayers yesterday, so it's great to get an update. What a brave girl she is - an inspiration to the rest of us. I really miss her when she goes `off air` from time to time. x

Anonymous said...

Jo - this is wonderful - I was thinking of you all day - I sincerely hope that the feeling that you are being supported by your "public" helps - the thoughts don't stop here: I'll be continuing to think of you during your recovery. Thanks for updating "other half"!

Irene

Angie said...

Well, other half, that is good news. Look forward to Jo being fit enough to do her own postings. Love and best wiahes to her. xx

Ladybird World Mother said...

HOORAY HOORAY. That is the most wonderful news and I am so glad for you all... please give Jo the biggest hug from me and I look forward to her next post... with my very best love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

cheshire wife said...

Wondeful news! Best wishes to Jo for a full and speedy recovery.

CWx

Jane said...

I have read your blog for a while but never commented....
Thought of Julian of Norwich 'all will be well , all manner of things will be well'....x

Rose said...

This is good news indeed! I wish Jo continued healing and will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

I've come here via Maggie May, another brave lady who refused to give in to this awful disease.

Rosemary said...

I am so thrilled to hear that Jo's through the op successfully - what great news about a fantastic lady ! Keep on keeping on Jo, you're doing really well and it'll be great to have you back online when you are ready for it.

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

Hello Other Half. Thanks for keeping us informed about Jo.
You all have my prayers too and I look forward to reading Jo'd next post.

Snowdrop said...

That's lovely - thank you for keeping her public updated.

Wishing you both all the best.

Snowdrop xx

Snowdrop said...

That's lovely - thank you for keeping her public updated.

Wishing you both all the best.

Snowdrop xx

MsCatMinder said...

Great to see the update! Thanks for that ... and so good to see she is doing so well .
I hope she will get comments and hope she is on road to recovery now .
Best wishes xxx

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I wish Jo well and hope she is OK. I wish her a speedy recovery and thank you (other half) for letting us know how she is doing.

Big hugs from Hadriana xx

Pam said...

This is tremendous news!! I am so happy for Jo and her family & hope that she has a speedy recovery.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Right behind you all. Thinking about you.