Hi there all. Alex here, or "Hogsnorts" or just Mr. Ninjapoodle to all that know and love me. And to all you that don't know me, I am Belinda's husband. So there.
I am sitting here in the waiting room while our beloved Ninjapoodles is still in surgery where she will still be for the next 2 hours or so. This is supposed to be about a three and a half to four hour proceedure. Please pray all you internets and friends she has made out in blog land for her safe passage to this new beginning of her life. A life free of immobilizing pain. A life free of the agony that would not let her enjoy even some of the simplest of life's pleasures that you and I take for granted.
As you know she was terrified about today. Saying over and over again, "What if I never wake up?" All I could say is " Sweetheart, God put you on this planet for a purpose. He gave you Bella to love, raise and take care for and I depend on you a lot, so there is no way he would take you from us!" That, and the Versed starting to kick in gave her a little relief and she relaxed. But, only after repeatedly imploring the anesthesiologist to promise to "NOT KILL HER!" "Really, did you hear me? Do not kill me. I will haunt you." I think he finally took her seriously. Because I know her, and she would do it. I can not imagine a Belinda ghost. Man. I could never get away with anything. She would be right there saying : "AAAllllleeeeexxxx, pppuuuuttttt dddddooooowwwwwnnnnn tttthhhhaaattttt tttoooooiiiilllllleeetttt ssseeeeeaaaaattttt. " Ooooohhh. Gives me the shivers.
Anyway, please everyone, keep her in your prayers these next few days. For they will definitely be needed. This is going to be a long recovery and she needs all the love the world can send.
Thank you from Mr. Ninjapoodles.
ADDENDUM: 11:45 AM
Belinda is out of surgery now!!! Yeah!! Everything went Ok. There will be lots of details forthcoming but I will leave those to her to write to you all in the way that only the Ninja can.
Long story short: She is out of surgery, everything went according to plan. No complications. She has a very good prognosis. Yeah, again!!
She is in a tremendous amount of pain right now even with her morphine drip. Hopefully the worst won't last long. Of course, there will be the pain of recovery, but that is only temporary compared to what she has endured to this point. She has her life back, and will be regaining it little by little.
Thank you for all your prayers and for your continued prayers for her recovery.