Monday, June 6, 2011

Blue Monday - Surgery

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For several years, I have had chronic kidney disease, which means my kidneys don't function as well as they should. To complicate matters, a tumor was recently discovered in my left kidney. Further testing showed it to be cancerous. Therefore, I will have surgery this coming Thursday morning and would greatly appreciate your prayers.

I'm including a picture of me with my Blue hair searching the internet for pictures of my upcoming surgery.

Because of the poor function of my kidneys, my surgeon will remove only part of my left kidney. He'll implement robotic assisted laparoscopy. Robotic-assisted laparoscopy is done through three small incisions, (partial nephrectomy). I found this picture of Robotic-assisted laparoscopy on the internet.

Notice, please the beautiful shades of Blue in the operating room.





I love to laugh, and so I found a few cartoons with touches of Blue just for today.
I hope they give you a chuckle.








I'm trusting in Christ, and I honestly am not worried as I know He holds my future.

I've scheduled Blue Mondays in advance, so you can continue playing in the weeks to come.
I'll do my best to keep you informed.


Happy Blue Monday!


1. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
2. Chubskulit
3. Fifi Flowers
4. Candy @ The Little Round Table
5. Nostalgic Marveling
6. Ms. Burrito
7. carolynUSA
8. Bucket
9. Rajesh, India
10. day at the resort
11. Roses
12. cruising countryside
13. John
14. imriz
15. Point and Shoot
16. Spice Up Your Life
17. Sasha
18. Vhen
19. LaVoice
20. Everyday is a New Day!
21. Leckeres für Mensch und Katze
22. Jhansson
23. Genuine Cuisine
24. Sweet Memoirs
25. mizhelle
26. Susan@AshTreeCottage
27. Raya
28. Ria
29. Rinkly Rimes
30. Tea table scape
31. Deliciously Spicy Moments
32. 36 Weeks After
33. Shy
34. Great Wall of China
35. Mom's Place
36. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
37. Leovi - Spring 4
38. Anni, Sweden
39. Gittan Sweden
40. genny
41. Lina, Indonesia
42. Fighter Sweden
43. A Woman's Note
44. Rantis, Swe
45. JanzCrystalz
46. Shannara
47. Milla
48. Gracia Fashionista
49. hip chick
50. Melandria
51. Ella Maes Barn Gathering
52. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
53. Reach Beyond Limits
54. John (1st entry)
55. Andy - Canada
56. Majesty is Blue
57. GVK, Chennai, India
58. Birgitta - foto chip
59. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
60. Anne
61. A Musing Potpourri
62. Esther, Spain
63. Dear Helen Hartman
64. Kim,USA
65. Paint or Dig
66. Vienna
67. Larkspur - Carolina Mountains
68. No Greater Love Memorial Day Table
69. Dish Storage {There's Blue in There}
70. Christine
71. Vistis With Mary
72. Eden,Australia
73. hapzydeco
74. Kathy Matthews OR USA
75. Dorincard: meteorite stamp, cosmic blues!
76. Kathy-Delightsome Life
77. Daniella Hayes
78. LadyD
79. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
80. Jeanie from Georgia
81. john (1st entry)
82. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
83. FABBY: Family Room Artwork
84. Grandmother Wren
85. Now this is exercising!
86. AnnA(Sweden)
87. Gagiers- Canada
88. Books and Life - Joy
89. Lifemoto - Cem
90. Dhemz
91. lulumusing
92. Mona
93. helpmate hero on Loblolly
94. Kennamatography
95. Loui♥
96. Pie
97. New Sitting Room
98. Motherly Instinct
99. Debbie at The Paint Splash
100. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
101. Patricia

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83 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

I hope your surgery goes well!

chubskulit said...

Hahahaha thanks for the laugh, love the last one!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Sally, best of luck for your upcoming surgery, sending good thoughts and healing vibes your way.

Candy

Becky K. said...

Thanks for sharing so we can be praying for you. I'll be thinking of you and praying for a very successful surgery and a complete and speedy recovery.

LV said...

That beaks my heart. You are a strong person with a lot of faith to make light of this situation with cartoons. May the good Lord bless and keep you.

Tina said...

Good morning Mrs. Doctor! Happy blue monday! :) LG Tina

SweetMemoirs said...

will pray for your upcoming surgery...

jhansson said...

I laugh the cartoons..

I'm hoping and i'll pray for you Sally. Best of luck of your upcoming surgery. God bless you:)

Marice said...

hopin for a positive results! hugs!

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Sally! The Lord will be with you. I know He loves your positive attitude and sense of humor too! Your cartoons are funny and don't you let your surgeon over charge you.

Love and Prayers,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

PS: My Uncle had a cancerous kidney. It was completely removed and he lived another 35 years.

Rinkly Rimes said...

In the days of blogging our friends are universal. Good wishes from Australia.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Thanks for hosting the party dear
I would love if you please peek a little at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

These are funny comical skitch. I like the message in the second frame.

Nancy said...

Hi Sally!

Funny cartoons. I'd hate to be the patient on the table when the dr. was looking for help!

I accidentally entered the wrong link on #34, I don't know how to delete it. Sorry about that.

Nancy

Sara Chapman said...

Sally, all the best to you. Thanks for sharing this with us, and get well soon!

Sara

kat said...

Hahahha This Monday is certainly a Happy Monday. Thanks for the laugh Sally...

kat said...

Oh i forgot..will pray for your surgery...take care

Leovi said...

Some very nice blue and full of humor. Greetings.

Anni said...

I'm sure it'll go just fine, Sally. Until then, have a Happy Blue Monday!

genny said...

saw the different blue shades Sally, praying for your surgery...good luck and God bless. mine is up here:
http://www.bisdakbloggers.com/2011/06/06/blue-monday-33-collections.html

Lina Gustina said...

I believe that you're a very strong woman, Sally... I'll pray for your surgery...

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2011/06/family-gathering.html

Fighter said...

Sally.
I´m holding your hand.
You are a fighter.

Best regards and hugs.
I won over the the big c in 2009.
Now it´s your time and I know you can DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Stacy said...

Sally it's my first visit to "Smiling Sally" and I can feel your smile all over this blog, even in the midst of an upcoming surgery. God bless you. I will pray for you, and I will definitely be back for another visit.

hip-chick said...

I will include you in my prayers

Rebecca said...

Good luck on your upcoming surgery-I think you've got the right attitude-Trust in God!

melandria said...

i hope everything will go fine.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I will be including you in my prayers Sally. Please try to continue the good attitude, a sense of humor always helps.
♥, Susan

Icy BC said...

Sally, sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery! Prayer will be sent your way. Take care and god bless.

Andy said...

My good wishes go out to you. Make sure you follow the doctor's orders and get well soon.

Gayle said...

Praying God's healing, strength and wisdom for you, your family and your medical team.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Sorry to hear abot your kidney. I will think of you all day on Thursday and wish for your health and good care Sally. All the best to you!

Annesphamily said...

I will be praying and I know that surgery will go well. You made me smile, so early this morning. Hee Hee Hugs Anne

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, dear Sally.

Be certain to tell the surgical team that you are a VIP. I know all the bluesies and pinkies with be there with you in spirit.

Love to you.♥

La said...

Hi Sally!

I am sending positive and healing thoughts your way...and a BIG hug, too.

La

Esther is not-quite-perfect said...

Blue is gonna be great!!
It's my favorite color, and I would upholster the world in denim, if I could!!!

DearHelenHartman said...

Thanks for the morning chuckle - happy blue Monday.

Jeanne said...

Dear Sally, I was too tired to comment last night. I jumped out of bed just now and thought of you. You know I am praying for you dear friend and I was pleased to see the humor this morning. I knew this would be a hard thing to share. You are a Christian that has so much faith and I
admire you so much.

Blessings and love,
Jeanne

PS I was reading the comments and it is hard to see there are a few people that did not even mention what you shared about your health. I guess they don't read.

mississippi artist said...

I will say a prayer. A good attitude is everything when facing a medical crisis-and you have one-you will do fine.

Jeanne said...

Sally, I had to come back and say you hit the nail (pipe) on the chin. That is seriously what is wrong with the captain. HA!
Love you, Jeanne

Hooked on Memes said...

All the best, Sally. May you have a speedy recovery. God Bless. Loved the cartoons!

Kim, USA said...

Hi Sally, rest assured of my prayers to your upcoming surgery. God bless!!!

Mary said...

Sally, so sorry to hear your news. I hope all goes well for you...Will be praying for successful surgery and quick recovery.

Eden said...

I hope everything will be alright. I include you in my prayers. God bless

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally,

You are so brave, and I like how you have used humor and your online resources to do some research on your own in dealing with your upcoming surgery. It does all seem a bit nerve-wracking.

I am praying for you, and I'm sure that everything will turn out well.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Dorincard said...

Funny cartoons!:)
Best wishes, Sally!!!!!

Helen said...

Sally, The entire world of Blog is pulling for you!!!!!

Daniella said...

You are so calm about this. I see it is because of your trust in the Lord. With your positive attitude and faith, you will do well!! I just know!!
xxDaniella

LadyD said...

Keeping you in my prayers. You are surrounded by love.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sally~ lifting you up in prayer. I hope you have a speedy recovery and many blue mondays!

barbarah said...

I'm so sorry about your kidney troubles! I hope and pray the upcoming surgery goes well. Loved the blue hair photo! :-)

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Happy Blue Monday everyone!

Ann said...

Your cartoons are very cute, I'm so glad you can still laugh when contemplating the surgery. Christ is always with us just as you said, I will call your name in prayer on Thursday.
Ann

Grandmother Wren said...

God bless you, Sally. I know many of us will be praying for a speedy recovery for you.

classic • casual • home said...

I am praying for you Sally. Sending good thoughts your way.

Joy said...

Praying that your surgery is a big success and that you have a speedy recovery. Take care! Keep us posted.

Dhemz said...

I hope all goes well Sally....:)

the cliparts made me laugh out loud....lol!

lulumusing said...

Laughing is good no matter what the situation. I'm sure all of us "blues" will keep you in our thoughts and wish you well....really well!

w0rkingAth0mE said...

You made me laugh :) Blue Monday

Jo said...

Prayers in Jesus name!...Dear Sweet Smiling Sally, GOD'S hands will guide the doctors,hoping and praying for speedy recovery my friend.
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you dear Sally for sharing this with us! You're going to be in my prayers so everything comes out well, prayers are so powerful and have faith! Clipsarts are so funnyyyyy...laughter is the best medice too!! Thank you for hosting and lots of hugs. FABBY

kennamatic said...

Hi Sally, First time here but I'm sure it won't be my last.

Loui♥ said...

Prayers, Sally..
Love you!!!!
Loui♥

Donnie said...

You know you and hubby are in my prayers for a successful surgery and easy recuperation. Take care friend.

Cafe au lait said...

Your in my thoughts Sally. Hope all goes well.

My Blue Monday.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Sally, I'm so sorry you're having to go through this! You are in my prayers this instant! I pray your surgery will go well and the doctors hands will be directed by God to take care of that old tumor. The best place to be is in God's hands and you know that! Love you,Sally and am praising God for a good outcome from your surgery.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

All these comments should show you how much you are cared about and prayed for. See you back here soon. Debbie

imriz said...

the link's ok, sally. sthanks for reminding me:)
have a good day.

http://www.clarizzatomacruz.com/2011/06/05/one-fine-day-at-the-resort/

Diann said...

Holy cow! I am #100 with only 2 hrs. remaining to link up! I have had my post posted since Saturday no less. Man, once summer hits, it seems like my brain is on overload and not on blogging. LOL But, I guess better late than never huh. I hope you are having a wonderful week Sally and thanks for hosting!

Fresh Garden said...

Sally, we all love you.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Thanks for a good laugh on a Monday!
Barb

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Don't know what has happened, but I can't link on anymore. Don't know how. I guess that I forgot what my password was.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Sally, I am not sure why you didn't see it but your name and link picture was at the bottom of my post. I try to always link in. Blessings, Debbie

ellen b. said...

Dear Sally..
I will be praying for you and for the surgery on Thursday. I'm sorry you have to go through this...

Kim, USA said...

Hi Sally... I am praying for your successful surgery today. Hugs and kisses!!

Kim

char72 said...

I saw a comment on another blog to pray for you so I came here to find out why. I'm so so sorry, Sally. I see that today is the day you are having the surgery. I'm praying for you and am putting a note on the Prayer Request blog to pray for you.
With love, blessings and prayer,
Charlotte

Knitty said...

I am late in reading this, but prayers are never late and you have mine.

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Sally... reading this late, as usual these days. Praying that you are resting well and that your recovery is quick from this surgery.
Take good care... Karen

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, Sally, I come back to blogging just in time for this news - I'm so sorry but will pray for your very speedy recovery!

Robin

Marianne said...

Hi Sally, Hope you are doing well...praying that everything went well with your surgery. Will check back to see how you are doing.
Marianne :)

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bj said...

I pray all will go well, dear one.
Mr. Sweet has had 4 life-threatening cancers and they were all cured with surgery. No drugs or meds at all.
I pray this for you.
xo bj

Dixie said...

I hope you'd doing better Sally... sending you hugs and prayers. Dixie

Cathy said...

Oh, Sally, Dear, I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm praying for you, sweet friend. Love and Hugs ~