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Best Christmas Gift Ever
Posted by Gordon D. King on Sunday, December 22, 2013 3:57 PM

I received the best Christmas gift ever. My wife has been in the hospital for nearly the past three weeks. She has been having severe stomach pains and couldn't eat, even liquids. She underwent emergency surgery. Her intestines were knotted up with adhesions. After a few days on a stomach pump she underwent surgery to straighten everything out and eliminate the blockage. She is now eating semi-solid foods and in a few days can have solid foods. She was discharged over the weekend. She is a bit upset because she hasn't been  able to do any shopping or help decorate the house. But that's okay she is home and that is all that counts. It's been a tough year for Mary, this was third surgery this year. My neighbors have been great. They brought me many meals so I wouldn't have to cook.

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Posted by the doog on Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:18 PM

I wish her a speedy recovery and I wish you the forebearance to see her through this with strength. What a great piece of news!

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Posted by tomwatkins45 on Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:10 PM

That makes for a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and Merry Christmas.


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Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, December 22, 2013 7:50 PM

That is wonderful news! I hope she has a quick and full recovery and that y'all have a joyful Christmas!

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Good for you. There is nothing better at this time of year than to be able to spend it with those you love most.


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Posted by Misty on Monday, December 23, 2013 4:01 AM

Happy xmas to you both, hop she has a speedy recovery.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, December 23, 2013 2:45 PM

That is indeed a good present ! I hope you will continue to have a good holiday and give her my family's best - - G.J.Geracci  - - Tanker - Builder

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Posted by DJinFlorida on Monday, December 23, 2013 2:49 PM

That is great news!  My wife also has to deal with adhesions, so I know what you are going through.  I'm glad that your wife will be home for the holidays.


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Posted by fox on Monday, December 23, 2013 9:03 PM

Will keep your wife in our thoughts and prayers for a continued recovery.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 2:11 AM

Happy news indeed!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 8:52 AM


Sorry to hear about your wife but very glad that she is doing better. The best gift is good health, everything else is secondary. Merry Christmas to you and your family..




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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:49 AM

Family is always the best Christmas gift ever.

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Posted by TD4438 on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:08 PM

Best of wishes to you guys.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 7:38 AM

Merry Christmas Gordon and family! There's just simply no greater gift here on earth than family! Glad to hear the good news bud.



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Posted by Armyguy on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 9:31 AM

That is the best present you can get. My wife and I went through a bad Christmas about 6 years ago.

I was the one in the hospital, heart surgery went bad, on life support, in  an induced coma for 2 weeks.

Two  weeks before Christmas came out of it. My wife got all she wanted for Christmas that year.

Glad to hear you got what you wanted. Merry Christmas  and  a very Happy New Year to you and your wife.

Dave M

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Posted by gunner_chris on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 9:58 AM

That's a great christmas gift!  

Merry christmas!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:18 AM

Yeah, great news there! My hopes and prayers were her continued recovery over the coming year.

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 1:20 PM

excellent news. glad you are doing well. best wishes and prayers.

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Posted by echolmberg on Thursday, December 26, 2013 8:12 AM

I had never even HEARD of intestinal adhesion until I read your post!  Yikes!  Thank God the surgeons were able to get things taken care of and I wish your wife the speediest of recoveries.  News like that truly makes it the greatest gift that both she AND you could ever receive.

Best wishes,


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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, December 27, 2013 6:18 AM

Hope your wife has a quick recovery.  Health is most important.  Happy Holidays.  John


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Posted by Geezer on Friday, December 27, 2013 6:42 AM

God's blessings and prayers for healing, strength and peace, oh and some bench time as you are able. Family is one of the most important things along with heath and faith. You and Mary have been given a great present this year and I know you are enjoying it. Merry Christmas....a day or so late.


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Posted by Gordon D. King on Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:23 PM

Thank you to everyone who responded. It was a great Christmas. The children were very pleased to be able to spend the day with their mother and not have to visit her in the hospital. They helped prepare the turkey dinner,cleared the table and dish the dishes. Mary ate a small meal and did not have any problems digesting it. She is doing okay. Once again my sincere thanks to everyone.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:16 AM


 I hope you don't mind me calling you that and I know this is much later .I have learned that the best thing you have , and many realize it too late ,  is a loving partner through thick and thin .I will always keep both of you in my prayers . I survive the dreaded " D " experience after three whole minutes and my love died ten days after that . My memories of her has kept me going because I know she would approve of where my life has gone from here .You two find the time to just sit on the porch ( if you have one ) and enjoy the sunrise together holding hands .      Tanker - Builder


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