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Friday, July 10, 2009

My Granddaughter's Surgery

Here is Triston's parents talking to surgeon after surgery.
He is showing a picture of how they went in and went behind her lungs and heart to clip these nerves. You can't even see my daughter in this picture and don't ask me who that man is facing us. I have no idea.

Here she is all drugged up after surgery. She asked me not to show her face but she knows that Gran has to show at least one. She is beautiful.


Here she is being wheeled out to the car.


She probably won't remember any of this so I took pictures to show her later.

My sweet granddaughter Triston had surgery yesterday. She had a condition called Hyperhidrosis. Have you heard of this? It is where the palms of her hands & feet sweat more than most people. I had never heard of this before. I would not notice it unless Triston brought it to my attention but it bothered her so much that it affected her life. They went in behind her heart and clipped the nerves that triggered this. There was a good chance that it would fix the hands only and hardly touch the feet if at all. Her doctor told her that the surgery would be mainly for her hands and she was fine with that. She just wanted it fixed. But when she came out of surgery they said her hands and feet are both dry. They had told us that we would see an immediate difference and we did! So far, so good. She came through the surgery fine and will have a few days to recooperate. The surgery only took an hour but she was in recovery several hours. We got to the hospital at 12:00 and left at 6:00 p.m. It was a long, nervous day for us but Triston wasn't nervous or scared at all. We are so thankful she is doing well. Please keep her in your prayers.

21 comments:

blushing rose said...

May you know that the Drs. hands & knowledge are guided from above. Quick healing & take care. TTFN ~ Marydon

Needled Mom said...

I'm so glad that she came through surgery so well and with the results that she wanted. I have actually heard of that one before!!

Hope all continues to go well for her and that she will be back up and running about soon.

Alice Grace said...

Beautiful Triston! I was praying for her all day, and I still am. I am thankful that the surgery is a success!
Nana

Sherry said...

I'm glad Triston made it through okay! I've never heard of that condition before but I'm sure it really bothers a young teenage girl. I hope she recooperates quickly!

Give her my best!
Sherry

Janene said...

WoW...Modern medicine is wonderful!
I'm sure she will be so happy with the results!
Have a great weekend!

Susannah said...

She is beautiful. Saying prayers for your grandaughter and your family.

Susannah

Connie W said...

How wonderful that medicine has a solution for her problem and she was able to have the procedure and that it was a success. I am aware of the condition but not how the procedure is performed. I hope that she is back in the swing of things quickly.

martha - ca knitter said...

Poor Triston. She's in my prayers, for sure. It's good to see, fromt he pictures, she is doing well. And, you're right, she does look beautiful. Hopefully everyone is stressfree now. :-)

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

So glad she is doing well. Any surgery can be scary. Best wishes for a speedy recovery

Lori said...

wow, never heard of it but glad she is doing well and can now get on with her life.

Allie said...

Bless her heart - praying for quick recovery. She is beautiful! I can imagine how stressful that condition would be for a teen - they have enough to deal with. So glad it was a success!

SandyQuilts said...

Hope it works for her.

I just saw this today on the Doctors Show
http://thedoctorstv.com/
they used botox which will last 3-6 months.

Mildred said...

So very thankful that all went well with Triston and that she received the results she so wanted. Blessings to all of you this weekend.

Karen said...

Valerie I'm so happy Tristin came through beautifully - and she is a gorgeous girl.
Blessings.
Karen

G'G'ma said...

So happy for Triston and her family that the surgery went well. I'll pray for a successful recovery. I've heard of the condition but not of this proceedure to stop the sweating. Goodness, I wonder how someone came up with this idea. Probably by accident!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh bless her heart. I hope that she has a very quick recovery.

Lisa said...

So happy to hear the wonderful news about your granddaughter and her surgery. What a relief to hear that all went well!!

Michelle said...

I'm glad everything went well. What a day you must have had worrying, but God is good, and took good care of her.
be blessed,
Michelle

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've heard of that Valerie but had no idea they could fix it - what a blessing. Wishing her a speedy recovery. blessings, marlene

Brenda Sue said...

She is brave and beautiful. All my love to her. Love, Brenda

*karendianne. said...

Blessings my friend, blessings and prayer and thankfulness in the recovery from surgery and success to date.