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Nov 15, 2018
Everyone who meets her, loves her. Sue is many things to many people: Grandma Sue to the grandkids, true love to George for 53 years and going strong, talented musician to friends in Michigan, patient and caring teacher to so many children, sincere woman of faith to those in her church and throughout the community, compassionate and loving friend to all she meets and to me the most kind-hearted, generous mother ever made. To this list, we can now add strong and uncomplaining patient. For over three years she has been suffering with complications related to surgical mesh placed after two hernia surgeries in the '80s. On September 26th, Sue underwent an extensive gastrointestinal surgery performed by a talented team of surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The difficult surgery was a success (praise God!), but the long road forward had just begun. She developed a serious infection in the surgical wound and underwent two additional surgeries to attempt to clean out the infection in her body. She is currently undergoing a 6-week course of IV antibiotics to rid her body of the infection. There are ups and downs every day, but two things ring true consistently: 1) mom's incredible strength, positive attitude and determination to get past this and 2) dad's compassionate caregiving and unwavering commitment to her well-being. This may appear to be a medical drama, but I assure you it is actually a real-life love story with the most amazing role-models of strength, faith, compassion, hard-work and commitment. We are so blessed!
We thank each and every one of you for your prayers and well wishes. Between the prayer chains, texts, cards, emails, messages and flowers, we have been covered up in blessings from friends and family! It means the world to mom and to us all! I will try my best to keep this site updated with mom's progress. We covet your continued prayers!