Monday, December 7, 2009

Makes My Monday: My Man, Making Music

Prior to Scott's surgery, our much-loved surgical oncologist regaled us (responsibly) with the likely (as in you can pretty much count on it) aftermath of Scott's then-pending radical neck dissection. In addition to a "droopy lower lip" (a reverse Elvis sneer is how I envisioned it) and "quite a significant concave scar" on his neck, Double Daddy's ability to lift/shrug his right shoulder was most assuredly to become a thing of the past. Following the operation, while Scott was still "under," Dr. Brown confirmed that yes, the tumor and surrounding matter removed indeed encompassed nerve endings and connective tissues galore. All the predicted physical ramifications were probable, and maybe a few more would be thrown in for good measure. The doctor got good margins, there was no "residual evidence of disease." Music to my ears.

Not quite two weeks post-operation, as I went upstairs to do bedtime stories for the kids, this is what I saw when looking through my bedroom door.
Behold the power of tenacity, of habitual practice, of music's magical pull...with a healthy portion of drive, love and prayer. My man, moving forward with motivation to spare, Makes My Monday.

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18 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

THRILLED to see the Double Daddy back in action! Elated!

Zip n Tizzy said...

That's fantastic!
Gives new meaning to Tenacious D.

Barbara Manatee said...

That is amazing Cheryl!!! Truly an inspiration!

Threeundertwo said...

That's great! I for one am a huge believer in the many powers of music. High fives to Double Daddy.

cat said...

Oh Cheryl, I am all teary over here. Great news.

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

continuing to say thanks for answered prayers!! So good to see him looking so well.

mommytoalot said...

Awww what a sight indeed. Super fantastic news .

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Cheryl..your post truly is an inspiration and surely did choke me up a bit...So GRATEFUL he is recovering...Super, super great.
Annmarie

Rebecca said...

Yay!
Yay!
Yay!
Yay!
Can you tell how I feel about your news!?! It's the best!!!

monica said...

What a awesome sight! That is a wonderful Make My monday!

Nancy said...

Oh goodness!! Tears of joy for you both :)

BoufMom9 said...

WOW! This brought tears to my eyes. SO BEAUTIFUL and the power of God as well :)
What a gift and you Made My Month!

Robyn said...

so happy he is making beautiful music again!

noble pig said...

Cheryl I am just so happy he/you is getting through all this with such grace and obvious love for each other and life. You made my night!

Xazmin said...

This brought tears to my eyes! I have been away for far too long! What has been going on?

Terra said...

Cheryl that is heartwarming! THanks for sharing!

Shari said...

Fab news. Congrats!

ChefDruck said...

Oh Cheryl, I have goosebumbs. I am so happy that he is able to play the guitar and recovering quickly.