Wednesday is the big day, Dawn has to be at ISJ in Mankato at 6AM to check in and surgery should start a couple of hours later. We just wanted to thank all of you for the kind thoughts and words of encouragement in this difficult time. I will be sending updates as to Dawns progress throughout the day tomorrow to keep everyone up to date.
Just talked to Dawns Dr and she made it through surgery just fine, the tumor is benign and came out with very little difficulty. She will be in recovery for another hour or so and then get a CAT scan then to ICU. The next 3 days or so will tell the tale if she is on the road to a full recovery. There are several things they have to watch very closely. More as we fidnd out.
Sorry if you get duplicates of this e-mail, I was not able to consolidate all the e-mail addresses into one account so I am sending it from all accounts to cover everyone.
If you can think of anyone else that did not get this please forward
I was overwhelmed with trying to contact everyone today with news about Dawn so it was suggested that I do a wesite with all the information. This should work good I can update it when I have time and if you sign up you can get an e-mail when I have done so.
The site is http://www.caringbridge.org and enter dawnslocum in the box that says "VISIT A WEBSITE"
Again please forgive the multiple e-mails as you may be on more than one list
If you would like a more quicker response to anything please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can pick that up with my BlackBerry.
And I would like to thank everyone for the calls, e-mails, Facebook posts, prayers, and offers for help when we need it. I am sure I will need some help as this looks like it will be a long road to full recovery for Dawn.