My wife is at University of Michigan hospital about to have brain surgery at 2pm today. As im sitting here with her in the preoperative room, my nerves are going crazy waiting for the doctor. She is a huge football fan and she is connected to Michigan football through Facebook. So she usually informs me on recruiting if I haven't read it on here. I just ask for prayers for her. We both have faith in the doctors here. She's having a shunt put in her head because of fluid built up and will not drain. This is the last option. She's a trooper and she just said Go Blue with a smile!
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Wishing her a full and healthy surgery and recovery. Go blue
Done. Thoughts and prayers friend.
Thank you 615Wolverine
from a fellow mgoreader in Canada. Thoughts are with you.
Thank you Oscar Goldman!
WMUgoblue thank you
Just said a prayer my man. Thoughts are with you and your family.
Thank you CoryCole!
i will be praying for her this afternoon. Thanks for sharing. Please keep us updated.
Thank you funandgun!
Good luck to you and Mrs. Ball Hawk. I can't imagine how stressful it is for you to just have to wait, but try and remember that she's in excellent hands.
Thank you GoBlueInNYC
The doctors at U of M are some of the best in the world. Best of luck and prayers for you, your wife, and your family.
Thank you Magnus!
Sending some good vibes your way, as they say. Hopefully, she has a full and speedy recovery. You shall be in my thoughts, sir.
Makes the whole weekend seem rather insignificant in the larger scheme doesn't it.
Thank you ontarioblue!
Certainly does. Did a pretty good job this weekend of trying to keep my fandom in perspective. It was a beautiful fall football day on Saturday. It struck on all chords for fall in Michigan and I just enjoyed spending time with friends and family. When we returned to the tailgate postgame, I tried desperately with some success to not let the outcome of the game ruin my perception of the day as a whole.
All of us Michigan fans, we are drawn closer by the victories and defeats of sports but even more so by real life events. That is why I am forever grateful for family and value good friendships.
It is nice to read comments and thoughts like you just wrote.
Thank you LSAClassOf2000
The football team does not deserve my time logging in and commenting here but you and your family does. We all wish you the best of luck in and out of surgery. Always remember that the Board has always been a community, a family if you will, and we are all here to help. You have a friend in all of us and we'll do whatever we can for your family. Just post here or contact us on Twitter or wherever and we'll be there for you.
Sending all the positive thoughts we can muster to you and your wife!!!
Sending positive thoughts your way!!
Thoughts & prayers are with you
Good luck and will definitely pray for you guys.
My Grandma has some brain surgery a few years back (tumor removal). Such a tense day. God those minutes drag on forever. I will have my fingers crossed for ya. Not that I need to. Those doctors really know that they are doing nowadays.
Just said a prayer for you and your wife. Please post an update after you hear back from the doctor.
Praying for your wife and family!
Absolutely. Do you know the doctors' first names? Will pray for them as well as the surgery is going on.
Best possible wishes
Prayers sent up into the blue sky from Virginia. You are in a very good place for health care.
Thoughts and prayers are with you...you are in good hands.
Thoughts and prayers for a sucessfull surgery and healthy recovery.
You guys are in my prayers.
Thoughts and prayers are with your wife and your family. We'll all be thinking about you. God bless.
to your wife and family, may she come out of this fully healthy and able to live a happy and wonderful life going forward.
Our prayers are with you. The UM medical staff is the best, I'm sure everything will turn out great. Keep us updated.
I am sorry, but if your wife is going through something like this, why are you on a message board like this?
I just hope this is not some prank. I have witnessed several posts like this on other message boards where it turned out later that it was just a prank. Something about this smells familiar.
I hope that this is not some joke, and I am sorry if it is not, but even if it is true, good god man, drop the message board posts and put your focus on your family.
Sometimes, what folks in his situation need most in a time like this is a little levity. If he gets that through MGoBlog, so be it.
You must have been blessed thus far to not have had a seriously ill family member. There is so much waiting and worrying.
I doubt this poster was neglecting a family member or sickbed duty to post--he was probably in one of those interminable periods where there is nothing to do but climb the walls and watch the clack hands crawl.
Go to whatever site might help that downtime go faster, I say, and find whatever distractions you can.
Like others have said, the doctors at UM are some of the best. I'll keep you in my thoughts and try to send some positive vibes.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God Bless.
I rarely post (obviously) but was very moved by your post. It sure puts things in perspective. I'm confident the entire MGo community is behind you and your wife. Games are games. Life is not. Best wishes times a thousand.
My thoughts are with you and your wife. If anyone can do it, it's the doctors at U of M. She's in good hands. Go Blue.
To you, your wife, and the DR's and staff that are taking care of you.
You have my thoughts and prayers, Ball Hawk and Mrs. Ball Hawk. She's in good hands.
Hope everything goes excellent and she recovers quickly.
right now. Stay strong.
Hope all goes well
I hope all turns out well for you two. Hang in there.
As my grandma would have said. All our best thoughts and prayers. You are in good hands at the U