We are very pleased to announce that Anne has come through her surgery in good shape. An unexpected appendectomy was performed in addition to the scheduled procedures, and she is presently resting in hospital.
Jean-Paul and Miriam went with her to Sunnybrook early Thursday morning for an 8:30 check-in. She was then admitted around 10, and was experiencing little to no anxiety. She doesn't remember falling asleep, but only answering a bevy of questions from the anesthesiologist about her early life.
The surgery was completed and Anne was transferred to recovery around 11:45, where she remained in a state of semi-consciousness for several hours. It was during this time that she overheard some staff talking amongst themselves about her appendectomy.
At a little before 4 p.m., Anne was moved to the bed where she will complete her hospital stay. She was greeted there by Jean-Paul, Miriam and Eric (her favourite) with much relief and emotion. Amazingly, she was very coherent, felt good and was all smiles. The family stayed with her until about 7, during which time she dozed a little, made and laughed at jokes, and even sat up (to the amazement of all present). Based on the events of this afternoon, a quick recovery is expected.
Cathy and Anne-Marie were not at the hospital as the number of visitors was very limited today, but will come tomorrow.
Many thanks to everyone for your support, attention, and good wishes.