Jackie! is out of surgery. I’m cutting and pasting the update her sister sent out.
Phew… we’ve now met with McDreamy [insert more accolades for that man’s good looks]. No cape, mask or tights, but I would swear up and down that I saw the telltale marks of a tight rhinestone-laden mask around that man’s eyes.
To paraphrase, TURK THE TUMOR GOT HIS ASS KICKED!
McDreamy brought all of us into the hospital’s warmest, smallest room, where he told us that the surgery brought no surprises. Though we won’t know the official pathology until later in the week, from looking at it, he believed this was a grade 2 glioma. As was the plan, he got as much as possible… maybe as much as 95-98% of Turk, as much as we could have expected.
The tumor was not found to have crossed the “bridge” to the left frontal lobe, or Jackie’s motor function part of her brain. Meaning that we shouldn’t expect any major changes to the Jackie we all know and love.
This is very good news! She is still in recovery as I write this, but after her family sees her I will update more. Thanks to everyone for your well wishes – they mean the world to Jackie!, her family, and all of her friends.
GREAT news! i’ve been waiting all day!
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Glad the thoughts and prayers are helping! More good wishes her way
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Very good news!! Hope her recovery is quick and with as little pain as possible!
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GREAT DAMN NEWS, SISTER!
Thank god! May Turk get completely obliterated and your friend have a full recovery!
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That’s awesome news. Yay Jackie!
Great news! I’m so happy for her! Way to go McDreamy!
Best wishes for a very speedy recovery.
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Rock and Roll Mama says:
I’m so glad to hear this! I know you’ve been holding your breath. Such a fighter, that girl. Virtual high five.
Backpacking Dad says:
I mean “hell” yeah.
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Andrea's Sweet Life says:
Awesome, awesome news! Thanks for keeping us updated, Heather. Have you let out the breath you’ve been holding yet?
We’re rooting for you, Jackie!
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Baby B says:
WOOHOO! Excellent news. Now sending all my good vibes to Jackie! for a full recovery.
That is wonderful news! Yeah Jackie!
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Fiesty Charlie says:
I am happy for Jackie, her family, her friends and everyone who knows her and loves her, as well as those yet to meet her.
Thanks for the update!!
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Fantastic! Yay Jackie!!
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Take a deep breath. We will all continue to pray for Jakie and her family during the next few weeks of recovery. Great news today.
That is amazing news. I’ll keep thinking good thoughts!
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That’s fantastic news, thanks for the update!
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I’m so happy! I don’t even know her, but I’m so happy!
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YAY!!! WOOT for kicking Turk’s ass and everything going as well as can be!
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Daddy Dan says:
That’s great news! I was praying for her today and will continue to pray that she makes a complete recovery. She seems like such a special person. I’ll look forward to your updates and hope you continue to have better and better news to share.
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Awesome news! Thanks for keeping us updated. I hope it helped to distract you on a horribly stressful day. Can’t wait to hear about her full recovery.
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Lee Anne says:
Great news! I hope she has a speedy recovery!
Domestic Extraordinaire says:
Thanks for the update, still keeping Jackie! in our prayers
YaaaaaY! Still sending the good stuff!
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Midwest Mommy says:
I am so glad the surgery went well. Let us know as soon as you can anymore updates.
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That is SO GREAT to hear!!!! I’ve been keeping Jackie! in my thoughts all day. Thanks for keeping us updated.
Prayers answered. I will continue to pray for her.
Yay! I’m so happy! I can’t wait to meet Jackie! in person someday and give her a BIG hug!
And as for you, you’re an amazing friend! MWAH!
That is so awesome.. I can’t believe you were able to go to work & function Go for you!!
Yes. Absolutely amazing news. Jackie! is so spunky, of course she would kick ass. So long Turk, you suck! *big sigh of relief*
HOLY CRAP!!! That’s completely awesome. Hooray for superhero doctors. Now time for you to kick back and relax.
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moosh in indy. says:
WHEE! Now I need to go eat off all this pent up stress and worry about you and Miss J.
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Headless Mom says:
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That is the most excellent news anyone could hear. I am happy that Turk got his ass kick but even more happy that Jackie! will be well and ready to cut more hair off in the future.
Heather – I am sure your love for her helped her through this as much as it did in the days you neeed it. You’re a friend to be treasured and you, your family, and your friends deserve nothing less than good health and a wonderful future.
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Yay, yay, yay!!! I thought about Jackie all day (I can’t get the pictures of her amazing smile at the hair-cutting party out of my head). And now I don’t feel bad that I pictured Derek Shepherd doing her surgery!
YAY!!!!! I am so happy to hear that Jackie! came out with 95-98% of Turk GONE! I wish her a speedy recovery!!!
I am keeping her and you in my thoughts!
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thank you for the updates and pictures. go jackie!
That is such great news! Thanks for updating us!
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