2 Million Dollar ‘Lady’

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Today (July 10th) is finally here.    It was an long wait and I will admit that some anxiety was present all along.    Even with all the positive thoughts and caring from family and friends, ocassionally the negative thought engine took over – What if????

Even this morning as we were driving @ 5:15 to the hospital Judy declared “well I made it to today”.

The check-in seemed like old hat – I’m not sure that’s a good thing.   The pre-op questions seemed redundant, repetitive and routine.   I felt like I could finish the nurse’s sentences for her!    But all went well and Judy was taken @ 7:15 to be prepped for surgery and anesthetic.

We (Julie, Jason & Gina) in the 3rd floor waiting room keeping our eye on the monitor that shows Judy’s process/progress – not a lot of information (Ready for OR, Anesthesia Started, Procedure Started); then we wait until we here from the doctor.   The OR is booked from 8:00 to 5:30 although Dr. Sinclair did tell us that surgery would take about 7 1/2 hours.

We will be so happy to have this over with, and into the back of our minds at least.    More details will follow after we’ve heard from the doctor and we see Judy in recovery – towards the end of the day.

Oh….the title “2 Million Dollar Lady”.   The other day I said to Judy “after you get your head fixed you’ll be worth a million bucks”.  She reminded me “I’m already worth a million bucks, it will be $2 million after my surgery!”  ????

  • Jo-Anne Alzner
    July 10, 2017

    Positive vibes being sent your way today. Prayers for all of you in this very worrisome time.

  • Maria
    July 10, 2017

    What a wonderful attitude you two have. It’s why you’ve gotten to today and why you will have a long lifetime of tomorrows together. Trevor and I will be away until Thursday but if there is anything we can do let us know. We will be thinking of Judy and are confident she will be in competent hands and loving arms.

    • Ken Alger
      July 10, 2017

      Thank you Maria. I know you are busy with the memorial for your mom and the move.

  • Debbie belfie
    July 10, 2017

    Judy has such a great sense of humour! Thanks for the early morning update. We will be sending postive thoughts her way today. Deb and Jim.

    • Ken Alger
      July 10, 2017

      Thank you, that sense of humour has come in handy a few times lately!

  • Gord and Jennifer Dancey
    July 10, 2017

    let God be part of the surgical team today!
    love Gord and Jen

    • Ken Alger
      July 10, 2017

      Always appreciate your notes and thoughts. Thanks.

  • Donna & Terry
    July 10, 2017

    We have been and continue sending our positive vibes from Toronto.

    Look forward to your updates when possible.

    Take care all,
    Donna & Terry

    • Ken Alger
      July 10, 2017

      Thank you Both. Hope things are good with your mom.

  • Lynda Maiorino
    July 10, 2017


    We know you through Maria Harrington as well as my nephew Bruce (BJ) Levesque. Just wanted to offer up our thoughts and prayers to your wife and all the family at this time from both Leo and I. Your blog is truly inspirational. Take care.

    Lynda and Leo Maiorino

    • Ken Alger
      July 10, 2017

      Thank you for this note, the power of friends and family is an amazing medicine.

  • Lisa Fox-Osborne
    July 10, 2017

    My thoughts are with all of you today. ❤️

  • Diane Harrison
    July 10, 2017

    I know this will be a long day for you today. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Have faith she will be just fine once this is over.
    Thanks for the update.

  • Jane
    July 10, 2017

    Been thinking of you and Judy all day – here’s hoping more positive vibes help you get through it.

  • John Awad
    July 10, 2017

    Praying for you and your family. Let me know if you need anything Ken!

  • Terri Mason
    July 10, 2017

    My thought are with you Judy, Ken and family. You have such a beautiful love for eachother…you guys are going to be great…and earn millions more!

  • Brenda Kritzer
    July 11, 2017

    Ken, Judy, and family,
    We are so glad that the surgery is over and has gone so well. What a difficult journey you have had.
    Our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Your friends at the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario

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