Monday, June 05, 2006

Last Surgery...

Mike completed, what we hope to be, his last surgery. Skin was taken from his thigh on his right leg and moved do to cover his burns in his heel. The doctors said everything looks good and it should be about a week to 10 days for the skin to take and to heal. He was up having lunch when I got the news so it sounds like he is doing pretty good.

PS. His voice is sounding a lot better as well!

50 comments:

nancy fish said...

Congratuations on all your successful surgeries. That's enough now, okay! You're thought of continually & prayer for as often. With love as always...

C.Peters said...

Hi Mike and Family..
So good to hear that all went well. We send our prayers for your continued strength and determination.
Love, Cindy P.

l said...

M dawg,

A little 'thigh' to help you 'heel'!!

Excited to hear the surgery went well.

Thinking of you,

Leanne

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike

Congrats on the Surgery, and sounding more like yourself!

My prayers everyday,

Britney in MI

Julie-Anne said...

Hey Mike

So glad to hear that your surgery went well. I hope that your heel "heals". LOL Hope you keep getting better.

God Bless,

-Julie-Anne :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear surgery went well. Still prayerfully petitioning for lots of great things for you guys.

Take care

Laurie McDonald

lou said...

so happy to hear the good news...still prayin for you and the barker family
><> gina-louise <><

Mrs. Shirley said...

Progress ... slow but sure.

It was good to see you Mike. You are an amazing guy. Keep up those spirits and take time to heal that heel!!!
Hugs

wjorstad said...

Hey,it is great to hear your surgery went well.

“The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’

christy ward said...

awesome news about the surgery!
we are coninuing to pray for you, for the quick healing of this (hopefully last) surgery and for your strength.
keep it up!
christy

Anonymous said...

Mike,
good to hear that your doing better. and that your surgeries are done. hope all goes well for you in the future and we all cant wait to see you again in LLB.
Kaitlin

Anonymous said...

I hope you know you're bring prayed for (almost) daily. And no worries. Next time I'm there I'll bring X3 with me :)

>>>Michael

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike and family,

I'm still praying constantly for you guys. May God's strength and peace continue to carry you. Sounds like your doing good Mike, glad to hear your voice is coming back.

Terri-Lynn

Phil & Stella A. said...

Hi Mike & Family.
Just want to say we're glad to hear your surgery went well Mike. But also - that you guys are awesome, the way you've pulled together as a family.
I think we've been praying for you pretty well everyday. Our hearts go out to you. Isn't God so awesome though, the way He watches over us at times like this?
Would like to leave Psalm 91: 1 & 2 with you: "He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust."

Georgina Ball, Client Services Cordinator - CPA(AB) said...

I am in awe at such an outpouring for (who must be) an amazing young man! This is so great to see.

A big thank-you to Micheal's grandparents for inviting me to post my blog. I am honored to be able to send my best wishes and offer my assistance to Micheal and his family. The Canadian Paraplegic Assoc.(Alberta)is here to answer any questions or lend a hand. :) Take Care.

Chels said...

Max now has the head of a bear and the body of a rat.
Thought you’d like to know.
HaHa love ya

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike
Just wanted you to know we are praying for you in Tulsa, Oklahoma,USA
Love and Get Well Soon!!!!

Rieki said...

Hey Mike...
so your surgery went well ...thats awesome news... it seems as tho you like the x-men series...Me too!!..i have 3 copies of the second movie...dont ask me why...i just do...im excited to watch the third one...storm supposedly plays a bigger part!...so thats always good...im still praying for you and your continued success at recovering...forever in my prayers...
your number one fan
Rieki Scott

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Wow God is good huh? I am so excited to hear about the progress that you are making and I am just so thankful that God has given you such an amazing family to be with you through this time. Neil, Brenda, Matt, Steve,and Lori you have been such a suport though this time. I am continually keeping you in all my thoughts and prayers.
In Him....

Anonymous said...

hey mike i am glad it went smoothly and hang in there take care

sherraz

noreen said...

mike,
great news on the success of this final surgery!
still praying,
noreen

Anonymous said...

Hi MIke, sorry its been a while since my last comment. I'm still thinking about you. My class is quietly writing a test right now, so I thought I'd take the time to drop you a note. It sounds like all of the physio will be tough work, but it doesn't surprise me that you're putting everything you have into it. By the end, you should have arms that'll make the women drool :o)
Keep up the hard work, it'll pay off (just like school). I'm hopeful that things will go more smoothly for you now that surgery is done and that the pain will begin to subside.
Keep smiling!
-Mr. Parsons

Sheryl G said...

Hey Mikey: Have been thinking about you often. It was so great to see you last week even if you were buzzed and said "I LOVE YOU" while under the influence... I"ll take it anyway I can. No more surgeries, you know they say... anaesthetic causes hair loss and while you know I am partial to bald men (I was forced to say that), I'd hate for you to lose your tall, dark and handsome status.

Seriously though I am praying for you and thinking of you often. Song for today... and while you work so hard on physio...(It's an oldie, definitely not your generation so you may have to have mom sing it to you - hi Brenda)

DAY BY DAY AND WITH EACH PASSING MOMENT
STRENGTH I FIND TO MEET MY TRIALS HERE
TRUSTING IN MY FATHER'S WISE BESTOWMENT
I'VE NO CAUSE FOR WORRY OR FOR FEAR
HE WHO'S HEART IS KIND BEYOND ALL MEASURE
GIVES UNTO EACH DAY WHAT HE DEEMS BEST
LOVINGLY IT'S PART OF PAIN AND PLEASURE
MINGLING TOIL WITH PEACE AND REST.

EVERY DAY THE LORD HIMSELF IS NEAR (YOU) WITH A SPECIAL MERCY FOR EACH HOUR
ALL (YOUR) CARES HE FAIN WOULD BEAR AND CHEER (YOU) HE WHOSE NAME IS COUNSELOR AND POWER
THE PROTECTION OF HIS CHID AND TREASURE (that's you Mike)
IS A CHARGE THAT ON HIMSELF HE LAID
"AS THY DAYS, THY STRENGTH SHALL BE IN MEASURE" THIS THE PLEDGE TO YOU (Michael and family) HE MADE.

He has promised to be with you each step of this journey.

God Bless You during this hard and often frustrating struggle. I love you all!! SHERYL

Wanda said...

Mike,
Your Grandma told me the good news about your fingers and the control you've had. Your surgery went well! It's only the begining. Praise God! Keep up the good work! We'll continue to pray.
Wanda Lawrence and Dezi

Anonymous said...

Hey mike,

Glad to hear you had a successfull surgery!! Don't be discouraged when you question God, I don't think we will ever know all the answers. God knew what He was doing when He brought you to this experience. God's speed for recovery, Britney

Anonymous said...

Mike,

I just finished bribing my Math 20's with old halloween candy. It reminds me of the days when you would win the "moldy green candy". Come to think of it that was the only way I could keep you awake back in grade 10.(don't worry, I won't tell your mom you used to nap in class) My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pat Meyer

tinaya said...

Hi barkers!
U R in my prayers daily. Continue to see God in all you face.Remember, HE sees the bigger picture we only see our little moment. He luvs you and is watching out for you at all times. He will use it all for good in the long run. U'll see!
Luv, Tinaya Iron
(only your mom knows me)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike, Brenda, Neil, and family, So good to read all the comments each day (or sometimes a few times a day). I have extra time on my hands these days so often go to your site. Today the sun is shining here and hopefully for you too. I continue to come before our awesome creator and healer and request, through His best will, that He will give you miraculous healing - the kind that baffles our medical system and encourages us all to boldly walk with Him. It good to know that so many people are part of God's humungous family and they ALL love you and pray for you through all your times - good and bad - each day. Sending hugs your way. Brenda and Neil, keep up being the best parents there could be with your encouragments and laughter and understanding. Man, what an experience you are encountering - God must have great plans for you to minister to His world. We love you guys so much.
Love, prayers, and blessings to you all, Dorothy and Geoff

Susan said...

Mike,
So happy to hear this last surgery is over and went well. Keep on looking up for your support. We will continue to pray and ask for Gods healing for you.
Susan

Anonymous said...

Hey mike,

I continually pray that God is watching over you and that heaven is rejoicing in all these accomplishments over the past week. You are a living miracle to so many, so keep shining!! Don't be discouraged when the going gets tough. Remember to get the tough moving out. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade (yum).

In Christ,
Brit in MI

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Hope you're ready for another visit from me. Or maybe you might decide to tell the nurse to kick me out when I come. Regardless, I hope you're better now that you've seen Max. I heard he's super bald now and constantly cold.
Love, Ashleigh

Rieki said...

hey Mike...
how are you doing?...i hope everythings okay...i just thought id comment cause i hadnt yet today...so here i am commenting...you know i went into Edmonton today for a work meeting/show thing(i would have come to visit you if i knew if you were up to it or not...maybe another day)..and i noticed all the oilers flags and things...and i got to thinking that we should have some Mike Barker ones..i bet that they would be more popular...i know my vehicle(if i had one) would have them on it!..not that i have anything against the oilers...no i want them to win(Go OILERS Go)...but i just thought that i'd let you know how much i admire you...forever in my prayers...
your number one fan
Rieki Scott

Anonymous said...

Mike and family, glad to hear the surgery went well. Always in our thoughts and prayers.
Nieuwoudt's

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike
Glad to hear things went well! Keep going strong! Still thinking about you and praying for you.

Jessica Gaberel

Jeremy Clevette said...

yo mike i will be in the hospital tomorow with my dad anything you need? ill be there all day.

your brother should have my email if not it is in my blog.

Dewy said...

Hey Mike,

I apologive for taking so long to comment, i just wanted to let you know that your in my prayers. Its really good to hear that you've still got the sense of humor you had back in highschool. Im glad that your surgery went well and and i hope you have a fast and positive recovery.

..Will post again soon.
Dewy

Anonymous said...

Psalm 142:7a --"Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Thy name..."

Michael's soul is not in prison, Lord, but I pray that You would bring him through this valley and make him strong through it, and that he would be able to praise You and give You glory in the end result, whatever it is. That You would be seen in this, and that people would be drawn to You.

Thank-You that his surgery went well. Have Your hand on his burns, and help him heal quickly please, without infection or other complications.

Thank-You that his voice is returning!

~Psalm 6:9~

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

Jill here again. My small group and I continue to pray for you, and it's encouraging to see these successes in surgery.

I've heard some great things about the Glenrose!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike
Im happy to hear your surgery went well!!

~Brittany

Anonymous said...

Mike,

You probably dont remember me. I'm Vonettes sister Danae.I just wanted you to know we've been praying for you!

-Danae Ruskowsky

Anonymous said...

Hey bro
Just wanted to let you know that I will be in to visit some time tomorrow. Glad to hear that the surgery went well
-JD

Rieki said...

hey Mike
so...here i am commenting once again..there is no updates so ill just comment for the 3rd time under this post...anyways im still praying that everything is going well..im assuming it is since no new posts have been added...they say.."no news is good news"..so im guessing its good news...just remember that im praying for you and a speedy recovery...forever in my prayers
your number one fan
Rieki Scott

Shelly B said...

Micheal
So good to hear that you are able to start doing some physio. I'm sure that even though it hurts and gets frustrating, you have some control back in your life. I'm hoping and praying for your healing to go well. I'm sure you will be able to teach me things about your care. I believe that you have a fighting spirit and will do well. You and your family remain in our prayers. Remember - Jesus loves you and so do we. Take care Shelly

Samar said...

HEY MIKE
im so happy to hear that your surgery went well, and that that is the last one that will have, thats so awesome buddy. look how far you've made it in such a short time. im really proud of you and im keeping up with the prayers. so keep on going strong.
Love you Lots
Sum

Anonymous said...

hey mike,

keep on going strong. Praying for your recovery and therapy ahead.

In Christ,

Britz in MI

Susan said...

Hey Barker's
Praying that God will give you some peace and grace in this time of trial. All of us will continue praying and God will give you all you need to get through this. He is the miracle maker!
Philippians 4:6&7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which trancends all understanding, will gaurd your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus"
He never said it would be easy, but He will give you all you need!
Blessings,
Susan Hawkes

Clarence & Norma said...

Hello Mike and Family. You don't know us but we heard about your accident from my wifes Sister , who I understand you know as Mrs. Shirley. I'm sure you are all going through many WHY momments . You've probably heard of Joni Eareckson Tada. In 1967 at the age of 17 a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, unable to use her hands. I highly recommend you check out her awesome website www.joniandfriends.org . I especially wish to draw your attention to the interview she had last year with Larry King. ......klik on about us and scroll down to
Streaming Video: We have several short videos that explain more about Joni and Friends. Please click on one of the titles below to stream the video.

Larry King Interview 2005
Welcome from Joni
Wheels for the World


I understand you will be going to Glenrose Hospital soon. I worked there in 1966 till I moved to BC. They had an awesome pyhsio dept. then and it has probably gotten even better now. Your in our thoughts and prayers and we'll keep checking your progress reports. May God grant you all strenght and courage in the days ahead . Clarence & Norma.

stolz's said...

Hi Barkers,

This is Shay Stolz, Sharon stolz's (Simmons) Grandson. Glad
to hear you're doing better. Saying lots of prayers for you mike and your family. I Shay Stolz Live in Oyen, Ab. I'm in grade 5 at assumption R.C. School. My favorite sport is hockey and my favorite team is the CALGARY FLAMES.
Hope you get WELL SOON.

Bye talk to ya later Shay stolz.

Majeda said...

Hey mike,
i check this every day, its really good to see your progress, glad the surgery went well.
thinking and praying for you,
majeda

melissa said...

hello i hope you get better adn i am praying for you every nite . adn hopping that every day is a better one.