An Update On My Wife

parotidThose of you who have been following me on Twitter will be aware that my wife today had a tumor removed, at Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Israel’s eternal capital.

Actually, the more precise term for her surgery was Parotidectomy. The early signs after the surgery seem to be good – there seems to be some very minor facial weakness, but no facial paralysis. And the lymph nodes were benign.

I would like to thank The Holy One for looking over my wife, the most amazing surgeons and medical staff at Shaarei Tzedek, and my family and friends for all of their kind wishes and prayers. I truly have much for which to be grateful.

About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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  • Jim from Iowa

    Well, Dave, today is the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan and in a few hours kickoff of Super Bowl 45, so this is as good a day as any for surgery. I’m glad all is going well for Mrs. AussieDave.

  • SnoopyTheGoon

    אני מאחל לה רפואה שלמה, דייב
    ושלא תדעו יותר מצרות

  • BrianOfLondon

    That is certainly good news, very glad to hear it. Please pass on my best wishes.

  • Madelyn

    I'm wishing your wife refua shelama – may the holy one continue to watch over her and the whole Aussie Dave family.
    My sister in law is a nurse at Shaare Tzedek – they have a very dedicated staff.
    I hope that we will continue to hear good updates. I'll keep her in my prayers.
    Can you tell us the name to pray for? My daughter is in Chabad school – they say there is nothing purer than a child's prayer.

    • israellycool

      Her name is Eta bat Chava

      • Madelyn

        Will do!!!!

  • walt kovacs

    may she have a refuah sheleima

  • stv

    How awful for you and your family, at least it sounds like you have received some better news and I really wish you and yours all the best.

  • jpl

    Best wishes for a smooth and speedy recovery.

  • juvanya

    Hope she has a safe and speedy recovery.

    That airport departure screen was pretty cool. high tech israel FTW

  • Shy Guy

    A big Refuah Shleima.

  • nanaloshen

    Just want to add my best wishes for her recovery. Keep passing along the good news. Did you already post her name and her mother's name for our prayers?

  • Gedalia

    Dave, all of us back in Perth are davening for a speedy return to full health. Glad that the initial results are encouraging.

  • J.

    Refuah Sheleima to Mrs. Aussie Dave, from all the J. family!

  • Alfred

    She's in good hands, I'm sure she'll get better in no time. Hang in there!

  • James

    Best wishes for a quick and full recovery.

  • RivkahLaya

    Dave – wishing Mrs. Aussie Dave a speedy 100% recovery. T-G-d she's in good hands at Shaarei Tzedek.

  • Stan

    Best wishes Dave.


  • Cheesy

    Best wishes here too.

  • faboutlaws

    I hope the ultimate outcome is good.

  • israellycool

    Thank you all for the kind wishes and prayers. They are most appreciated.

  • Keiko

    Wow, Dave, that is INTENSE. I've never heard of anything like this. It's good that you provided a visual so we could see where this type of tumor is located. I'm glad to hear your wife is on the mend and doing well. I know this is a huge relief to you and your children.

  • dcdoc

    May I break in for just a moment here…

    How does one contact Isreallycool to bring to his attention material that he might wish to blog about, thereby bringing it to wider attention (e.g., Robert Wilkes in JTNews, Seattle, WA's Federation paper, on Richard Silverstein and his ilk, and Silverstein's reply with incredibly mendacious self-portrayal)?

    You have an email address for me, but I/we have none for you, nor other "contact" options. (Or is it somewhere here and I have overlooked it?)

    • israellycool

      Try the Contact form (click on "Contact" above the site banner)

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