Let me cut to the chase. The surgery was very successful. All of my lesions where treated, all 5, even the ones that the CT scan showed as dangerous.
I haven’t spoken to the surgeon yet, but the few minutes that Jason had with him went a little like this:
The Surgeon: I obliterated 5 lesions.
Jason: you mean 4?
The Surgeon: no, 5.
(so just to be sure he asked again)
The Surgeon: 5.
I believe in the power of prayer. Thank you Jesus! There have been many happy tears.
I stayed in the hospital one long night. The following happened: couldn’t keep food down even w/the help of anti-nausea medicine, lots of itching due to the narcotics (thank you Dawne for rubbing me down w/a dry washcloth all night to ease the itch), hurt to talk and couldn’t pee (they should have kept the catheter in after surgery).
I am enjoying being home but I have to “take the back seat”; I want to do everything but physically can’t. I need help to care for my baby Harper (21months old) and home. This should last 7 weeks, then life can get back to normal. Currently I can’t lift anything heavier than 10 lbs.
It has been one week since the surgery and I am feeling stronger each day. It still hurts to laugh and take deep breaths. I had an acupuncture treatment 6 days post surgery and it helped me feel better.
Follow up with the UW Surgeon
CT scan – TBD
a video of me getting a hug from my baby: