Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My surgery

My surgery on Thursday did not go like they hoped. The tumor was even larger than anicipated. It almost filled an 8 1/2 x 11 cake pan. The anticipated 1 1/2 - 2 hour surgery ended up taking four. There were some aspects with the tumor that looked suspicious so they sent it out for testing and we are still waiting the results from that.Because of their suspicions, not only did they remove the uterus, but also both ovaries, some lymph nodes and a few other things. They could not use my prev. c-section cut because of the immense size. The incision runs all the way up to like two inches above my belly button.
I came home on Sunday. Norm has been wonderful with taking care of me. He makes sure I walk and helps me dress. All the little things you take for granted and I am so grateful for him. I have not seen that kind of loving care from any man for any woman since I used to work in a nursing home 20 years ago and my old third grade teacher was there and her husband took such loving care of her. Even the most menial, embarressing tasks he has just stepped up and helped me with and it has made me feel very loved and cherished. I love you, Norm.
We go to the dr. tomorrw to hopefully get my train tracks down my belly removed. Will try and update later. Get tired very easily!


marykay said...

Oh my gosh Denise, your post made me CRY!!! First of all, I wish you healing and blessings in God's care. You will be healed soon Denise, up and about and feeling good. Gosh, Norm sounds soooo wonderful!! I love how you describe all the good things he's done to take care of you. But then again Denise, you are wonderful too so I think Norm knows that. You take it super easy, make sure the incision doesnt get infected, and take your pain meds before the last ones wear off. I can't believe that tumor can almost fill a cake pan like that. Gosh Denise, I'm surry you had to go through this...I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs & God bless you...

Shelly Gauvreau said...

Keeping you in prayer Denise .. how wonderful to have that cherished feeling, I think its missing from so many relationships.

On another note, don't know that I will ever be able to look at a cake again in the same manner.