Saturday, January 20, 2007

Back to the OR

First the good news the pathology on the new resection was negative, meaning they didn’t see any more tumor and the margins were free of cancer. So, hopefully, after radiation this whole thing will be behind me. I feel like a million prayers have been answered and the process of recovery seems somehow much easier with this news in mind. Still don’t get me wrong crutches stink, but it is much easier to focus on the whole recovery thing not thinking what if there is more that they have to take. So, on to the long road to being back on my feet. Lefty, you are going to have to earn your wages as a full member of my extremities.

The first step is to have a plastic surgeon cover the large hole in my foot ( the one covered by the vacuum wrap) with skin from my thigh. So, back to the operating room I go tomorrow to cover lefty back up. Then I will get to spend 5 days in bed. Yes, in bed only, no chair privileges, no bathroom privileges, no privileges at all except I will be able to sit up in bed. Oh so fun for me. Once again, my parents will be back on blog duty. So long for now. Wish me well tomorrow.

Comments by Dad;

It is now Sat. morning and we have talked that the hotel we moved into on Wed that we deserve free internet so no more Starbucks, bad news for the Starbucks shareholders. Lefty's 7AM OR appointment yesterday took place at 5PM. Everything went well and when she returned to the hospital room for her five days in bed she had been moved to a private room which should be a big help. We will her bring back the computer for her more extensive update later today.

6 comments:

Dolores and Harvey said...

We are so happy to hear the good news from pathology. Just what we prayed and hoped for. However, Ray I am disappointed that you won't be enjoying your coffee at Starbucks any longer.

Best wishes to Lisa, Cindy, Ray and Lefty. We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, Cindy and Ray,
So happy for you, and hopeful
for a great recovery!
Thinking of all of you.....
Dick and Jane, Westlake....

Mary Watson said...

Lisa, Uncle Ray, Aunt Cindy,
Thanks for keeping us posted! You guys are doing a beautiful job! Lisa, WOW!!! Hang in there and don't be afraid to let Ms. Hyde out....
I think it would be worse to hold her back in....
Love and prayers,
Cousin Mary

Anonymous said...

From Hal & Barb
Dear Lisa,Cindy & Ray,
Happy to receive the good news --an answer to all our prayers. Take advantage of your bed rest Lisa & then it is on to crutches. We know how much fun crutches are from previous experiences,but it's better than being immobile!! Here is to a successful recovery.
With Love.

KTP said...

Hooray for private rooms! Now she can fart in peace!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! We're all very excited. We had dinner with Yelina tonight, and we were all thinking/talking about you.

Don't go crazy in the next five days!