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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Last Surgery Update

The final pathology report came in and the doctor just called: BENIGN!!!!! I asked what the likelihood of it being a mistake that they said it was cancerous and he said they have to assume with what the original pathology report said, that it was cancerous but that he doesn't think it was. He said it is hard to say one way or the other and that this report came back as an ulcer that showed no sign of dysplasia or aplasia. Just when I was a about to breathe a sigh of relief, he said what all doctors who are afraid of being sued said, "Provided that we excised the correct area, which I am sure we did, we got it all." Given the amount that they took, I am confident that they couldn't have missed.

With this new news, I am thanking God and thanking all of the people that prayed. All prayers were answered! A week from now, this will be a distant memory. I will sit in the doctor's office and then close the door on this whole nightmare.

The biggest challenge with this is the same as with the biopsy. Staying ahead of the pain. It's a vicious cycle, you have to eat to take the meds but need the meds to eat. No one has to worry about me getting addicted to these meds. They make me so sick.  I am thinking by tomorrow, I can switch to Advil. I tried going without last night because I was alone and didn't want to be drugged up with the kids but I paid the price and won't do that again. Someone said, and I think it is so true, pain in the mouth hurts the whole head. Things with the tongue affect speech, chewing food and then swallowing food. It is still 100x's better than what I thought it was going to be and with the worry of the big "C" being no longer, I know the recovery will go that much faster.

Again, I need to thank my good friend Tamara (I'm sorry but after all the stuff you brought, I have to use your name) for dropping off more of my favorite soft foods. Thanks goes out to my sister Gina for coming to help me yesterday and my dad for relieving her. Thanks to Chrissy for making dinner and keeping my dad company. Then thank you to my mom and sister Nikki for coming last night to relieve my dad and Chrissy. Thanks for organizing, too! The kitchen looks great!

Today, both boys have practice and Belle is supposed to cheer. Her hand is getting worse from when she fell off her bike so Leo is going to have to bite the bullet and go get it x-rayed.  Here's hoping it is fine and that tomorrow I'll be able to see all three kids play or cheer. My mom is going to bring her delicious soup (I CAN'T WAIT!!) and watch Gia so I can go. Looking forward to getting back to normal (did I really just say that with what our normal is?).

Thank You, God for answered prayers!!!

2 Comments:

At August 20, 2011 at 2:14 PM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

So glad you didn't have to wait the whole weekend for news. And, yay, it's good news! Phew! I can only imagine your relief! Huggies.

 
At August 20, 2011 at 7:17 PM , Blogger JenninNJ said...

That is such great news! Congratulations! Praise the Lord!

 

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