Hi Everyone!!! You guys bring tears to my eyes. To come home and have messages from people that I have not even met, but understand so fully what I'm going through is one of the most AMAZING things I have experienced. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your thoughts and prayers!
I came home Saturday exactly 4 days after my surgery, which my surgeon got a kick out of. He told me 5-7 and I told him 4. So on Friday, he had to count the days, and say YOU were right!!! I told him Yes when I set a goal for myself I try to keep it....and this was part of my recovery plan....to be strong and get home quick!
So.....great news. There was actually NOT as much cancer on my liver than what they thought. So awesome when it goes that way, rather than the alternative. Took the whole right side anyway, as the surgeon said it's the best thing to do and I was in good shape for it. It is better in the long run I guess and the risk for bleeding is diminished. I was in one of the top cancer hospitals OHSU, and the care was amazing! Nurses were all fantastic.
I recovered amazingly fast. I credit it to the Chinese herbs I took prior to, but whatever it was, they, docs and nurses were all amazed how quickly I was up and around and how little pain relief I needed.
Took a shower today after a week....WOOHOO! Feel great, other than sore abdominal muscles ( which you use for just about everything )....and some fatique. Not sure until I go to my follow up what happens from here....just so grateful to be here! I was really kind of euphoric in the hospital. When you think of how much they can do for us now, it is just so amazing. I committed to finding a way to better use my experiences and help others. I was previously volunteering for the ACS at a clinic, but with the limited hours I had to give, was just not too beneficial. Just want to make sure I "pay it forward" and do something with what I've been through that can help others!
AGAIN....so thankful this site was started!!!! And thank you all for the messages I came home to. Wish you all a Very Happy Monday!!!