Sep 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm
We will report to the hospital at 6 am in the morning for my husband's 8:00 am surgery. Met with doc and staff today and he lined it all out. He'll have radical neck dissection on right side, removal of tumor and surrounding tissue on hypopharynx, take muscle/tissue from left arm and make a "flap" where they removed throat tissue, then they will graft tissue from the thigh to put over the removed tissue on arm area. Whew! All this will require a trache to be put in due to swelling and just to help him breathe for a few days after surgery. They tell us he should not have to come home with it, but we'll see. Two doctors, 2-3 days in ICU, total of 7-10 days in hopsital total. Some scary stuff let me tell ya.
BUT... we are trusting in the Lord and in our doctors. We are at a teaching hospital with the latest techniques, knowledge and gadgetry (for lack of a better word).
Please take a minute tomorrow if you can and send up a prayer for my husband and our family, it's going to be a rough few weeks and the journey back to health starts tomorrow.
Take Care everyone,