Surgery in the books

Well surgery was on the 10th and went as well as could be expected.  At least that is word on the street as I was still drooling and staring for several hours after the operation.  Medical team rocked and after 8 hours sent me to ICU for some needed rest LOL.  Nurses and staff were all so professional making me as comfortable as possible and I really felt pretty good, well quite good after the meds kicked in.  Now it's time to recover, get better and see what the pathology results are.  Yup more waiting but I think I am actually ok slowing this crazy ride down to get my bearings.  Thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers, I never felt alone or afraid thanks to all of you that have been there before.  

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  • swopoe
    swopoe Member Posts: 492
    So glad

    the surgery went well and you are feeling better. Hoping for good pathology results!

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Surgery

    I'm glad that part of your treatment is over, hope you'll heal quickly, and pray you'll have good news from the pathology report . 

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Well...we can wait for the pathology

    reports together, since we almost had surgery together Smile...only a couple days apart.  It makes me feel good to hear you so chipper....that's wonderful!  The frantic "what to do first" part is over....so yes...rest, heal....and get your bearings....and see what's around the next corner. 

    p

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    glad to hear

    Over the hard part. Recovering from surgery is a smoother ride out than from chemo and rads so you'll likely be up and about in no time. Glad to feel the good spirit you are in. Great!

     

    don 

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Glad the surgery went good.

    Now to recover and do the waiting game. I feel all will be good as they have an idea when they do the surgery. I guess I was very lucky as the pathology was done while I was in surgery. When I came out the said all 86 lymph nodes were clean. The worst part is on the spouse, said goodby at 6am and went to surgery and didn't see her until 9:45 pm. She worried the whole time, and I slept through it. Darn glad I did too. When I woke up I was in my regular room. Will still keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Tell your wife to get some well needed rest.

    Bill

  • lifeisDHA
    lifeisDHA Member Posts: 64
    Praying for

    a good path report

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    lifeisDHA said:

    Praying for

    a good path report

    Behind you

    Glad the surgery is in your rear view mirror!

    God bless

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Good News

    It was a rough getting there but sounds like to made, will continue to pray for a good   pathology report now.

     

    Tim

  • Goyca
    Goyca Member Posts: 220
    Glad the surgery went well.

    Glad the surgery went well. Heal on champ. We'll be waiting for pathology test with u, keep us updated.

     

     

     

     

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626
    Surgery - check that off the list

    Glad to hear it went well! Next on the to-do list is a good path report....I hope you are able to post good news in a few days, and that your recovery from surgery is rapid. 

    Wishing you well, BSauls!

    Barbara

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    happy to hear

    Sounds like you did well through it all. Recovery from surgery is generally a pretty straight run. 

  • Bsauls94518
    Bsauls94518 Member Posts: 32
    donfoo said:

    happy to hear

    Sounds like you did well through it all. Recovery from surgery is generally a pretty straight run. 

    Good news Negative Margins

    Met with the surgeon for a follow up today and pathology came back clear!  We are gonig to monitor for any growth but so far no radiation will be needed.  So much to be thankful for this year, I just can't put it into words.  

  • TracyLynn72
    TracyLynn72 Member Posts: 839

    Good news Negative Margins

    Met with the surgeon for a follow up today and pathology came back clear!  We are gonig to monitor for any growth but so far no radiation will be needed.  So much to be thankful for this year, I just can't put it into words.  

    Excellent!

    Pathology coming back clear is ALWAYS something to be thankful for!  SO glad to hear the great results!!  

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804

    Good news Negative Margins

    Met with the surgeon for a follow up today and pathology came back clear!  We are gonig to monitor for any growth but so far no radiation will be needed.  So much to be thankful for this year, I just can't put it into words.  

    That is such wonderful news.

    Clear margens mean NED [No Evidence of Disease] and great news that no radiation is neeed. That is a great reason to celabrate. Such good news and at Thanksgiving to boot. I am very happy for you.

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    Bill

  • Bsauls94518
    Bsauls94518 Member Posts: 32
    wmc said:

    That is such wonderful news.

    Clear margens mean NED [No Evidence of Disease] and great news that no radiation is neeed. That is a great reason to celabrate. Such good news and at Thanksgiving to boot. I am very happy for you.

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    Bill

    Thanks WMC

    Thanks Bill! I did find out the hard way recovery is a long process.  Went to Thanksgiving and wound up with a cold. That on top of coming out of surgery made for one rough week.  Lesson learned, listen to the doctors and take it easy!  

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626

    Good news Negative Margins

    Met with the surgeon for a follow up today and pathology came back clear!  We are gonig to monitor for any growth but so far no radiation will be needed.  So much to be thankful for this year, I just can't put it into words.  

    It's Fantastic that you had negative margins!

    This will be a Thanksgiving to remember for sure.

    Bless you!

    Barb

  • Bsauls94518
    Bsauls94518 Member Posts: 32
    Barbaraek said:

    It's Fantastic that you had negative margins!

    This will be a Thanksgiving to remember for sure.

    Bless you!

    Barb

    Thanks!

    Thanks so much Barb,

    It really is a blessing and what a new perspective on life once this all started!

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626

    Thanks!

    Thanks so much Barb,

    It really is a blessing and what a new perspective on life once this all started!

    While I would wish that we never had cancer

    I certainly won't regret the valuable lessons I've learned from the experience.

    Barbara