Update, back home after surgery.

Mmpeterson
Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124

Made it home after total abdominal hysterectomy on Friday.  According to my fiance, my dr told him after the 5 1\2 hrs of surgery she got all the bad stuff out.  Took uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, omentum, and lymph nodes. One lymph was pretty bad but the other wasn't.  No problem getting lymph nodes out, which she was concerned about.  From what my fiance said my dr was surprised and happy it went so well.  Apparently their was a mass where it connects my small intestine and bowel.  She had the bowel surgeon come in to remove it and he said it looks benign.  My dr said it looked benign to her as well but it was sent to lab to be sure.  Now waiting on path report so I'm trying not to get terrified because I know God is with me and he has taken wonderful care of me.  Thank u so much for all the prayers and encouragement!!  Maryanne 

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  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,477 Member
    edited October 2016 #2
    Maryanne, I am so glad to

    Maryanne, I am so glad to hear things went well.  The waiting is the worst!!!  But I'm sure they'll get you the info you need and come up with a plan of attack.  Keep us posted! (((Maryanne)))

    Love,

    Eldri

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,613 Member
    edited October 2016 #3

    Maryanne, I am so glad to

    Maryanne, I am so glad to hear things went well.  The waiting is the worst!!!  But I'm sure they'll get you the info you need and come up with a plan of attack.  Keep us posted! (((Maryanne)))

    Love,

    Eldri

    Hi, Maryanne

    I'm pleased for you that it went so well.  Thanks for the update.  Now concentrate on taking good care of your body so it can heal and get back to serving you well.  

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996
    edited October 2016 #4
    So glad you,made it home and

    So glad you,made it home and the.surgery went well.  Now you can rest and heal.

    Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,164 Member
    edited October 2016 #5
    Step one done!

    So good to hear from you! You've got a big step in your overall treatment behind you now, so focus on recovery while you let them do their thing on your pathology. Both take a bit of time, so focus on what you have some control over. 

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 789
    edited October 2016 #6
    Glad to hear it, now go rest!

    Maryann, so very glad to hear that the surgery went well, now go and rest! Your body just went through a very traumatic change and needs time to heal and adjust. Try not to waste your precious energy worrying about the pathology report. You and your medical team will come up with a plan to deal with whatever the outcome may be. Wishing you strength and peace, Kim

  • Mmpeterson
    Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124
    edited October 2016 #7
    Thank u everyone!!!  Chemo

    Thank u everyone!!!  Chemo will be definite but I am so very blessed that my dr got everything she saw.  Maryanne 

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    Maryanne, Excellent news!

    Maryanne, Excellent news! Glad you are home and doing well. Remember to stay hydrated and walk as much as you can.  You have a great attitude and that will help you all the way through this journey. And, we are all here for you as you move forward in your journey. Take care! Love and Hugs, Cindi

  • txtrisha55
    txtrisha55 Member Posts: 693
    Congrats that the surgery

    Congrats that the surgery went well and that you made it back home.  I was saying prayers for you and the dr on Friday morning.  Glad to know that the surgery is over.  Next step to heal up some.  Do not think about the report and concentrate on healing for now.  When do you have to travel back to Dallas?

    Trish

  • Mmpeterson
    Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124
    edited October 2016 #10

    Maryanne, Excellent news!

    Maryanne, Excellent news! Glad you are home and doing well. Remember to stay hydrated and walk as much as you can.  You have a great attitude and that will help you all the way through this journey. And, we are all here for you as you move forward in your journey. Take care! Love and Hugs, Cindi

    Thank u Cindi!! Maryanne 

    Thank u Cindi!! Maryanne 

  • Mmpeterson
    Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124

    Congrats that the surgery

    Congrats that the surgery went well and that you made it back home.  I was saying prayers for you and the dr on Friday morning.  Glad to know that the surgery is over.  Next step to heal up some.  Do not think about the report and concentrate on healing for now.  When do you have to travel back to Dallas?

    Trish

    Hi Trish, we r going back to

    Hi Trish, we r going back to see Dr Lea on the Monday 24th at 3:15.  Thank u for the prayers!!!  Maryanne 

  • LindyLu
    LindyLu Member Posts: 72
    Slow and steady now

    Maryanne, good news that all went well in surgery.  I concur with others, rest your body and ease your mind.  Try not to fret about what might or might not be...easier said than done.  Sounds like you are in good hands both physically and spiritually.  

    Up and walking a little each day helped me get my body functions back in order.  Hydration is a must.  Sending big hugs for your steady recovery.   ~~LL

  • rcdeman
    rcdeman Member Posts: 263 Member
    edited October 2016 #13
    I'm so happy your surgery

    I'm so happy your surgery went well, Maryanne! I'm glad the mass they found was benign. Will continue to pray for you! Keep up the faith!

    Love,
    Rebecca

  • Nellasing
    Nellasing Member Posts: 528
    edited October 2016 #14
    More good news

    Hi Maryanne I am new but plan on being around a long time.  Best wishes as you recover from your surgery- mine was long also but I think I recovered pretty quickly and I did get out walking as soon as I could and drink a LOT of water each and every day.  Prayers for healing and for your mind as you wait- it is hard- I'm in a holding pattern while a tumor board decides if I was staged incorrectly and what the next step will be but I am staying hopeful and thankful ((((HUGS))))

  • Mmpeterson
    Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124
    LindyLu said:

    Slow and steady now

    Maryanne, good news that all went well in surgery.  I concur with others, rest your body and ease your mind.  Try not to fret about what might or might not be...easier said than done.  Sounds like you are in good hands both physically and spiritually.  

    Up and walking a little each day helped me get my body functions back in order.  Hydration is a must.  Sending big hugs for your steady recovery.   ~~LL

    Thank u for the hugs LindyLu!

    Thank u for the hugs LindyLu!  Trying to keep focus on recovery to get my body back to healthier.  Maryanne 

  • Mmpeterson
    Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124
    edited October 2016 #16
    rcdeman said:

    I'm so happy your surgery

    I'm so happy your surgery went well, Maryanne! I'm glad the mass they found was benign. Will continue to pray for you! Keep up the faith!

    Love,
    Rebecca

    Hi Rebecca, thank u for the

    Hi Rebecca, thank u for the prayers!  We r praying the small mass in bowel is benign.  Had large mass in uterus my dr was able to get out which I guess the cancer started in.  Faith and hope r what I focus on everyday.  Hope your mom is doing better!  Praying for her and your family!  Maryanne 

  • Mmpeterson
    Mmpeterson Member Posts: 124
    edited October 2016 #17
    Nellasing said:

    More good news

    Hi Maryanne I am new but plan on being around a long time.  Best wishes as you recover from your surgery- mine was long also but I think I recovered pretty quickly and I did get out walking as soon as I could and drink a LOT of water each and every day.  Prayers for healing and for your mind as you wait- it is hard- I'm in a holding pattern while a tumor board decides if I was staged incorrectly and what the next step will be but I am staying hopeful and thankful ((((HUGS))))

    I pray u get an answer soon.

    I pray u get an answer soon.  I thank the good Lord for all the blessings He has given me and look forward to the future.  Like u, I plan on staying around for quite awhile God willing.  Walking as much as I can if only to the bathroom it gets me up and moving.  Many hugs to u as well please keep us updated here because all these ladies have been a Godsend to me as I am sure many others!  Maryanne 

  • rcdeman
    rcdeman Member Posts: 263 Member

    Hi Rebecca, thank u for the

    Hi Rebecca, thank u for the prayers!  We r praying the small mass in bowel is benign.  Had large mass in uterus my dr was able to get out which I guess the cancer started in.  Faith and hope r what I focus on everyday.  Hope your mom is doing better!  Praying for her and your family!  Maryanne 

    Definitely praying for the

    Definitely praying for the best outcome! I'm glad your faith is so strong. I know waiting for results is one of the worst parts of this.

    Love,
    Rebecca

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
    edited October 2016 #19
    Prayers for your healing and

    Prayers for your healing and I'm so glad your surgery went well! Rest and recoup:)