Thank you all for all of your words of support. It really means a lot and helps me keep things in perspective. I look like I was in one heck of a fight and if I didn't know better, I'd swear it was a fight I lost... but I know better. The other guy is somewhere being dissected. In talking with my NSs yesterday, they are very pleased with what they are getting back from pathology so far. We were able to get approximately 90% of the visible tumor and relieved a TON of pressure inside my head. They removed around 6 CM of tumor so this thing truly was a huge monster and I have no doubt we made the right move.
I feel great. I've been up walking quite a bit and it feels good to get out of the bed. They have been quite shocked that I haven't had more pain than I have. By Tuesday evening I was taking nothing but Tylenol for pain and haven't had any more than that since. Even then I don't usually take it every time I can. I'm going 6-8 hours between. I actually have more pain in my neck from stiffness than I do in my head. I'm not complaining though.
The incision is massive and they shaved a lot more hair than I was under the understanding of but what's a little hair... it will grow back. I really could not have asked for a better outcome. Just the fact I woke up with no deficits, thrilled me completely. The fact I'm already up and walking and shocking the whole floor with my progress tells me that attitude and support really does make a world of difference. I don't think I'd be where I am without it all. Attitude truly is half the battle and God and support is the other half. :)
Well, my breakfast should be here any minute and I am starving so I will talk to you all soon. I will have some company today. It really lifts my spirits. I get to see my baby today for the first time since Monday. YAY!!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008