Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Out of Surgery and Recovering!

Believe it or not, Amy called me with her post surgery update, and yes I was tickled pink to hear that voice!

Here's whats going on right now. She went into surgery this morning at 7:30 as planned and was in the recovery room by early afternoon.

The tumor was much larger than they anticipated, and the surgeon was able to remove most but not all of it. How much larger the tumor was (than originally thought) is not quite clear - we'll get more details when she speaks to her Doctors. The surgeon did say that the swelling around the tumor was formidable. By the end of the surgery, the swelling was visibly abating.

Pathology is now running reports to find out exactly what kind of tumor it is, and if it is malignant.

Amy's in good spirits. She's lucid and clear, and her normal dry wit. She said she has more pain from the IV (fluids for re-hydrating after surgery, and demerol for any pain) than from her head. She'll be able to receive phone calls into her room tomorrow.

Amy would be typing this instead of me if she could - except the IV is in her right hand and she can't maneuver a keyboard! I told her to let me do "my job" since she insisted I do it in the first place - that comment received a fine loud laugh which pleased me no end.

I will talk to her again in the early afternoon tomorrow. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. I think we must have done something right - Amy's surgery was a success!


  1. Praise God! I am so glad to hear that she is recovering well and that her surgery was a success. I'll keep praying!

  2. Thank you so much for the update. It was such a relief to hear that things went so well. Hopefully, we will have more good news. Amy you are in my prayers.

  3. So glad to hear it all went well! Get well soon, Amy!