Wednesday, December 9, 2015

1.11.16

surgery is a go.

it will be on january 11th.

this time the surgeon thinks that he will need to take a little more of the lung because the nodule is not as far on the edge as it was for the last surgery. but i shouldn't notice too much difference in terms of how my recovery will go, which will take about 4-6 weeks depending on how i feel.

i will have multiple incisions on my side and back, and will have a chest tube put in for about 24 hours likely.

the thought of surgery is hard. that was a really tough experience for me last time as i talked about in this post.

but i made it through that somehow and i will make it through it this time too. right now i am not sure how, but i know i will.

if all goes well, i will be in the hospital for one night and will be able to come home sometime the following day.

it was hard to be back in that office again. last time we were there was february 20th, 2013 after my last surgery, and that was an awful experience as i talked about in this post.

after the appointment today, we grabbed some lunch and then come home and crashed. we were both lights out. total and complete exhaustion.

sleep is hard to come by these days, and with the stress on top of it, rest does not seem to be coming easy.

but that is what is to expected so we will just keep rolling forward, and i will keep drinking green teas to keep me functioning:)

thanks for all of the love and support and prayers, it means so much.

have a good thursday. xo

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps this time (while still painful and difficult) will be just a tiny bit easier because you know what is going on and what to expect. In my own life, my fear of the unknown is often worse than whatever I'm facing. And you are strong and always seem to meet the challenge in front of you. And it's crappy that you have to, but it says a lot about you that you can. I will keep you in my thoughts and send extra healing energy your way in January.

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