Mom is out of surgery!

Jul 17

Surgery is done and Mom is in recovery!  She should be moving to a room on her floor within the hour. Dr. B-cup is happy with the reconstruction, and also commented that there was very little bleeding.  She will be in the hospital Wednesday, and since surgery took so long today, it is reasonable for her to expect to stay another night and come home Thursday....

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Mom’s in Phase Two

Jul 17

Dr. What-a-babe is done operating.  She performed the double mastectomy, put in a port, and did a lymph node dissection.  Dr. B-cup is operating now and things are progressing well. Mom was a problem patient for Dr. What-a-babe.  Not in the scary sense, in the laughable sense.  Red-headed nurses are always high maintenance, right?  They had a tough time starting an...

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Mom’s surgical pathology

Jul 17

I just arrived at the hospital and go the update from my Dad.  These are his words that he had typed as an update:   What I can tell you so far.  Roz and I arrived at Christ Hospital at 8:00 and for 2 hours there was a constant parade of Doctors and Nurses wishing her well.   Somehow during all that confusion, they managed to hook up the IV, Foley, and pain line. At...

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Mom is prepping

Jul 17

I talked to Mom and Dad on their way to the hospital this morning.  They are in good spirits.  Greta was awake and hollering at them through the phone, so that is always a good way to start the morning.  Mom is deprived of her coffee (nothing to eat or drink after midnight on surgery day), but that appeared to be her biggest problem, so all is well.  Luckily, she...

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The love

Jul 16

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is my mom’s surgery. She blogged about it, so I won’t say much. I will, however, ask you to pray for her tomorrow! Today I took the girls over to her house to play.  Greta showed off all of her new words and charged around the house as if she owned it.  She really does have the best self-esteem; she yells, “Good...

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