Friday, April 16, 2010

Surgery and recovery

Well surgery went well yesterday, but there were a few surprises. It turns out that they had to do a larger opening on my side to get the lobe and nodes out, but that was a good thing because as they were about to close they saw another tumor sitting on my heart. It is a different type of cancer, which was good because the lung cacner had not spread. So they removed it as well. They also ran some tests on the lower lobe on my right side, but it turned out to be inflamation and not cancer. So the right upper lobe is all that they took of the lung.

The recovery has been going well. I was up and walking a couple of hours after surgery, got to eat dinner - grilled cheese, salad, and pudding - and actually got some decent sleep. The nurses say I am doing great and I may be able to get the chest tube out later today.

Thanks again for all the prayers. I will update as things develop.

1 comment:

Shari said...

I am glad to hear the surgery went well and that they caught the other tumor. We are praying for you every day.

Shari Julson