Thursday, May 5, 2011

All is well

While I can't say I was really worried, I was experiencing a bit of stress about this surgery. But you knew that, right? Heh.

It was over in a flash, as I look back at the day, and my husband didn't even have to spend the night in the hospital. He did amazingly well, and continues to as we rest at the hotel.

His throat is beginning to get a little sore, because of the intubation. The neck wound looks much worse than he says it feels. No dressing – the incision was glued together and the surgical glue protects it as well as a bandage would.

The final pathology report will be available in a week, but the surgeon was extremely confident that it was and is a benign parotid tumor.

We have been treated so well, by every staff member we've dealt with; we couldn't be happier with the hospital and the very professional health care team.

We'll be home tomorrow. Thank you all so very much for your support. You've lifted my spirits more than you'll ever know.

I'm going to leave you tonight with the Friday Quote, a little bit early:

Wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving.
~ Kahlil Gibran


gingersnapper said...

Wonderful news, so glad to hear it!

Catherine said...

Glad to hear your good news.

Anonymous said...

What lovely news! I hope both of you continue to improve.

denise said...

That's great news to hear everything has gone this well so far.

I will only caution you not to get discouraged if today or tomorrow is a tough day. I've been through a couple of surgeries and in all cases, I felt great immediately after and then had a horrible day on the 2nd or 3rd day, after which there's a steady recovery day-to-day.

Perhaps this is from overdoing the first day when you feel so good...or maybe it takes your body a day or two to realize the full trauma of the surgery...who knows. And, of course it's only my experience and may not apply to your husband. Just a warning that it's not the end of the world if there's an apparent setback!

Hope he experiences a steady and speedy recovery.

altopower said...

So happy the surgery is behind you and the doctors are confident that the news is good. And that you both were treated so well by the hospital staff and care team.

Rest up the two of you, and give thanks for each other. Love the quote :)