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