Thursday, May 14, 2015

Big Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow's the day! We met with our surgeon on Wednesday and feel as good as can be expected about everything. The scan last week showed that the tumor is (slightly) smaller than it was 6 weeks ago.
Surgery is set to start at 11:30 a.m., and he estimated that it will last at least four hours. The location of the tumor is a little tricky--there are a lot of blood vessels around it, so hopefully they can remove it without her losing much blood.  They will also remove lymph nodes around the tumor for testing to see if they contain any cancer cells.  These results along with the full pathology report of the tumor will help to determine the scope of her radiation plan which will start soon after surgery.  The surgeon is also going to attempt to move her ovaries temporarily so that they will be further from the direct focus of the radiation. Isn't that amazing?
We will be looking at several days in the hospital for recovery.
We are so thankful for all the love being sent our way! Your prayers, comments, texts, cards, and support mean so much to us. Our church family has set up a prayer schedule for most of the whole day tomorrow, and I know they will be joined by folks in Knoxville, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and beyond!

1 comment:

  1. Will be praying for a smooth surgery and a fast recovery!! You all are one step closer to being done with this journey!!