Monday, November 10, 2008

This is going to be short...sorry. I keep dozing as I type..I'm sure the spelling an grammar is going to be messed up.

I had surgery this AM and it went good. They couldn't get everything out...I have this stuff that "sprayed" out of the tumor and it was all over the lining of my abdomen, which they removed...the lining...not the abdomen. Apparently this spray of microdots (which I'm calling pop rocks) made something stick together in there, including my bowels to my uterus. They did get these peeled apart, thankfully and Dr. LaChance says I should feel difference down there just from getting this done!

Another good thing....they drew off six liters of fluid from my abdomen...three two liter Diet Coke bottles for those of you who like those analogies! I definitely feel the difference there! Sandy took some before and after pics, I'll get them posted here as soon as I'm licensed to touch my camera again!

They left the left ovary in...the right one is gone. I'm not sure if they took the uterus out...I was pretty much out of it when Sandy was telling me what the doctor said. As a matter of fact, Lynne Miner gave me info that I didn't know/remember...thanks Lynne!

Next up I have to rest, rest, rest and then hopefully I can start my own little "WMD campaign" (chemo) in three weeks, the sooner the better.

We are feeling good about today. I'm being smart and am using the pain meds the way they tell me to..not the way I THINK I should be using I'm not waiting anymore...I keep up the med level and that has made s difference. they fixed my hernia! YAY!!! This morning he said that if it was too involved, it might have to wait for another day.

I'm getting lots of email..which I love, but I hope people get their updates through this's so much easier to communicate this way and hit a bunch of folks at once. I promise as I feel bettr, I'll be enhancing this blog with pics, jokes and maybe even video!

I say again, I love the support everyone is sending my way. I'm a realist (as well ss an optimist...if that's possible) and I know I'm going to need all the support I can get. I can fight this, but I can't do it alone.

Love you guys,



Martine said...

Yes Annie, you can be a realist and an optimist...I think they go extremely well together.....and you are are not alone!!

Love ya,

SueBear said...

I'm with ya too. You are not alone.

Here's a Helpful take the pain meds as THEY suggest. I really, really, really mean that!

Love ya,

Mary Cotter, MA, CRC said...

Anne I am so shocked and saddened to hear you are dealing with this. I pray that all goes well for you and that very soon you will be running your pups around the agility course. My prayers are with Sandy too. I know it is not easy for her.

Mary Cotter

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