My surgery on Thursday did not go like they hoped. The tumor was even larger than anicipated. It almost filled an 8 1/2 x 11 cake pan. The anticipated 1 1/2 – 2 hour surgery ended up taking four. There were some aspects with the tumor that looked suspicious so they sent it out for testing and we are still waiting the results from that.Because of their suspicions, not only did they remove the uterus, but also both ovaries, some lymph nodes and a few other things. They could not use my prev. c-section cut because of the immense size. The incision runs all the way up to like two inches above my belly button.
I came home on Sunday. Norm has been wonderful with taking care of me. He makes sure I walk and helps me dress. All the little things you take for granted and I am so grateful for him. I have not seen that kind of loving care from any man for any woman since I used to work in a nursing home 20 years ago and my old third grade teacher was there and her husband took such loving care of her. Even the most menial, embarressing tasks he has just stepped up and helped me with and it has made me feel very loved and cherished. I love you, Norm.
We go to the dr. tomorrw to hopefully get my train tracks down my belly removed. Will try and update later. Get tired very easily!