Happy New Year's Eve Eve! hehehe. Well I want to say thank you to everyone who has said some prayers for me and wished me well during surgery. I went into surgery yesterday at 7:45am and was out by 8:40am. I woke up in recovery around 9:10am and stayed there for about an hour before they discharged me to go home. Everything went well. My doctor went into my groin on the left side and made the cut and ended up removing 2 very oversized lymph nodes. I am all stitched up but cannot see anything as I have this clear pouch looking thing over a piece of white gauze that is covering up the incision. Today I get to take a nice shower and remove the clear pouch to get the incision wet and clean. My doctor said he wants me to get it wet and have the soap and water just trickle down over it, not to scrub or anything.
I'm so thankful that surgery went okay. I think I worried myself more than I should have had to. Last thing I remember is being wheeled into the operating room and seeing the doors open to all stainless steel everything and that was it. I must of knocked out right as we entered the OR. So he sent me home with a few scripts. One was percocet for pain, I have to take it every 4 hours, 2 pills each. And I have had to take it every four hours around the clock because for a small incision, I'm in a ton of pain! The other scripts were for a powdered laxative in case I have trouble having bowel movements and its supposed to soften the stool and another script for constipation should I get that. So far, I have not had any issues with any of that. I have also been putting the ice pack on my incision every hour for about 15 to 20 minutes. That ice really helps a lot for the swelling and it feels good.
So the next step to all of this is waiting on results. The doctor told me that he should have results from the lymph nodes in about 10 days. I ask you all to continue to keep me in your prayers please! The last thing I want him to do is call me up and tell me that I have cancer. I HATE cancer. It has killed so many people that I love, both in my family and good friends that were in my life. It runs on both sides of the family especially my mother's side of the family. So I am praying for some good results when this is all said and done. So please continue to pray for me for healing and recovery and good results. I appreciate it, I really do.
Well my friends, that is about it. I will continue to update you as I find things out myself. In the meantime, I want to wish each of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year! I will be staying home tomorrow like I always do and ring in the new year with my family. We usually play a board game or cards, have a glass of wine at midnight and watch Dick Clark's Rockin Eve and the after shows. Wherever you are tomorrow for the festivities, be SAFE!, don't drink and drive please!!! and please be responsible of others who have drank too much. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's and hope you get that special midnight kiss from someone special in your lives. Mine will be from my daughter of course! :) Stay safe! Happy New Year!!!
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~