My mom had a succesful surgery! A long one too. They took her in at 7.15 a.m. and they brought her back to her room at 5.15 p.m. It was the longest, hardest, more painful ten hours of my life. I experienced so many feelings I am still trying to sort them out. Fear of loss was the strongest.
They removed her uterus, ovelries, tubes, celvix, cyst, and some glands. They cut a piece of her bowel and created a cyst out of it and they attached it to her urethra and she will NOT have a plastic bag attached to her thigh with her urine. She will be able to go to the toilette like nothing is wrong!!!!!!!!
Of course, she will have to spend at least two more weeks in the hospital. And it will be a slow recovery, till the new "plumping" system gets to fuction. But people...my mom survived the surgery and she is well !!!!!!!!!
She is in lots of pain. She has 5 tubes getting out of her body with all kinds of fluids and 6 needles supplying her body with other fluids. She is still in oxygen. But...did I say so already??? She is fine!!!!
The doctor said that she seems to be cancer free. He checked all her intestine, and all her other organs look perfectly well. Of course he will do the biopsies in everything he removed but told us not to worry, the worse is over!
I came home last night to sleep a little. I must have had 2 or 3 hrs of sleep in 3 days. And I am leaving soon to go to her. She had a horrible first night with tremendous pain in her belly. My poor mom, she was so strong. When she was moaning through her pain, she would do her cross (my mom is very spiritual and religious) and she would say...thank you god for being here and helping me, and she would sustain her pain.
I am so proud of her. So happy. Yesterday, as I was watching the sun rise from the window of her room, I realised that since September 1st, when she went to the hospital for the first examinations, it was the first dawn I was not up with the rush of panic in me.
I just wanted to tell you all. When the doctor came out of the surgery to inform us that things went great, I started calling friends to tell them the good news, and I really felt sorry I could not let you know as soon as I heard. I am so thankful for your support and friendship and prayers. You are right Denise. God hears!
Thank you all from the deepest of my heart.
I'll update when I get the chance to come home again!