Friday, August 29, 2008

I'm home from surgery.....

I just wanted to update on my surgery... everything went well on Monday. They were able to remove the tumor and pack it with bone grafting. My foot is wrapped tightly until my visit next Tuesday. They will remove some of the bandaging and I will recieve the results as to whether the tumor is benign or malignant. That's the hard part!!! I knew they had the results, so I called yesterday to see if I could get the results over the phone. They called about 5:30 to say the doctor wanted to discuss the results with me on Tuesday. I immediately broke down because I thought all day "no news is good news", now I assume that it must be cancerous if they have to tell me in person. I have to wait 4 days to hear.... I just have to have faith that God is in control either way. I am pretty much confined to the bed healing at this time. I cannot walk on the foot for at least 6 weeks. I have crutches,a walker, a knee walker, and a wheelchair!!! I have been wheeled into the living room twice. Up until today, things were just very painful. Now the pain is tolerable. I have been so blessed to have my mom with me since I came home from surgery. It's so hard not to be able to care for yourself. She has been my hands and feet this week and I'm so grateful. My friend Roberta is coming to relieve my mom for the weekend until Monday. It's so hard for me to have to depend on others to take care of me, I am so used to taking care of myself! Now I can't even get out of bed without help!!
Thank you for your prayers and I will update again soon!


Lori said...

prayers for healing! Try to rest and not stress over it all

Brandi said...

Praying for you sweet friend!

I think the doctors ALWAYS have to tell you over the phone though. . so don't worry!

I love you,

Amy said...

Sorry - I haven't came to visit you or anything. But, I have been thinking about you. Praying you recover quickly!