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Nov 12, 2017 Latest post:
Dec 23, 2017
Hi! Andy here, and you came because you want to know how Deb is doing after her surgery. Here's the basic deal: a benign mass that's made of skin cells has had its home behind her sinus cavities since her embryo days, and has slowly grown to where it now presses on nerves and vessels it abuts and causes "irritating tingly" symptoms in Deb's face. Its called an epidermatoid cyst. It is oddly and coincidentally it the same locale as the acoustic neuroma that produced the same symptoms 15 years ago and had to be removed in 2004, but is not related in any known way.
The procedure was Tuesday morning, Nov 14, and was very successful as recapped by the surgeons. Nothing could have gone any better. The pink blankets of peace lofted out by all of you to cover her and her surgical team had their effect!
Deb's prognosis is for a 99% chance of everything continuing to be fine and the symptoms being relieved. Today on the eve of Christmas Debi is 5 weeks into recovery and is getting stronger and stronger, as we've all envisioned happening! Now our attention is turning to envisioning the day when the head and facial pain from the surgery is completely gone. As we've been advised, the time it takes for this to happen varies greatly.
Remember that pink blanket? Together let's all swaddle that same love-worn blanket around the disturbed nerves and get them to calm down, be at peace, and quickly return to their normal functioning.