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6/13/2017 Latest post:
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On June 2nd Mom went in for what we thought was a pretty routine hysterectomy and to remove a very small (2cm) cancerous node on the uterine wall. The surgery took a bit longer than scheduled and I began to get a bit worried. When the doctor finally came to talk to me I could tell they he didn't have good news. He began by saying that they couldn't continue with the laparoscopic option and needed to change to an open surgery. When they got in they were met with a very unexpected and large tumor. They were able to remove it and many other smaller tumors but some microscopic cells were left behind and chemo was going to be prescribed. This news crushed me. I had to repeat back what I'd heard so that I could relay the correct information to friends and family.
After the doctor had gone I called my brother, Scott. Still disbelieving and completely in shock we both agreed that this was not going to be what was going to take our Momma! Friends and family were all in agreement that we did not have to accept this diagnosis and that the Devil is a liar and Jesus is the Great Physician!
So, Mom came out of surgery into Recovery and was whisked away to her room where she and I ate like Queens for 2 days. She didn't require much pain meds and was discharged on June 4th!