Well I'm out of surgery and I'm alive. :)Duh. So my morning started at 4:50 a.m. I could here Clint getting ready for work. I looked at the time and my alarm was going off in 10 minutes, so I just decided to get up. I was really excited. It felt like I was going to Disneyland. Not!!! It was easy to get ready. I wasn't allowed to wear make-up so that made it quick. I through my hair in a pony tail and I was ready to go.
I live 3.57 mi, 9 mins from the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Yes, very convenient don't you think? It will be nice for treatments. Ok, so anyway My mom and I arrived right on time and I was the third person signed in, but for some reason they checked me in last. Maybe they are were going oldest to youngest. :) They had me take a pregnancy test and good news, I'm not pregnant. :D If you're not familiar with the Huntsman Center or the University Hospital let me tell you they are wonderful. One thing you do have to look out for though is it is a teaching school. I have wonderful veins. Needles go in great. The student putting my IV in had a lil problem. Not too bad, it just made it hard to listen to the Resident talking to me. Everyone I talked to came in and asked me, "now what are we doing today?" "and what side is that on?" Well I was bored telling them the same answer so when it was time to tell the anesthesiologist I told him I was getting a boob job. He thought it was pretty funny since my Doctor is a ENT surgeon. Well bad news is I didn't get the boob job. Maybe for my next surgery, next spring. =) After they put my IV in and I signed the paperwork they wheeled me into surgery. Ok that operating room was freezing. They put all the cold stickers on me for the monitors and put the oxygen mask on me and shortly after that, I was out. I don't remember anything else till I woke up in recovery. I heard them talk about turning the table and I was out before it was turned and I didn't even see the Doctor.
So my mom talked to the Dr and he said that he didn't remove the large lymph node we had originally planned. He took two smaller ones of the same consistency. The Doctor said that there were more lymph nodes in the mass than we originally saw on the CT. Crazy stuff.
So tomorrow I meet with the Medical Oncologist. So more news tomorrow. Till Then I'm happily medicated. =)