Monday, April 18, 2011

A Quick Hello

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has thought of me and lifted my name in prayer, I have really felt it. I appreciate everyone emailing me and stopping by to wish me well. Thank you.

So an update on the surgery...

The good news is the tumor was successfully removed. The bad news is the mass was larger than expected and was attached, not only to the adrenal gland, but to the celiac artery as well. A two hour surgery turned into a seven hour surgery which included a Dacron graft to repair the artery.....a lot of details I won't bore you with.

Having never had open surgery before, I was naive in believing I would be recovered by now, but that is just not the case. How silly of me to think that I would be up and about, doing my normal things....I can barely get up without assistance. Dang it.

Hopefully, I will be fully recovered soon. I thank you for sticking around.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I'll Be Back.....

Even after all this time writing here, I really struggle with how personal to get or how much I share of myself, you know, beyond paint colors or a new rug. I am always in awe of the women that share themselves so openly, like Kelly and Kelle, just to name a couple. I could learn so many things from those two. Anyway.... ....I just want to let you know that things will be very quiet around here for a while. How long? I'm not sure. I will be having surgery next week, this Monday to be exact, to remove a tumor. Luckily, it is not a cancerous tumor, but a tumor nonetheless. Apparently, it is quite large and has been happily growing on my adrenial gland for quite some time. It has gotten big enough to make me sick, smoosh all my organs up, raise my blood pressure and give me terrible headaches. They will be removing the adrenial gland and tumor that is attached to it and the adrenial gland on the right side of my body (apparently we have two) will hopefully take up the slack of all the adrenial jobs (it has several). I don't want to bore you with all the mundane details but I am expected to make a full recovery and hopefully get back to my normal self.
See, that's the part that I don't share here, I haven't been normal lately. Ha, ha! Just kidding, I have been sick for several months now and while I feel quite anxious about the surgery and all that means, I really hope that I will bounce back quickly and be back to my old tricks soon. I have never had open surgery before so I'm not really sure what to expect, so I'll just play it by ear, like most things.

Thankfully, I have my husbands wonderful family around me and even my sister is flying in from NC to help me when I get home (she's always taken such good care of me!)! I am actually so excited to see her, it's been so long! So bare with me, I have so many things that I want to do and want to share! Surgeries are such an inconvenience!! :) Thank you so much for reading and sticking around , I'll be back!