Just wanted to tell you all I just got home Saturday (July 21)! I spent almost 10 days in that place! I am home and I am tired and weak but I am also feelnig sooo much better now.
Ok, the doctors claim they removed ALL (100%) of the cancer and that the "Margins" or extra areas they cut into (Just to make certain) were all unaffected and clean. Also, there were no signs of internal spreading. I may have to go back, however, as this wound may need skin to cover it. In this case they will transplant some skin from another area of my body. It will hurt some but this is not a bad procedure. With a skin graft, its simply plastic surgery so I probably will not be in the hospital no more than 2-3 days the next time. There is a possibility my skin can heal on its own so please keep praying!! It will save me more suffering. They will give me 4-6 weeks to guage my skin's rate of healing. However, the worst is over.
I have been in a lot of pain this week but now hat I am home and am finally sleeping better, things are already looking up after only one little day!
I received several phone calls and cards from you guys. I want to say THANK YOU!!! I know some of you could not get through or I had to rush off due to constant nurse and doctor exams or because I felt so much pain (I apologize!) but those of you I did get to talk to and all the cards, I appreciate it! I will be just fine soon. It will take this big ol HOLE in my back a good 2-3 months to heal to normal but I will slowly get there. I am already making good progress.
I will just take it easy here for awhile. If I am slow to reply just bear with me. I have a lot of messages to catch up on.
Thanks again you guys! Its nice to be loved!