my dear and sweet prayer warriors!
I had my surgery on the 13th…and it was every bit of 10 hours i am told.
i know you are anxious to hear, and if i can give you the highlights,….. i promise i will fill you in on every detail later. I am still pretty weak, but because you have been so faithful to me, I owe you the same. It was such good news when my Dr came in and said “we got it all”. Later I will send you pictures in detail of the Whipple procedure. (just a drawing…)
i have a surgical cut from the left side of my body under my rib cage that extends to the right side of my body. She removed my Gall Bladder, part of my Pancreas containing the cancer, part of my intestine, and i was told that is is one of the most complicated and major surgeries one could have. i thank God for guiding the surgeons hands as I understand there were many surgeons in the operating room.
The Dr sent me home from Tampa yesterday afternoon….one week to the day!! she removed two drain tubes from my tummy area but left the gastric feeding tube. God enabled me to be ambulatory the day after surgery, and yes it did hurt a lot to walk.
The doctor said it is a miracle that i am progressing so well….but we know, don’t we…the power of prayer.
the captain has been so helpful and this is all very new to him so it can be very frustrating having to take care of my every need….embarrassing too!! (too many complications) lol
our insurance allows for nurses to come in every day for the next 7 days….
Praise God for bringing me through this cancer free. i never doubted that He would Leave me nor forsake me.
more to come.
love and hugs and blessings always