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Aunt update

Friday, April 15, 2011

My aunt came through the surgery yesterday with flying colors. The doctor was very pleased with the results and said she was doing great. The doctor said it was cancer but she thinks that they got it all. Since there wasn't time with her being under for so long to remove the lymph nodes as well, she will have to have some radiation, but the doctor was very optimistic about all of it.

I got to see her for a while last night and while she's pale and has a sore throat from the breathing tube, she joked a bit with us. She's not looking forward to getting up and walking sometime today, but she knows it will speed her recovery. Her spirits have been really good through all of this and she managed to not cry longer than any of us.

This has been a lot of stress on my mom and she's been staying at the hospital the whole time with my aunt. She's exhausted, but will probably stay until my aunt is released (or she drops from exhaustion), hopefully tomorrow. I'm ready for her to come home for at least one night and get some much needed rest.

I really want to thank everyone for their prayers and well-wishes. It meant a lot to me knowing there were people praying and thinking of her and us. All the best to all of you and emoticon
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  • v MAGGIEROSEBOWL
    I now I'm very late, responding to your blog. But happened upon it, and realized your Aunt was ME, just two years ago. Everything was compromised by my weight. I hope your Aunt realizes that losing weight will make everything better, her mobility, her cancer treatment, her overall health. I have had two minor surgeries in the last 2 months, and both were a breeze, compared to what they would have been when I weighed 328 lbs. Now that I am down to a reasonable weight, hovering just below 150, life is so much easier. Everything is easier, you fit on the exam tables, the gowns close, the blood pressure cuff fits, it's easier to find a vein for IV's and blood draws. MOVING is easier. Losing weight has been a Godsend for me. I wish you, your aunt, and your mom the best of luck in your journeys. Sounds like you, at least, are already well on your way!!!
    1846 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
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    That is wonderful.

    1881 days ago
  • v MTULLY
    The news from the doctor sounds encouraging. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    1931 days ago
  • v SEWINGMAMACDS
    Great news! Continue praying for your aunt.
    1933 days ago
  • v JULIAOAK
    great news - I will continue to think and pray for you and your family emoticon
    1933 days ago
  • v MELLIL
    PRAISE Him!!! That is wOnderful news!!! I will continue to pray for her healing and that the radiation does what it's supposed to do! emoticon I am SO happy for your family!!! emoticon
    1933 days ago
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