Greetings everyone! I’m happy to report that my mom came through the surgery just fine. I talked with her at around 1 pm via my brother’s cell phone and she said she awoke from the anesthesia with no pain, or at least less than she normally has. We’re happy to know that her lymph nodes were clean, as far the doctor could tell, but a sample was sent in, just to make sure. James camped out at the hospital and she had close friends near her all day, prepping her for surgery and performing homeopathic pain relief. James got her home around 5:30 and she has round the clock help from two close friends. She’s in very good spirits and in very caring hands. They have been in contact with her physicians and the hardest part is getting my mom to accept a horizontal position for rest. She’s always been on the go! …and seriously, she sounds great and I’m a bit surprised by the amount of energy in her voice. It’s a testament to her mental strength and physical-health conditioning.
I’d like to say thank you to all who have contacted her with their support and your positive energy is felt. My mom has lived alone and extremely independent, but alone is only relative to the number of people who live in her house (sort of). I feel like she has a huge community of people who care and has their presence known. I say sort of, only because the house has its share of foot traffic. 🙂 Your relationships to her are unique, distinct and she appreciates your love and support. Thanks again.
I’m pasting this e mail and her Health Update #10 into her health blog, here: http://barryassoc.wordpress.com/
Please look here for future updates on her recovery and feel free to post comments and initiate strings of discussion. I’m sure she’ll be eager to hear your thoughts and this is a pretty cool way to correspond, anyway. Be sure to subscribe so you’re alerted when there are updates to the state of things. I’ll be happy to answer any questions, too. Thanks again and I hope this finds you well, as well.