Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Out of surgery...

Hey all, Todd here...

Well, Tina is out of surgery and surpringly, she seems to be doing well. She is having a bit of back pain, but her surgeon Dr. Brito said she did great and noted the surgery was a difficulty of 8.5 on a scale of 10. Once they got in there they seemed to find the vein leading to the kidney from the a bit 'thicker' as he said, so he decided to take that out a bit more of the renal artery than they were anticipating. Might have been some trace cancer cells in there, that hopefully we will find out from testing. Initial tests say the main tumor was indeed melanoma (which would be rare), but again, I think we will know more from any tests they do...

Next steps for her is sleep, sleep, sleep! They think she will be able to head home tomorrow afternoon, but there is always a chance that it will be the day after. Of course the sooner the better, as how anyone can sleep in a hospital is beyond me. Between all the poking and proding, it is louder than a truckstop. Hopefully she can get some good quality rest...

Anyway, may give an update later if Tina isn't up for it...but I am sure she will chime in soon. Thanks all for the thoughts and prayers...they are much appreciated!

Todd

10 comments:

OceanDesert said...

Thinking of you guys all day! Hoping T is able to go home pronto!!!

HUGS!
the Duns

Alicia said...

Thank you for keeping all of us updated!!

Wishing Tina a speedy-healthy recovery!!

Jon Martin said...

Thanks for the updates. Get well soon Tina!

Kristine sellers said...

Thinking of you both and hoping Tina is home soon.

Kristine and John

Lucy Feuerstein said...

Lots of positive, healing thoughts being sent your way!

Ang said...

Sending positive thoughts and hugs your way! Get out of that hospital and home with the fam :-)

Claudia said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!!

CB said...

Thanks for the update Todd! I hope Tina is able to get lots of rest tonight. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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