Tuesday, February 17, 2009
First of all, thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers today - and in the coming weeks. Today's surgery went very well. It took about an hour, just as the doctor said. Derek was not intubated so anesthesia was not as heavy & thus recovery time was shorter. We were home & settled in by 10 a.m. He's currently dozing/resting in the recliner & is tolerating food just fine. Pre-op scans & x-rays were normal, and the tumor was contained in the one testicle. Blood results did not show anything surprising - the tumor marker & WBC numbers were high. The doctor believes we'll have the remaining test results by next Thursday's post-op appointment. In the meantime, it's all about rest & healing.