Tuesday, December 18, 2007

no time for games

My mother had surgery yesterday, and is recovering well. I was over there for a few hours last night and the anesthesia still had not worn completely off so she was a bit groggy. She seems to be in good spirits, which is good news. It's such a small world, and here's proof: the nurse assisting the doctor used to work for us! She was the manager of the gift shop we had in SF, and apparently was going to nursing school and all the while working for us. I definitely remember her, but as it was about 15 years ago (!!!) Mom doesn't.

The next step, starting in mid-January, will be for her to undergo radiation therapy. Now we're just waiting to hear back from pathology on her lymph node biopsy to see if the cancer has spread. I imagine we'll hear sometime later this week. In the meantime, I'm relieved that this step is over and we can focus on her recovery.

Thanks to everyone who offered kind words and prayers, they really mean a lot.

Beautiful wreath gifted to my mother by a generous friend:

On with the holidays!

1 comment:

  1. That's great that she's doing well post-surgery. That's funny about the nurse! I remember my mom having great experiences with some really wonderful nurses and staff as my brother went through treatment-- it's not a fun reason to be there or have to deal with them, but at least they can make the whole experience a bit more enjoyable and less scary.