Today is a wonderful day! Heather had her surgery yesterday and everything went GREAT!
My poor baby is going to be REALLY sore for quite awhile! They started her incision from just below her belly button down and that wasn't even close to being large enough so they just had to keep cutting up and up and up above her belly button. I'm guessing the incision is about 12" long! No kidding! When they finally pulled the mass out it was NOT as big as a basketball, it was as big as a BEACH BALL!! The mass weighed 18 pounds! Talk about instant weight loss! Unbelievable! It was pushing all of her internal organs up and was wrapping around on each side towards her spine! It apparently had been growing rapidly within just the last two weeks because that was when she REALLY began to notice the size of her tummy was getting bigger and bigger and she was having a lot of difficulty breathing. Anyway.......it's gone now, unfortunately so is her only ovary as that is where it was attached, but then there's nothing we can do about that! We are left wondering why the first surgeon who did her hernia surgery did not find that something was wrong. Especially considering that she went back to him eight weeks after the surgery and told him that she just felt like things were not right. At this point, I'm just hoping that her recovery goes quickly!
As I am sure I have said before, things like this certainly make you take a second look at what is important in your life! I just wish God didn't find it necessary to keep reminding us! Enough is enough already! T-man is breaking out in hives again (this began before the Heather ordeal) the air conditioner in my car broke and one of the air conditioners in my house broke last night. These things never happen during the week when it's easy to reach a repair man!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I know ours just got a lot better!