Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Surgery Went Very Well
It was a long, and sometimes very frustrating day, but we made it through. Angie went in to surgery at about 3PM, a short 4 hours later than expected. As you can imagine, Angie was not thrilled with how far things deviated from THE plan, especially after not eating or drinking since last night. The surgeon came out to talk to Sharon and I after surgery at around 5:30. I then tried my best to shed my technophobeness and post from the hospital waiting room but I was foiled by technology - I thought it would be fun to let everyone know how everything went during surgery before Angie even knew. So, how did the surgery go? When we met with the surgeon just prior to surgery, he mentioned that the anomaly on the scan that would require removal of her lower right lobe may be benign - good news. We also found out that the resident was Canadian too (anglo) and that he was moving to Toronto - I wonder if the Brunswick House is too low brow for a doctor. As it turns out, they removed 6 thingamadobobbers (3 were cut out, 2 were cauterized, and one was stapled out, whatever the heck that means) AND they did not remove her lower right lobe. He said they removed a pretty small amount of lung and the incision was smaller than expected. All good news, so she should recover pretty quickly, so quickly that they might do the left lung as soon as 2 weeks from now. We'll get biopsy results on what was removed in a few days. I'm sure a more entertaining version of our day will be forthcoming. Now quit checking the blog and get on with your lives. Enjoy your day.
Posted by Angela Clarno at 9:55 PM