It was bittersweet.
Dr. Tris has been my GYN for over 30 years. We were both near tears yesterday afternoon. Sigh.
I was laying on the table when he came in.
He examined the incision. Said it looked very good. He was well pleased with the way it is healing. :-)
Then, he just stood there. Patted my leg over and over. Looked at me. His eyes misted over.
And he began to apologize for not being able to do the hysterectomy himself. He said he was so glad that we were able to get into MD Anderson as quickly as we did, and that they were able to do the surgery as good as they did.
He said that had we waited much longer, with the aggressiveness of the cancer, that in less than 6 months it would have been spread over my body, and it would have been too late. That it would have been a horrible death.
So, he was very happy that it didn't turn out like that! :-)
Dr. Tris did not stay long after that. He is so tender hearted. He left us with Linda to finish the conversation and be released. Released not just from this, but because Dr. Michael removed everything, then, released for good.
We love Dr. Tris. He has done us so good all these years!!!
I return to MD Anderson in 2 weeks to meet with my oncologist, Dr. Michael Frumovitz.