I had the hysterectomy on Friday, September 28, 2012. Full and complete - including ovaries and tubes.
Pathology during surgery indicated no invasion of cancer into the uterine walls - so, no removal of lymph nodes and surrounding tissues.
Dr. Michael Frumovitz told Rick that there appeared no other cancer. And that the uterine cancer seemed smaller in actuality than it did on the MRI!!! Praise the Lord!
I did have to have 3 units of blood during surgery. But none afterwards.
Early Saturday morning the bladder catheter was removed. Late Saturday afternoon, oxygen was removed.
Early Sunday the IV was taken out.
Breathing treatments continuing in the hospital, and occasionally (as prescribed) at home.
Lovenox shots to help prevent blood clotting.
Prescription strength Motrin and Norcor (Tylenol w/10 mg Codeine) for pain as needed.
Stool softener to counteract the pain meds.
Dr. Michael said he wasn't too worried about me not eating - said that it is not unusual for appetite not to return for 2 weeks or more. Is more concerned with me drinking a lot.\
I am to see Dr. Tris on 10/8 for the possible removal of staples - about a 12 inch incision.
And scheduled to return to Houston for follow-up exam with Dr. Michael the end of October or first of November.
Should have the final pathology report in by that time. And if it is the same as the one during surgery - there will be no need of chemo or radiation! Praise God!!!
Pre-op certification on Monday, October 8 with Dr. Cutrell. If everything is good and he clears, then rotator cuff/shoulder surgery will be October 17 in Tyler with Dr. Devinney.
He is scheduled for blood work on October 26th for Dr's Tobin, Arneke, Cochran.
Appointment with Dr. Tobin and Dr. Arneke on Monday, October 29th.