Jessica goes in for her chemo port placement today! She's in good spirits and pretty much just wants to get going and knock it out. The procedure itself should only be between 30m to 1h long. Update #3 Update #2 Just spoke with the doc and everything went well. No complications at all. Jess has … Continue reading Port Placement Surgery Day
Only pictures can really do this news justice... The spread... Ready for chow time So much happy.
'Walking and sleeping' was the theme for today in spite of waking with a fever of 102.2. This was due to a condition called atelectasis, where the lungs don't quite expand enough after surgery and cause the immune system to react. She used her little breathing device every time after five walks today (the last … Continue reading These Boots Are Made For Walkin’…
Hi everyone! Jess had an awesome day yesterday. She was able to get out of bed four times and even made a lap of the area outside her room by the end of the day. She started with a walker and only went about 30 feet, and ended with an unassisted full lap! Strong! She … Continue reading Baby steps…pffft.
Hi everyone. Jess had as good a night's rest as possible while at a hospital. The nursing team is awesome and were checking in often to make sure she is not nauseous or uncomfortable. I crashed on the little sofa (thanks Sol and Mariel for the REI sleeping pad, that saved my back). This morning, they … Continue reading Baby Steps
First of all, thank you all for the positive texts and comments. I'm sure Jessica will be stoked for all the positive intent coming her way. I know I am. Jessica is resting at the moment. She was pretty alert in spite of the drugs and even cracked a couple of jokes. The nurse is … Continue reading Resting
Well, the surgery is complete and Jessica made it through ok. The doc found that the mass was, in fact cancerous (more specifics from pathology analysis later this week) and a full hysterectomy was performed along with the removal of the gallbladder. Turns out, the cancer had spread to and wrecked the other ovary by … Continue reading Update #2
Just got a call from the staff with a brief update from the doc, 'everything is going well, but it will be a couple more hours.' The waiting continues... Strange self-playing piano.
Just met the team. Nurses are all super nice and professional. The anesthesiologist has a great sense of humor and just administered the "happy juice". Jess is off to have the big pre-surgery discussion and they will begin shortly thereafter.