My mom had surgery yesterday to remove cancer and the doctor had to cut a bit more than they had originally anticipated, but we were fine with whatever they had to do. They also had to do another procedure while in there and my mom was/is in a lot of pain to say the least. She is on IV pain meds as well as by mouth.
The doctor told us that on the outside, the parts he put back together were negative for cancer so at least we know that part is now cancer free. The inside and other tissues and things from the other procedure have been sent off and we are left to wait another 4 or so days until we hear back if that has any cancer that they think may be still inside of her.
If they got it all and the insides of what he cut and other tissue have no cancer, then that will be the end of it! I'm praying that is the case and there is absolutely nothing left. He did say that with the type she has, it tends to come back. I asked for a percentage and he came up with 30%, so I'm feeling pretty positive about that number! IF it comes back then she'll have to do this all over again. She goes back every few months to check.
She was in hopes to go home today, but the doctor told her this morning that it is looking more like Monday. She pleaded with him and he may let her go home tomorrow. Last night they got her to stand and the pain got to her. Today she has walked a loop twice and I am so proud of her! I wish that I could take some of the pain away for myself so that she didn't have to endure all of it by herself. As a daughter, its is so hard to see my mom - one of the strongest people I know - in so much pain.
I will definitely be telling her that yall said she looked like my sister - it will make her day! :) For those of you that asked, I'm 25 and my mom is 46.