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Big Day!

January 12th, 2011 at 06:53 am

I haven't had much time to think about my impending surgery, which I think works out just fine. I am a very "one thing a time" person. I could spend the last months worrying if I have cancer, or I can just wait and see if I do, and then worry about it. Kind of how I Feel.

Anyway, I have had a lot of questions about when I Will get biopsy results, etc. Honestly, I just want to get through this surgery and heal. I presume I won't know until I meet with my doctor next week, and that is fine with me. I don't foresee thinking much about it while I recover.

I think a big physical/emotional strength for me is being a good sleeper. I always have been. (More like - it is often hard for me to stay awake!) That said, I Was starting to feel anxious last night and expected a night of tossing and turning. Imagine my surprise when I conked out around 9pm and didn't awake until about 5:30am. I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I Saw the clock. Aaaaaaaahhhhhh. Don't think I could have slept better.

Though I am anxious about my surgery, yesterday I left behind a lot of stress at work. I don't have to think about work for a couple of weeks, and since it has been unusually stressful lately, I think that contributed to a really good night sleep.

I've had a few surgeries before so I feel rather zen about it. I could see freaking out a lot more if this was my first time under the knife.


I don't have to be at the hospital for a few hours. Just enough time to take the kids school and to leisurely pack a bag. Then we will go on our way. I am glad I didn't have to leave at dawn, before the kids woke up. Though beyond that would be nice to get it over with I suppose.

I am not sure if I will get to come home today, but I can only hope! I am mentally preparing myself how it is probably best to stay in the hospital if I Feel really crappy. (They said maybe 50/50 I stay over night)? That said, I am very healthy and tend to be able to come home on the sooner end from procedures, so I mostly expect I will be home tonight. Which makes me VERY happy. I can hardly think of anything worse than being stuck in the hospital overnight. If nothing else, I find it impossible to rest in that environment. All I will want is some peace and quiet! Even with two rambunctious boys at home, they sleep soundly about 9 hours a night and go to school 7 hours a day. Plus dh can take care of them and wait on me. Coming home sounds very nice!

No matter what, I should be home soon. Phew!

12 Responses to “Big Day!”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Good luck with your surgery. I've been reading back over your last year of entries trying to get caught up on them. What a tumultuous year or so you've had.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Sending you all our best wishes!

  3. Homebody Says:

    Monkeymama, as a former pathology transcriptionist, it will take up to a week. Are they doing a frozen section during surgery? That way the doctor knows how much tissue to take in case there is cancer. Did I tell you my SIL had this surgery about 10 years ago and she has been fine since. You may have left already, but I am thinking of you today.

  4. SavingsQueen Says:

    Hi there, I am sitting in my office looking through the door at Ann, our long time employee. Ann is about 42 and three years ago she had a cancerous thyroid tumor removed. Her doctor said that if you have to have cancer, this is the best type to have, as generally removing the tumor is a total cure and the cancer almost never returns. As a bonus, since that surgery and going on thyroid meds, Ann has lost about 25 pounds with no extra effort. I just said a prayer for your quick healing and easy recovery. I know this is scary and I don't mean to make light of your situation, but I hope yours works out just as well as Anns did.

  5. patientsaver Says:

    Very best wishes for a speedy recovery and minimal time in the hospital!

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Best wishes from me, also. Hope you can come home tonight!!

  7. PNW Mom Says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  8. scottish girl Says:

    Best wishes from me too!

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    Thinking of you and hoping you are at home and comfortable. Best wishes!

  10. Swimgirl Says:

    Been thinking about you all day!

  11. Petunia 100 Says:

    I hope it goes well, Monkey Mama. I had my thyroid out in January 2007. I had a large tumor, the needle biopsy was inconclusive. It turned out to be benign. I hope that yours is too.

  12. MonkeyMama Says:

    HB - they did do the frozen section but didn't expect conclusive results due to the type of mass it is. As such, he told me it will probably take 4 weeks to get any results. But the good news it was not obviously cancer or spreading, etc.

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