mamasbabygirl Posted December 31, 2005 Share Posted December 31, 2005 OK, where to begin? Well, mom is now having brain surgery to remove the necrosis on January 9th. The pulmonologist explained the risks of anesthethia with us. She has never been under and her lung capacity is compromised. She was not eligible for HBO because of her diminished lung function, but surgery is doable apparently. The necrosis is causing a very poor quality of life for her. She is willing to take the risk and I support her in that decision. We have talked about how we're both afraid, but I feel postive about it. Sometimes I do, sometimes not. I have not found one single article online about removing radiation necrosis via surgery and that worries me. I do not want her to be a guinea pig. I need to ask the Doc lots of questions Tuesday at her pre-op appt. Any others? What is the expectation for her recovery? Timeframes, therapy, weaning from the ventilator. Should she stop Lovenox pre-surgery? Help me think!!! Right now, I am focusing on someone else's profile that says "When prayers go up, blessings come down." Love to all and a very happy new year to each and every one of us. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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