Nancy B Posted July 15, 2006 Share Posted July 15, 2006 Hey you guys, I'm home. Thanks to all of you for the thoughts and prayers. I thought of you all constantly. They went in the same incision as the last two times and got far enough to figure out it is small cell. They did a roter rooter job on me (cleaned out scar tissue) and closed me up. Feels like they stuck a blender in there. It is just as painful as if they had actually removed something meaningful. I didn't get the chest tubes, the Foley or the iv lines in my neck out until yesterday. I kept getting all tied up in all the wires. They turned off the epidural yesterday am to see if I could tolerate the pain and then removed it last night. I will make an appointment with my oncologist on Monday to see when we start chemo and he may overlap with radiation. The small cell has already gone to another place in the lung, but nothing else lites up on the recent PET. My Mom, a sweetheart, flew out from Florida on Sunday, went to the hospital on Monday with me and didn't leave until we came home today. She slept in a recliner chair that didn't recline. Well, it would for about a minute and then would pop back up. Never a word of complaint and all the nurses just loved her. Couldn't have made it without her. I can't drive as long as I am on Vicodin but do hope to be back to work in 2 weeks. I really feel pretty good as long as I stay ahead of the pain. I have so much to catch up on here on the board. Hope you all have been well. I will check in again real soon. Love and hugs to you all, Nancy B Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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