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My friend Kim is having laproscopic surgery today. She has a (non-cancerous) cyst the size of a baseball on her ovary. The doctor warned her that he may have to take everything (hysterectomy)... She's really afraid of that happening.

I'm taking quite a bit of heat from her family because I'm scheduled to work this morning, and can't get off (there IS simply NOBODY else to take the shift, and we really NEED the money anyway). Kim goes in at 7:30, surgery is 10ish, and I'm stuck there until 2..... This ain't gonna be a very fun day.
 

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Mik:
Our thoughts and prayers are with her.
Just remember that the procedure doesn't matter. Its the outcome that means everything. No matter what they have to do, being returned healthy to her family and friends is what matters most. I know from an almost identical family experience.
Take care and God Bless.:)
 

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My thoughts and prayers are with you both as well. Don't feel alone... a few Mondays back, my wife also had outpatient surgery, and I took the day off to drive her to the hospital and drive her home. I intended to take off Tuesday as well so I could be home with her in case she needed me. However, that Tuesday was the day of our network meltdown at work, and I was called in at 8:30. Didn't get out of there until after six that evening. Luckily, Cathy was okay and didn't need my assistance. I felt crappy about it anyway.

All turned out well, thank God. I know how you feel.
 

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Mik,
Work harder so your mind isn't on things. Know that they will do what they need to get her back to you as safe and sound as possible. You are where you need to be.

Chas
 

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That sounds like a fibroid which is a common ailment in women during or following menopause. Penny was diagnosed with one about the size of a baseball. When they operated they found it was a large bell shaped fibroid and they were viewing the smaller portion, the top of the bell.

It may be a blessing that you won’t be there right away. Penny was so weak following the operation it was scary. This was the only time she was ever been seriously ill. She kept falling asleep during my first visit after the operation.

The next day however she was back to her normal self and called me early in the morning. By day two she was complaining about the hospital food. On day three she had me sneak her in some KD. I can’t stand the stuff but it seems to be a comfort food to her. The next evening she threatened to walk out. They nurses teased her that she had to stay for dinner, but as she was able to walk the doctor soon released her to my care.

There was supposed to be a long convalescent period, but this girl was born to shop and was in the malls buying new clothes by the end of the week. She had gone from size 12 to 14 clothes back to her usual size 8 to 10 so a new wardrobe was in order. Despite her rapid recovery she took the allotted time off work to enjoy the summer.
 

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Allen,
Kim will be in our thoughts and prayers today. The surgery should be over by the time I am writing this, so the prayers will be for a rapid and complete recovery.

It probably won't make you feel any better today, but on the day our daughter was born[5:52AM], at 0630hrs, I got the call to go deal with a rupture of a 6in military pipeline that was spewing diesel into a creek. Nine hours later, I met and held my daughter for the first time. My mother-in-law wasn't totally understanding, and I was certainly dissappointed, but all turned out OK in the end.

JimC.
 

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Thanks for the support. They took out 2 cysts, a few lesions, and some scar tissue...and left everything important.

Got her home about half an hour ago and sent her to bed with a Vicodin. At the moment she's complaining she's HUNGRY, which I take as a good sign. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wow.gif
 

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I'd be hungry too, if I'd had the lunch they gave her. Onion soup and that funky chicken roll/loaf deli sandwich (you know, the slimy white stuff that's something like 90% congealed grease and salt but STILL has NO flavor...) /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sick.gif" border=0>

For some reason she sent THAT crap back. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif" border=0>

Then again she ate maybe 2 bites tonight, complained she was cold, crawled under the covers and fell asleep. We'll see how many times she wakes me in the night.

The truly scary part of the day was my ex showing up with flowers for Kim, and absolutely nothing nasty to say for a change. (any bets on how long THAT lasts?)
 

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Glad to hear that all went as well as can be expected. The desire to eat is a good thing I would think, will keep you both in our prayers.
 

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Hi Mik
Glad to hear things came out best could be expected, sent you a PM. Later Vic
 

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Hey Allen,
I didn't get to the thread in time for the before prayers, but at least it's never too late for the recovery prayers.

Take care,
Matt
 

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Allen, I hadn't been on the forum for a couple of days, so this is the first that I'd heard...I'll pray for a speedy and complete recovery!
SandyR
 
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