It’s 4:30–the time my head starts telling me to get up and write my blog post. Frankly, after the past couple of days, I still don’t have much to write about. For those who know and are interested, Mom came out of the surgery just fine.
Several years ago, she had breast cancer and opted for a double-mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Well, last year, she developed an infection around the right implant, and since it was one of what turned out to be five things wrong with her, her symptoms kept getting misdiagnosed. Finally the infection caused an abscess, which focused attention on the implant and the necessity of getting that darned thing out of there. Recovery was slow and miserable. The wound itself took several months to heal.
Then, in November 2011, her left side began giving her trouble, and she was afraid she’d be going through last year’s mess all over again. She certainly didn’t want to wreck the holidays with another surgery, but didn’t want another abscess, either. We hit it with a double round of Leviquin, a high-powered antibiotic, to get her safely into the new year and to yesterday’s appointment with the surgeon.
Praise God!!!–no infection and no problem! The surgeon slipped the implant out, checked for infection, and sewed up her tiny incision. The entire surgery took under an hour, and I brought Mom home soon after. The doctor did take a culture to send off and check for cancer, but we’re believing her to be cancer-free, just as her oncologist declared a couple of years ago.
So, I’m happy to say she’s doing great. I’ll be with her a bit longer, but it’ll be fun this time and not as filled with worry. Mom’s not just a cancer-survivor, she’s an implant-survivor!
Maybe Monday I’ll have a good, mind-challenging, informative post for you, but today, just celebrate with us, okay?
Peppermint Hugs and Candy Cane Kisses!