Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Surgery ='s Success!

My baby taking care of me.

Hooray! Surgery is over with! I arrived at Vanderbilt this morning at 5:30. My surgery started around 7:30 and ended at 9:40. The outcome was better than expected! The amnuersal bone cyst that they thought was inside my hip bone was actually a type of tumor. And let me shout to the heavens for you that this tumor was BENIGN! Some of you might be thinking, "why is a tumor better than a cyst"? Well, this particular tumor will NOT come back as opposed to the cyst that had a 30% chance of coming back, which could mean more surgeries. No thank you. The tumor was larger than they thought. When removed my surgeon could stick her entire finger in it. Gross! They got to fill the hole with donor bone graph. This is a blessing because I will heal faster and it will make things much less complicated when Ryan and I decide to start a family. All the doctors and the nurses have been wonderful except for "nurse Hatchet" and I only had to put up with her for a few hours. I'm not in too much pain, just a little sore, but overall feeling really well. Praise the Lord. Mom says "praise the pain pills". Ha! She's so funny. Ryan is doing well too and of course has been wonderful. He tried to sneak into the pre-op room and got busted. There goes his career in crime. :) I'm sorry to disappoint some of you, but I didn't do anything crazy being on the drugs. However, I did ask someone to sing for me? Not sure where that came from. Some friends that came to visit kept laughing at me and I'm not really sure why, because I was making total sense in my head! Some other great news is that I get to go home in the morning! Yippee! I can't wait to get to my home, my own bed, and my Christmas tree. Ryan took off work until Friday and his mom will be there to help as well.
For all of you who have been keeping up with my blog/facebook I really appreciate it. I have saved all of your encouraging e-mails, prayers, and verses. I have read them numerous times throughout the day pre and post surgery. You all have blessed both Ryan and I so much. If there's anything we can ever do for you please let us know. I would love to return the favor. It's been humbling to be prayed for by people I barely know, close friends, prayer groups, and prayer groups of people I don't even know! One favor I can return...I pray that you all have people in your lives that love you as you all have loved me and my family. Please continue to pray that I will have a restful/painless night. And pray for Ryan as he gets to sleep in a plastic chair or me since it squeaks really loud every time he moves. Ha! He's so darn cute.

Umm yeah...I did NOT eat the hospital food!!! A shout out to my good friend Les who brought me food AND a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Oh and Ingrid who brought me some chocolate!

But guess who did...

One of my sweet friends who came and visited me. She brought me lots of reading material as you can see.

post signature


  1. I'm so thankful it was the favorable kind of benign tumor and that they were able to fill it! I've been thinking about you and Ryan the last few days and am praying for a quick recovery! Glad you have a sweet hubby to take care of you. I know I always appreciate mine when I'm sick. :)

  2. Hope you are feeling better! Praying for you!