Ok… so we got through the surgery! Phew! Now we’re back in the waiting game to hear the results of the biopsy! The surgeon told me that the biopsy only determines what kind of treatment Patty will need for the remainder of the fight. Let’s just pray that other than the one lymph node we know of that had cancer cells, the others are clear. That would make the treatment phase for Patty much easier. As Patty said last night: “Either way, it is what it is and I just have to deal with whatever treatment they want me to have!” Patty really has a good positive attitude which is so important right now. Like I’ve said so many times before in this blog, she’s still terrified, but she’s also ready to fight.
Patty only spent one night in the hospital and came home on Friday afternoon. She was in quite a bit of pain Friday night going in to Saturday morning. Needless to say, we had a long night. But it was still good to have her home! Then Saturday afternoon rolled around and suddenly she got her color back and it was very obvious that she had turned the corner! Since then, she’s been getting better and stronger every day! She even had part of a cocktail last night which definitely tells me she’ s on the mend! I think one thing that has really helped in her recovery is the fact that she’s an avid Jazzerciser! She Jazzercises at least 4 times a week (must be nice to be retired!). She in really good shape!
Patty’s sister, Kathy, came out from Prescott, Az, to give us a hand this week! She’s been such a huge help! “Alone time” has not been a good time for Patty. This is when her mind wonders and she get’s scared. Kathy is keeping her busy, and in doing so, she’s keeping those “demon’s” at bay!!! Thanks Kathy!
So… Patty’s next doctor’s appointment is Monday, 8/9, sometime in the afternoon. Hopefully we get good news!