View Full Version : Mom update-lung cancer surgery

06-26-2008, 08:53 AM
Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts. I truly believe they made a difference. My Mom came through the lung cancer surgery really well. The frozen sections they did of the lymph nodes and other lung tissue while she was on the operating table showed that the cancer has not spread. Final more extensive pathology is being completed and we will know for sure on July 10.
The doctor was able to do the lobectomy removing the upper lobe of her left lung, leaving the lower lobe. He placed a port in case she has to have chemotherapy in the future which is likely since the tumor was larger than expected--we were expecting golf ball size--it turned out to be tennis ball size. However, she tolerated surgery extremely well--in fact her oxygen levels are better now (98%) than before surgery (94%) and she is less fatigued. She had to spend three days in intensive care and had to have 2 units of blood because of anemia. She did so well that she came home on Friday afternoon after having surgery on Monday! (I wish I was as tough as she is!) She has five incisions and is very sore but is quite mobile considering her other limitations (PAD, diabetes, etc.)
We are all so thankful for the kindness and consideration everyone has shown us. We still have a long road to go but at least now she has a fighting chance. That's all we have asked for.
Thank you all again. I :heart: love:heart: ya!

06-26-2008, 09:27 AM
So glad that she's doing alright. Please keep us updated on her condition. I will keep her in my thoughts.

06-26-2008, 10:12 AM
I'm glad things are looking good for her. :hug:

06-26-2008, 10:30 AM
That's wonderful news. Sounds like she is a fighter. That is what it takes to beat cancer. :muah:

06-26-2008, 10:34 AM
oh thats great news that she did so well.

one tough lady


06-26-2008, 03:41 PM
That is such good news Purlygirl. I know it is a long road ahead but keep thinking positive hun:)

06-26-2008, 03:42 PM
That's wonderful news, I hope things continue to go well!

sue in canada
06-26-2008, 03:43 PM
Glad to hear that the surgery went well. Sending more positive thought to both of you.

06-29-2008, 07:20 PM
Glad your mother is doing well and recovering at home. Lots of good thoughts coming your way

06-29-2008, 09:25 PM
Wonderful news...I'll keep her in my prayers for continued healing and health. Thanks for updating! :muah:

06-30-2008, 07:34 AM
I'm happy to hear she's doing well. I know how worried you were.

07-01-2008, 10:12 AM
:heart::heart::heart::heart: to you and your mom

07-02-2008, 05:56 PM
Great to hear surgery went well. Will continue to send you, your mom & family good thoughts and speedy healing prayers.

07-03-2008, 03:04 PM
Prayers for you and your Mom and family! :muah:

Love and support from her family go a long ways in helping her recovery! She definitely has that advantage!!! :heart:

Many folks achieve a full recovery these days! Your Mom will, too! :thumbsup: