Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Verdict Is In

I just came from the doctors office and I have to have surgery. We discussed it and I am ok with it. I was driving home and the assistant called and asked if the 23rd was ok but that the neurosurgeon would operate and have to leave town after that and I would have to deal with the associate. I was ok with that but then she also told me the 16th is open with the nose surgeon but that he would be in surgery all day and have to do mine at night. She hasn't talked to the neurosurgeon about the 16th.
I have to have more blood work done and I think an EKG. I am not sure. The doctor said I can be in the hospital from 3 to 6 days. He said he will try to get all of the tumor but if part of it is to dangerous on certain parts of my brain he will take half of it and wait for the other half to fall and I will have to have surgery again at a later date.
Well, take care everyone and I will update when I know more.

13 comments:

Sybil said...

Dear Dutch,
I am sorry that it has come to the point of having to have an operation..however the quicker things can be done the better. You are im my prayers.
Sybil

garnett109 said...

Your in our prayers friend

Hollie said...

So sorry. I will keep you in my prayers.

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

I'm hoping and praying with positive thoughts that this surgery will be a success and no further operations will be needed. Take care of you,
Katie

Sugar said...

keeping you in my prayers.

Julie said...

What a decision. I am keeping you in my prayers and let us know which date they decide. If you let us know the hospital we can send you emails and they deliver them to your room. Take it easy I hope the headaches are better.

Tracy said...

sorry you have to have an operation! i truley hope everything works out for you. hugs

Kathy said...

I sent you an email before I read this Dutch. I am sorry that you have to have surgery but I guess that is the quickest way to resolve this so maybe it's a good thing. I am praying for you and will continue to.

Michelle said...

I'm sorry you need surgery Dutch.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Love,

Michelle

Ericanbiloxi said...

I am praying for you and the surgeon and staff that will be taking care of you....

Arlene (AJ) said...

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers...glad you can get in early and have this operation versus having to wait.

Missie said...

My son had brain surgery and yes, it's pretty scary! You'll do fine though! You're a strong woman and you'll be in all our prayers!!

Tabby said...

Hi Dutch,

Sorry for taking so long to comment I have been busy. I am sorry to hear you have to have surgery but it will be over before you know it. How have you been feeling though, are the headache's gone? You are always in my prayers.
Hugs!
Tabby