Days since surgery

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Can you believe still no band...

Well everything went as planned I got to the hospital, went through the ordeal of multiple people trying to get an i.v in. Went to the operating room, woke up in recovery thinking wow so it is done. My mom and sister come in and said something to the effect like I know you are tripping that he couldn't the band and I was like excuse me what do you mean I didnt get the band?
They proceeded to tell me that the surgeon went in and found a hernia (no biggie) and repair that but on my stomach were the lapband would go he found a tumor that had to be removed. Of course when you remove the tumor a small part of the tummy goes too, so he had to suture that up and you cant place the band on top of a suture, so I have to wait a couple of weeks for my tummy to heal and then he can go in and do the band. OMG I just started crying but then I realized it was a blessing if I had never been trying to get the band I wouldn't have known about the growth, he says due to my age and the way the growth look he doubted that it was malignant but test results come back in couple of days. I am not even entertaining the thought that it was anything but benign.
So back to square one, I am extremely disappointed but what am I to do, first the gallbladder and now this, well I am not discouraged, I am determined that the first available date after this heals I'm there. My surgeon says well before the summer is over we will be well acquainted. He is a good guy

8 comments:

Sandy (nursesandy) said...

Oh girl I'm sorry. I agree it is a blessing, but my goodness how frustrating for you. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

shea said...

Wow, so sorry to hear that. I do love the determination in your post. Keep that strength up and continue to see the positive in every obstacle.

1reign said...

Thanks Sandy and Shea for your kind words, still in the hospital feeling pretty good trying to stay positive. Hopefully will find out today about going home and then about rescheduling.

JazzyRayne said...

I am so sorry to hear about that. Youre right when you say that it was a blessing. Everything happens for a reason. So keep a positive mind set... focus on the bigger picture.. and push forward. You will be banded, and healthier than ever!

Joey said...

Wow. You poor thing! Hang in there, it will be worth it in the end.

karen said...

I'm sorry you didn't get you're surgery - but what an absolute blessing that you chose to have lapband surgery and it provided the opportunity for them to find and remove the tumor. I hope your healing progresses rapidly.
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karen said...

I was reading your profile and just have to comment on your profile pic - You have the most radiant complexiona and a beautiful smile. I kill kill to have skin that look that good

Veronica said...

oh, so sorry to hear that. definitely a blessing in disguise. before you know it you will be BANDED....and it will ALL be worth it!

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