Surgery, take two.

24 Aug

Tomorrow morning, about 8am Eastern, the medical team will attempt surgery on my mother, for the second time, to try and remove as much as possible of the glioblastoma that’s putting so much pressure on her brain.

The pros: she’s a lot stronger than she was two weeks ago, and has been receiving consistently better care around the clock in this hospital than she had for almost two weeks in the previous two hospitals. Also, the neurosurgeon, the cardiologist, and the anesthesiologist who are caring for her are all very positive about the surgery. The anesthesiologist also said he’ll try something slightly different, to try and avoid a repeat of the first time.

The cons: she’s 81 years old, and has spent over five weeks in hospital beds; also, this type of cancer is very aggressive and, by its very nature, it is impossible to remove all the cancerous cells.

Either way, once more, if you would spare some prayers or good thoughts for her, they will be much appreciated.

Updated 2:20pm Eastern: I just received a one-line text from one of my siblings. My mother is out of surgery, and the doctors will tell them more later. For now, it’s more than enough to know she’s still fighting. Thank you, most sincerely, for your good thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for your generosity of spirit.

21 Responses to “Surgery, take two.”

  1. Miss Bates 24/08/2016 at 9:02 PM #

    Praying, of course, for your mom and you and the family.

    • azteclady 25/08/2016 at 10:09 PM #

      Thank you, so much!

      They took her to her room–she didn’t even have to go to intensive care after.

      • Miss Bates 25/08/2016 at 10:52 PM #

        Oh, that IS such good news!! I’m so glad! A speedy, painfree recovery to MamaAztec!

      • azteclady 26/08/2016 at 11:00 AM #

        Thank you, Miss Bates!

        They tell me she was aware and coherent last night and this morning. Now we only wait for the doctors’ report on the surgery, as well as recommended treatment, and prognosis.

  2. Lori 24/08/2016 at 9:38 PM #

    Always in my thoughts and prayers.

    • azteclady 25/08/2016 at 10:09 PM #

      Thank you, Lori!

      I don’t know a lot, but apparently it went very well.

  3. Helen R-S 25/08/2016 at 7:33 AM #

    Sending good thoughts and hoping the surgery goes well!

    • azteclady 25/08/2016 at 10:10 PM #

      Thank you, Helen, it did; from what little I know so far, the neurosurgeon was very pleased.

      • Helen R-S 26/08/2016 at 6:29 AM #

        I’m so pleased to hear that!

      • azteclady 26/08/2016 at 10:58 AM #

        Thank you, Helen, thank you so very much!

  4. bamaclm 25/08/2016 at 9:26 PM #

    Hope all went well. ❤

    • azteclady 25/08/2016 at 10:11 PM #

      Thank you, Carolyn; so far all I know is that it did go very well. I’ll post more when I know more.

  5. Jules Jones 26/08/2016 at 6:10 AM #

    I hope things continue to go well.

  6. heavenlea27 26/08/2016 at 10:57 AM #

    Many prayers and hugs!

    • azteclady 26/08/2016 at 10:58 AM #

      Many hugs back! Thank you, Lea.

      The relief, as you may imagine, is pretty overwhelming.

  7. willaful 26/08/2016 at 12:38 PM #

    I’m happy to hear some good news today and will hope for more of the same.

  8. SuperWendy 28/08/2016 at 11:59 AM #

    I’m ridiculously late in catching up with my blog reading. I’m happy to hear that the surgery went well and that Mom is doing alright. I hope it’s been nothing but happy news since your last update.

    • azteclady 28/08/2016 at 1:23 PM #

      So far, yes, it’s all been good–if not very detailed.

      If she continues to recover as she has so far, she could be released from hospital on Tuesday or Wednesday.

      We still don’t know about what the further treatment might be, but still, all good news.


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