Thursday, January 4, 2007
Post-op update from Dad
The doctor called me at 4:30 pm this afternoon to inform me that Cheryl has come through the operation in fine shape and that the operation went very well. Unfortunately the tumor proved to be abscessed and perforated, which was not the news we were hoping for as it does give the cells a greater chance to spread than if it had been fully contained. The doctor did stress that from what could be seen there is no indication of any such spreading, but it does mean that chemotherapy will be necessary and will begin in about a month's time and will continue for about six months. This is about all I can report for now but I am sure that we will receive more detailed information during the next few days. Cheryl is resting in the recovery room and will probably be there for the night, so there is no chance of her receiving visitors or phone calls until at least tomorrow.