Monday, June 30, 2008

Adrenal Gland Surgery Update

Thank you Dad Bill for updating us on Cheryl's post-operative news:

Just received word about Cheryl through her friend Steve and the news was very good, although pretty sparse so far. According to the doctor, who was not talkative, everything went according to plan and both the growth and the adrenal gland were successfully removed and that he felt it was the best news we could have possibly hoped for. Cheryl is now up in her room and Steve is planning to visit her this evening, although he knows that she will be very groggy and probably out of it so he may or may not have any kind of a further update before tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Canada Day up here, (the equivalent to the US fourth of July) and I will be playing with my band for a parade so will be unable to receive any update until evening; but if there is anything new I will certainly pass it on to you. Just what type of operation was performed is uncertain at this time but the doctor was planning on it being of a minor-invasive type rather than a complete opening of the area and, as he stated that everything went according to plan, we trust that this is what took place. The period of recovery was slated to be much shorter if this is the case and, as a matter of fact, Cheryl will possibly be discharged from the hospital as early as Wednesday or Thursday and then it will be a matter of a few weeks of recuperation before they schedule her for another operation to remove the small spot on her lung which, by the way, does not seem to be of much concern for the lung specialist who feels that it is so small that its removal will be a piece of cake. Funny how we can now feel that lung surgery is kind of anti-climatic after all that she has already faced and gone through.

To be considered good news, I would think!

Melinda

7 comments:

Karen said...

Good news, indeed, by the sound of it. How appropriate that fireworks were lit all over the country in celebration!! :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the update. According to plan is good news. Positive thoughts and prayers are flying her way. :-)

Happy Canada Day! Happy 4th everyone!

Maryann

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update Melinda. Everyone from TLC is wishing Cheryl the best and for an easy recovery.

JaneMP

Bonnie said...

Very good news! Thanks Melinda for the update, and if you talk to her, let her know I'm thinking of her.

Rick said...

Cheryl ... Big Texas Hugs!!<<<<<<<>>>>>>>

Rick

chershaytoute said...

Let's cross our fingers that today or tomorrow we shall hear that Miss Cheryl is going home!! :)

Rich said...

I would agree, good news.