Thursday, September 9, 2010

Surgery update

This is Ryan...I'm going to try to update Penny's blog.

It's been a long day but surgery went well.  She was in the O.R. from 9:45 until 3:30.  She's in a great deal of pain but in good spirits and dealing with things in her usual positive and humorous sort of way.

The procedures both went as planned however they had a positive test on her Sentinel Lymph Node..meaning the cancer had begun to spread.  In her words "That stinks."  As a result they removed all the surrounding nodes and sent them in for further testing.  The results of those tests will determine whether or not she will need radiation treatments.  We are hopeful those tests will come back negative.  The tumor itself was 4cm (golf ball) in size. 

The game plan is for her to come home tomorrow.  I can see it's going to be a rough few days, which is all the further I can look ahead at this point.  One day at a time. :-)

We want to thank everyone for the prayers and words and letters of support.  It really means a lot to her.   --Ryan


house88 said...

Prayers continue to go up and I'm here anyway you need me...

Tammy said...

Praying for all of you.

Coach Maria said...

You are all in my heart and in my thoughts and in my prayers. My love to you all.

Michele said...

Thank you for the update Ryan. I've been praying for Penny and that things went well. I'm amazed at how strong and positive Penny has been through all of this - She is such an inspiration to many of us. Please tell her we're all thinking of her and we hope she feels better soon. If you need anything please ask. Thoughts, prayers and love! Michele

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Penny. I'm glad that is all over.
Take care.

Meg said...

Ryan - thanks for working to keep everyone posted while Penny works on recovering. Sending love and prayers for healing to you all.

Shelley Lee said...

Continuing to think of you and pray for a quick recovery and good test results. I'll call this weekend sometime again to see when you are up for a visitor or laundry helper! Love you! Shelley

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