Tuesday, November 18, 2008

first post-op follow up...

dr. jeffrey wanted trish to come in yesterday afternoon, so she could take a look at how things are going. so we pointed the car towards the cancer center yesterday, and trish, ria and myself arrived about 10 minutes later..

it didn't take long for dr. jeffrey to see how well trish is doing. in fact, i think she was able to tell just by the glow of trish's face.

after a quick look, dr. jeffrey was thrilled with trish's progress, and thought she was doing really great.

the bandages are clean, the stitches are good, trish is healing well and the drains should be out by monday, possibly even by friday...

she walked trish through some arm exercises she wants her perform, but more importantly she proved to trish that she doesn't need to be scared about moving her arm. dr. jeffrey had trish put her hands behind her back, bend over and swing her arm in a circle, shoulder shrugs, lift her arms up, touch her shoulders, etc... trish was able to do it all without any problems, and im glad dr. jeffrey showed trish she doesn't have to worry about any range of motion, or be concerned with ripping her stitches or drains out.

not all the pathology reports are back yet, but the results so far indicate no presence of cancer cells in the tissue that was removed.

this is good news, but not the final news..
so we will wait until the complete pathology report is back before we get too excited.
we learned early on not to get too high on the good news or low on the bad news.. stay in the middle and it makes the emotional roller coaster easier to handle.

trish is still sore, but thats a given. yesterday she went shopping with her sister, and she continues to do little walks around the neighborhood and around the house. she isn't over doing it, but she is keeping herself moving and keeping herself healing..

she is doing really well, and looks forward to her healing touch session tonight.


mamafish said...

I am so happy to hear the post surgery is coming along so well. You are Super Woman! Every step appears to be so easy for you to overcome and move forward-and away from cancer's hold. YEA Trish! You rock!

Anonymous said...

Hey Trish - I'm so glad to hear you're healing so well and doing great! I wanted to come bye tonight to see you, but since you have Healing Touch, it looks like it will be tomorrow night instead. Hopefully you'll be around? You've been on my mind a lot the past few days since your surgery, so I'm thrilled you are doing so well. I'm amazed! I will talk to you soon. Love ya! Mon

Anonymous said...

Hello Trish,
You are an amazing woman! I am so happy to know that you are doing well. Miss you, and sending you hugs from Rocklin! :)

Anonymous said...


I have never written you before, but I have been watching your story unfold for a little while now. Tonight I really felt compelled to write to let you know that you are such an inspiration. I have invested quite a bit of emotion with the reading of each new entry posted by your loving husband Oak. I was about 16 weeks pregnant when I first read about your story in a little ad about the Chevy's event posted in the Palo Alto Daily. Since then, I have been glued to these pages, holding my breath with each update and admiring all of the love and support that seems to flow from all who know you. You are a courageous, strong, beautiful person. I am happy to see that are signs are pointing to your ability to return to some sense of normalcy. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Kristy (familyfrey@sbcglobal.net)

Anonymous said...

It al sounds so wonderful.... I am so happy, Trisha.
Love you and praying for wonderful path. reports.

Anonymous said...

Hi Trish & Oak,
Glad to hear Trish is doing so well! Lots to be thankful for this upcoming holiday! Sending lots of hugs and positive thoughts!:-)
the Hairston Family

Anonymous said...

I am excited, Yeah no Cancer!!!!!!!!!!! You are amazing Trish! (you to Oak) Cath

Anonymous said...

Hey Trish- so glad to hear things went well. My mom's treatment is following shortly behind yours...and it sounds like the same path, basically. Her surgery will be in Feb/March i estimate. But your blog is so helpful and reassuring for me. Oak sounds like a great guy and i am so glad you have such a good support system. I wish you the best, keep healing and blogging! Take Care.