Saturday, November 03, 2018

Quick summary

The surgery was to be about 2 hours but ended up being more like 4.  The "cyst" wasn't totally fluid filled and being so large he had a problem removing it - had to cut it into pieces.  But it was all totally laparoscopic so I have three inch to an inch and a half incisions.

He found some "suspicious" tissue, but the frozen sections found no malignancies - at all.  He said there were benign fibroids in the uterus - but I knew that from the time before menopause!

I have no pain.  I am sore - as would be expected even from a wound.  Recovery has been very easy with "body functions" finally becoming normal once again.  I see him again on Tuesday and fully expect to get a release to do all normal things - like driving.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


In hospital.  Recuperating.  It was all laparoscopic and from what I can remember - no cancer.

More  later

Saturday, October 27, 2018

All set

So I am definitely scheduled for Tuesday.  Had my "informed consent" appointment and got the prescriptions for pain after, did all the pre-op, including paying.  Now I just have to be there.

I was hoping this was really outpatient, but I will be kept for 23 hours.  This is going to be cyst draining and removal AND a supracervical hysterectomy.  He is hoping it will all be laparoscopic and so am I.  I don't want (to use the doc's words) to be cut from stem to stern. 

So we will see.  And he keeps saying he doesn't believe there is cancer involved.  At most possible pre-cancerous. 

I will check in later!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

It's official - almost

Katie will be a Red Fox next year.

They called me this morning because they couldn't contain themselves.  They couldn't wait until they got back.  She got the scholarship and will be attending Marist in the fall.

She sounded gleeful.  I asked how she liked visiting with the professors, and she was quite impressed with the Dean of Chemistry and Biology - her majors.

Still - I'm gonna miss that girl!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Addendum to HOCO picts

I didn't have this picture when I posted those from the night of HOCO.  The couple she is standing with is her aunt and uncle (my son and DIL).

She wanted my daughter to dress up for pictures that night, but my daughter is with the booster club, therefore, WORKING the game.  She was not going to "dress-up" since she wouldn't be walking the field to present Katie.

She is in New York as I write this (in fact the entire family went) on her recruiting trip to Marist College.  As it turns out, their plans to tour Manhatten first changed because they want Katie to meet the professors today.  Touring Manhattan - and the 9/11 Memorial was the way they got brother to go on the trip.  And if Reagan isn't happy - no one is happy!  I don't know how this is going to go for the others, but Katie has already stated she wants to be a Red Fox - so I guess this is her future for the next 4-8 years (depending if she still wants to go to Med School or not).

So here are mom and dad

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


So surgery is set for October 30.  That is not going to be a good time for G because he WAS wanting to head to the SSB for opening weekend.  BUT had we not spent a week there this at Columbus Day, I had an appointment with the GYN and this could have been done probably this week.

I am relieved it is set and nervous all at the same time.  But this IS progress.

Monday, October 15, 2018


Well, she didn't make HOCO queen.  EVERYONE thought she would.  Obviously the family.  Her friends.  The school faculty.  BUT she talked to be the afternoon of the game.

She told me that three of the girls were sticking to the rules closely.  They were handing out candy and the like for publicity, but one of the girls (one who was barely allowed to run) was using cupcakes to solicit votes.  She would make the kids show their phones (apparently that was the way they could vote - but I don't know) that they had voted for her, then she would give them a cupcake.

This girl also knew she was wrong because after she was crowned at halftime, she took the offense - that she didn't do anything wrong and the other three were cheating too.  You know how that goes - the best defense is a good offense.

Katie was the first one presented on the field.  When they read off all her accomplishments during her high school career - it took a long time.  All the others (boys and girls) had to have their accomplishments read very slowly - everyone noticed that.  She has been academic and athletic All American for three years - she is in three different honor societies.  She is quite a young woman.  And absolutely I am a very biased grandmother, but I also have been around young people all my life as a teacher in secondary school.  She is a great kid!

She has picked up and is looking forward to the swim and water polo seasons.  She is making her college recruiting trips.  This weekend she will be at Marist in New York where they will probably offer her a scholarship.

So this was her before the game
Katie with my son and DIL