Hola, Friends and Neighbors !
Here's brief summary of what happened. . . .I did graduate earlier in the month but by that time the "stuff I told you about had made more progress" and so I didn't walk for much of graduation. . .my Man pushed my chair about. . .careful not to catch the copious academic hood in the wheels. That'd been a sight to be seen.
A couple days after I was really sick and ready for a run-thru them Pearly Gates. No running. . . crawlin' was more like it. Then on the 13th - one week ago today - yeah yeah Happy Anniversary! -- at 8:30 I made my entrance under the lights with a cast of thousands. . .the surgery began. . . it ended nine hours later at 5:30. I checked into my room in the hospital towards 10PM. They tell me the hours in recovery were quite the show with me thinking I was competing with Justin Biebs. . . .ho ho ho. Not on yer life.
I was discharged from the hospital the following morning and went home to my very owb bed-away-from-home at Gram's. . .Where Mom and Dad, the Man and I were camping out. Gawd, I was tired and sore wicked all over.
Contrary to all expectations with this disease there is no malignancy. THANKS be to GOD. I lost a sizeable tumor in my right cheek (face, face. . .) and a large infection.
While neatly done, the scars aka cut-lines are rather prominent. . . .left without hiding covers and bandaids to leave the areas exposed to God's Healing AIR. . . . and healing they are. With your free hand trace an incision from top of your right ear, closely down the front side of the ear, then along the underside of the right jaw. That = main working center. Lower part of my throat a three inch incision closed up with SuperGlue. . .I kid you NOT! Yepper. . .glue. You all heard about the surgeon who closed up an aneurysm in a babies brain with SUperGlue and a hand made instrument. . . . Baby is doing fine. . . .so am I.
My surgeon called yesterday to tell me the final conclusive report from pathology was officially for real NO CANCER. . .anywhere. . . free. . .clean. . .awesome. I am feeling better every day. . . Oh that facial nerve. . .well it responded slightly to stimulation but not enough to do anything. . . so the right face paralysis is still part of my Sticcckkktt.
That's be next. . . . .maybe. . . .
Yesterday I basked in the GLOW of a new lease on life and official confirmation of the non-malignant status of the tumor and stuff. I sleep a lot. . .not into food much. . .but definitely into Gratitude! Oh, and pain free. . . after the surgery the only soreness was from the large breathing tube shoved down my throat during the whole performance. . used to hurt when swallowing. As for the inert facial nerves. . ..well, one step at a time!
Be seein' All Y'ALL around The Dunes. . .