My mom made it through the surgery. A lot happened that had my nerves go up and down but the most important thing is she got through the surgery.
They started around 6pm and ended around midnight. In total, they removed 60 tumors/ cancerous lymph nodes. The surgeon said that her PAP was steady due to the precautions they put in place to keep the pressure as low as possible while she was under anesthesia. She is currently incubated and will hopefully be up in a few hours.
I just want to thank you all for the warm messages and prayers. It means a lot to my family and I. @avonmex | @bewitchingserpent for everything you did for me these past 3 weeks. I don’t think anyone understands how far you went to keep me sane during this time. Not even you strangely enough. But thank you for being an amazing best friend to me.
To everyone who sent me music, calming videos, and relaxation techniques thank you as well. Everyone of you has truly touched my heart.
Before I end this I wanna share a little thing. Regarding my mom. So. Around 1:45 am after the surgery we got a chance to see her (still incubated). Just a small visit and to talk with her nurses about everything the surgeon didn’t cover with us.
Like always my mom leaves an impression wherever she goes. This one nurse came up to me, a very nice gentlemen and says to me, “you must be the daughter. I know a lot about you, a lot about your family.” I smile cause I’ve heard this so many times before cause again my mom leaves a strong impression. “She was an absolute delight getting to know. I have never encountered a patient like her in all the years I’ve worked. So thank you for allowing us to take care of her. I spent the entire shift conversing with her. I will never forget her.” These words are not the first and thankfully won’t be the last I’ll hear in regards to my mother.
She is an amazing woman. People love her because she is just, someone you can’t help caring for as the other nurses put it. There was a lot of talking. He even said I was definitely her daughter which made me feel warm inside because I always try (try being the key word) to strive for that. She has always been my hero. Someone who I wanna be more and more like. Cause someone with that kind of heart inspires you to be the best you you can be, again..leaves an impression.
I love my mom so much and am so happy we got through this ordeal. I can’t wait to hold her and smile with her and laugh. So again thank you all for wishing her well and sending love and prayers. It truly has touched my heart.