Updated: May 5, 2019
Thankyou to all of you who have been patiently waiting for news. I am now home after what the surgeon felt was a very successful surgery. Family (George, Hannah and Lara) and friends were amazing, surrounding and holding the space so beautifully while I faded in and out, struggling to avoid opiods. The surgeon was able to get all visible signs of cancer, removing both ovaries, uterus, omentum, a colon resection and a few touch ups along the way. When I write that, I feel it, and realize again, that this will be slow and steady. A bit has been rearranged in my body. Last night I slept on my side for the second time (happiness). And today is the first day I would say I spent more hours awake than asleep (slightly). George and I took a longer walk outside than yesterday, and we are making it a little longer each day... We passed a rosebush that struck us both as bold and beautiful and deserving of pause... so red this late in the season.
My post surgical followup visit is next Thursday, and I wait for results of genetic testing in the meantime, which could make a big difference in next steps.
More to come. Back to sleep.
Love to each of you.