Another sleepless night. Another 4:00am wake-up call. Another early trip to the hospital. Another surgery. And yet, in typical Andrea-style she turned a rough day into another example of her toughness. Going into the day we weren't sure if the doctor would be able to perform the surgery laparoscopically (resulting in a few small incisions) or if she'd have to make a larger, single incision and perform the surgery in a more invasive manner. The concern was that the scar tissue from Andrea's previous stomach surgeries would get in the way of the laparoscopic procedure. Fortunately that was not the case and Andrea was in and out of the operating room within two hours. She recovered slowly but nicely throughout the day and we were able to bring her home at about 4:00 in the afternoon. She's been moving around on her own, resting quite a bit, and gaining strength. Tomorrow, we expect to be up and walking around the block. So that's two cancer-related surgeries down and one to go. The next step on the road to recovery will be her breast augmentation surgery sometime in the October-November timeframe. In the meantime, we'll be making sure that her body recovers and that she continues to regain her strength.
A big thanks to all of you who called, texted, emailed, and came to the hospital to raise Andrea's spirits.