Thursday, January 31, 2013

4th Update

We just received the next update.  They expect it to another 1-2 hours before it is complete.  Dr. Levenback  and Dr. Jhingran (Radiation Oncologist) have completed their part.   Dr. Levenback communicated that this surgery was certainly necessary for life.   Dr. Jhingran chose not to do the internal radiation because of the location and concern about permanent damage to the two primary nerves that go down her legs.  He reported that they were able to see and remove the cancer with clear margins.  Final pathology reports will not be available for 1-2 weeks.  He was very positive about what they have done, and at the same time, very serious about the hard road of recovery ahead.  The greatest concern will be the danger of infection which is very common with this surgery.  Please begin praying specifically about this.  Also pray for her pain management and for her as she recovers from being under anesthetics for 10-12 hours.

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