Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Update on SIL#3

I called SIL#3 today. She said the surgery went well yesterday. They took out several more lymph nodes and her surgeon said that at first glance he thinks they're going to be fine. The results will be in tomorrow so please pray that there are no further cancer cells.

She said she's feeling okay. The pain is manageable but she keeps getting hit with crying fits. She'll be thinking positive one moment and then just start crying. She's got a big challenge ahead of her and is understandably overwhelmed.

My nephew, who is old enough to know what's going on, is scared. SIL#3 is doing her best to put him at ease but it's not like she can promise him that everything will be fine. Thankfully they've got people offering support and a helping hand. Cancer does bring out the worst and best in people.

She'll be staying one more night in the hospital and then going home tomorrow. She has two drains and won't be returning to work until they are removed.

As for me, I called my shrink yesterday and scheduled an appt. Better to get mad and scream at her than an innocent bystander.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your SIL. I hope she is doing well now and continues to do so. She will be in my thoughts