Tumor OUT

Well, I did it. With the help of my family and friends, I made it into and out of surgery for the removal of my lipoma (fatty tumor) that's been growing on the back of my head. (eeeewwwww.....)

I was very nervous. I had a ton of anxiety over it. I barely slept for the two nights before hand. I kept thinking of ways to get out of it. But thanks to Tracy who drove up on Thursday night so she could watch the kids Friday; I was at the operating center by 6:00 am Friday morning.  

And everything went pretty smoothly. The tumor was a nasty thing -- and it had tentacles. Seven. (eeeewwwwww.....) Ironically that was one of my nightmares ---that there were tentacles growing down and into my brain, etc. But it's all been shipped off to THE LAB.

The worst part of my waking up --- I couldn't see! There were scratches on my corneas!! FYI: taping eyelids shut is a common practice to keep your eyes moist during an operation. No one really offered up an explanation on exactly how the scratches occurred. It just plain old sucked Instead of having head pain, my eyes were killing me. It felt like someone had thrown sand in them. And they were super sensitive to light.  

It's been over 48 hours and my eyes are almost back to normal. I still feel tired and a little light headed at times.   But it's back in the Mommy saddle tomorrow. Brian has been wonderful ---- kids have pretty much been cared for by him. And I've tried to take as much time to rest as possible.

And guess what? I can't stand the taste of Coke now!! Can  you believe it?

Ha! Just kidding --- it wasn't the tumor. Darn.