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Monday, October 13, 2008

Taking a Break!!

I am having outpatient surgery Wednesday under general anesthesia to remove what is believed to be a lipoma which is benign, but there is a very slight chance that it will be something that is malignant. They won’t know until it is taken out and tested.


According to the MayoClinc website, “a lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty tumor situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You could have several that persist for years. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected in middle age.”

Did they say middle age? I am not middle age…wait how old is that…oh, maybe I am. I digress and I warned you remember! The tumor is a bit large and deep, so it may be involved in my nerves and vascular system. It could take 15 minutes to a little over an hour. I like my surgeon and my physician of 18 years will be the admitting physician at the hospital where I have had four of my six surgeries which were mostly sinus related. So, I’m feeling good about who and the place.

I am feeling strangely peaceful about this which is not my normal style. I have been feeling this way since I saw the surgeon. I know some has to do with my faith in God, my husband and my support system. Also, that it most likely just needs to be removed. I’m not sure when I’ll be posting again it depends on how I recover and stop needing pain medications. If I’m up to it, I may read and post comments for which I am not responsible for anything I say due to the narcotic prescribed medications.

I will be back soon with a little less fat under my arm. :-)

22 comments:

Nicole Hiltibran, M.A., LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist said...

If you haven't attempted EMDR treatment yet, you may want to consider reasearching it. God bless :)

Border Life said...

Good luck! <3 BL

svasti said...

CC, I wish you the very best of luck and I am sending thoughts and prayers for an uncomplicated surgery, benign prognosis and a swift recovery.

You deserve it! :)

la said...

Hope all goes well x

Anonymous Drifter said...

Best of luck with your surgery. Hope all goes well.

Ash said...

Everything will go perfectly! You'll be in my thoughts!!!

Wandering Coyote said...

Good luck on Wednesday, CC. I hope you heal fast!

Immi said...

Good luck CC. Postive vibes and energy coming your way. :)

Bradley said...

I'll join in with the goodlucks and hope for a speedy recovery. I for one will be looking forward to seeing you get back and writing soon.

Tamara said...

Best of luck that it only takes 15 minutes and is no big deal! Look forward to hearing from you when you return. I love the "ICU" picture. I am going to steal it and send to a friend of mine who has been going through several surgeries - if you don't mind.

Hugs,
Tamara

jeff said...

prayers cc

Mike Golch said...

good luck and a speedy recovery,you are in my prayers.My friend.

Hopeful Happiness said...

I loooove the picture you added to this blog, it's too funny haha! Good luck with your operation, I hope you recover quickly. I'm sending possitive waves your way!!

mini said...

Hey there, I am with you in thought, hope you have a big room to fit all these internet people in! Wishing you a speedy recovery, take care of you, gentle hugs my inspiration

mini uk (recently sacked as stalker for non attendance!)

Melinda said...

CC--just letting you know that I am sending you healing energy. Take care of yourself.

Melinda

Fabulous Photo Gifts said...

Hi CC - Take care and get well soon.

You have lots of people wishing you well.

Jonathan (purple13)

jumpinginpuddles said...

we wil lbe thinking and praying for you

Tracy said...

I will be saying a prayer for you that it all goes well.

Hugs and blessings sent your way!

Anonymous said...

Hope all goes well CC.

Stay strong fellow survivor.
:-)
Simon

April_optimist said...

Here's hoping that all went well and you're pampering yourself as you recover.

Mary said...

CC Good Luck and you are in my prayers I know it will go well. see you soon take care...Mary xoxoox

Jennifer said...

Hope all is well and that you are healing.

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