Saturday, February 12, 2011

Surgery Update #4

Here's a quick update on Erin:

When I went to see Erin after her surgery the first thing she said was, "What happened? How come my tummy doesn't hurt?" Apparently the doctors and nurses had not explained anything to her yet, so I explained how her sentinel lymph node came back positive for cancer and since that would require radiation she would need to wait several months to do the reconstruction. Erin took the news much better than I had anticipated. She's been learning throughout this whole process that plans are continually changing, but that she can always depend on God because he loves her and is working for her good.

In terms of her recovery, Erin has been dealing with a significant amount of pain since the surgery. The doctors and nurses have been working with her to reduce her pain with different medication. She will likely stay here at the hospital one more night before returning home to Savannah tomorrow.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We will give you another update in another day or two.