banjo man is doing well

The operation went off without a hitch and without any surprises. The doctor was pleased and saw no obviously cancerous lymph nodes.

He was taken to the operating room at 7:30 and returned to the recovery room at 1:30.

By 2:30 he was settled in his room, propped up against pillows and sipping ice water.

An hour later he was in a recliner, blankets tucked around him, checking the stock market on his cell phone while I ordered broth and Jello for his dinner.

The nurses cannot believe it.

Recovery time is usually 3-4 weeks. Radiation, if needed, wouldn’t happen for at least six months.

I left him to his dinner at 6 and called for a shuttle back to the hotel. This place was built for patients and families and it is heaven. By 7:30 I was eating Chinese takeout (delivered to the door) and by 9 had crashed.

I slept for nine hours. I hope Banjo Man did, too. He’ll call me when he wakes up and let me know how he’s feeling. I’m going to pack up the car and check out before taking the shuttle to the hospital. We’ll head home this afternoon if permitted.

There was a storm here overnight and I am happy to wait until most of it has blown across Connecticut before we set out.

Thanks for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers. I believe we felt them all.

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6 Responses to banjo man is doing well

  1. Bill McEneaney says:

    So happy to hear the good news. We are available and happy to help if you need anything.
    Love to you both,
    Bill and Ruth

  2. Gary Matson says:

    Thanks for the good news, Kristine!



  4. rbnorth66 says:

    Wonderful news! Thank you for posting! Love and hugs to you both!

  5. Ellie says:

    We are all doing the Dance of Joy for Glen, here in Hope! We knew that nothing was going to keep him away from his cabin in the woods! See you in June! May the healing begin!

  6. Cynthia Fitchett says:

    So glad to hear that the surgery went well! Looking forward to seeing you in July!

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