I wanted to take a few minutes tonight before I get some rest to update you ... if you read my last update, you know that surgery went well. Well just a few days after surgery, my incision became very infected. By far some of the worst pain I have felt and I normally have a high tolerance for pain. So I ended up having to go into the hospital through their ER to have it looked at. It was extremely red, discolored and had a very bad odor. It was also oozing blood and yellowish liquid that I was told was plasma mixed with pus. Disgusting! Yes I know!
So needless to say, the ER Doctor took one look at it and said that it was, "that is a little more than your normal infection". So before he did anything, he put a call into my surgeon who performed the surgery to let him know what he was looking at. When he came back to see me, He told me that my surgeon wanted to see me in his office the next day (which was today). So the ER doctor sent me home on an 800mg horse pill antibiotic called Bactrim. So I am on day 2 of the antibiotics and hope they start kicking in soon and doing their job! I'm truly suffering here, won't lie.
So today I went into the surgeon's office and he took a look at it and felt around it (That freaking HURT more!) and he said that it was fungal from the inside. So he gave me a prescription for Nystatin Topical Powder which is similar to talcum powder. He said it will help absorb the oozing and keep the wound dry to that it can start to heal along with the antibiotics. So I have to apply the powder twice a day, morning and then evening.
And I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have sent me emails and cards in the mail! I just love all your cards and your beautiful words and prayers. It means a lot to me because if I am to be honest, I turn to my online crafty friends more than my own family. Ok so... because of all your prayers... God must of heard each one of you and decided to grant them! My surgeon said that the biopsy came back NO cancer in the lymph node!!!!! When I heard him say it was negative, I cried! I was so fearful. But while that may be some of the greatest news I have ever received, it doesn't mean that I'm out of the woods yet. The surgeon said that i do not have cancer in my lymph nodes but that doesn't mean that I don't have cancer elsewhere in my body. So the next few months will be lots of testing for me to figure out what is going on and what is causing my white cell count to be very high. Apparently, it can still be cancer, just in a place that is uncertain at the moment. Or perhaps it is not cancer at all, but something different causing all these cancer-like symptoms. Either way, I still have to continue fighting to find out what is causing me to be so sick. So I still welcome any prayers you all want to send my way.
So that's it ... nothing else to update on until I know more. If you have read this far, thank you. I appreciate all your support and love... and I continue to thank God every day for all of you and I keep you all in my prayers every night. So again, thank you and I wish you all a wonderful week!
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~