I went to see my daughter yesterday with Son #1. She seemed to be in good spirits. The initial shock had worn off. Even Deech, her husband seemed in better spirits. She had a roomful of company. I have to give this family a lot of credit. Once the word spread, everyone stopped their lives and went to visit her. And they all brought food. Even Santarpio's Pizza. The family favorite and rated #1 in New England. There was one piece left and I got it. She had two extra large subs. A steak bomb for Deech and an Italian Sub for her. I brought her and Deech's favorite dessert. An apple pie. Half for her, and half for Deech. I hope they were able to eat everything yesterday. Today she is on NPO. No food or drink.
Everyone left except me and my son. It gave us some alone time. Which I needed. Once everyone was gone she broke down. Deech started to get up to go to her,but she waved him off. All I could do was hold her and rock her like I did when she was small. It was what she needed most at that time. It was so hard to not cry with her, but I knew I had to be strong for her. I was able to talk to Deech as to what exactly the doctors had told them.
The doctors won't know until they get in there as to whether it is benign or not. They will take a slice, send it to pathology and wait 15 minutes until they get the call back. Standard procedure. Then they will decide how they are going to proceed. The problem is the surgical schedule. It is all set and since she was diagnosed on Friday, they have to try and squeeze her in where ever this is room on the schedule. So she may go today or not. It may be as late as Wednesday. In the meantime she stays on NPO. (No food or drink)
For now it is the waiting. My youngest stopped in this morning. There were no doctors available on the floor for him to talk to. But he will stay on it. He called me early this morning and let me know. He had just finished a 48 hours shift in the ER in Vermont and still had an hours' drive home. He needed to get some sleep.
Me? I am holding up okay. I have a lot more medical knowlede than most folks realize. So that side of me is kicking in. Thanks to CWS, I had my day start off with a laugh. Thank you CW for that.
Right now I am waiting for some out-of-state visitors to call. He and his wife are up here from Atlanta for his radiation treatment for brain cancer. He is staying at the Hope Lodge. A free place for cancer patients who have to travel more than 40 miles for treatment. It is run by the Cancer Society. He will be up here for more than a month.
I have the support of not only all the friends here in DC, but my WHOLE family. Seventeen grand and great grand children, three sons, neices, nephews, in-laws, outlaws, and everyone else. Even some longtime friends from out of state. It really does make a difference. Thank you everyone. I will keep you informed.