Day 7 Post-Op by digitalrn

Day 7 Post-Op

Today was day 7 post-op. I am getting up and down on my own, walking without assistance, feeling much better. I still have occasional headaches from the surgery. The surgery went very well according to the two ENT Surgeons and the Neurosurgeons. They were able to get the tumor out in one piece, a little residual remained. There was a cerebral spinal fluid leak which they anticipated due to the tumor's size. They told Josie it was very large, most likely the cause of most of my "sinus headaches" throughout the years. Who would have known it was some nasty tumor quietly causing all the grief. When I signed off on the surgery consent and read through all the risks involved (Death, Blindness because it was up against the Optic Nerve plus all the optic fibers in the area, Stroke because the large arteries carrying blood to my brain are in the same area, Facial Paralysis such as the movement of eyes, sensation, etc. I stopped and just said it's too much to handle God. You take over from here. When they started my anesthesia the nurse told me, "Have a good dream for us." Before drifting off I remember thinking to myself, "Lord, is today the day I will meet you?" Then I woke up. It wasn't my day. He is a wonderful God. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. The family has felt very supported during the past week. The care at the hospital was excellent. As each RN signed off before leaving and knowing I would not see them again, I made it a point to tell them, "From one RN to another, you did a great job!" I caught everyone off guard because they did not know what I did for a living. They appreciated the feedback.
So glad you're on the road to recovery - quite some ordeal!
June 5th, 2020  
Glad you’re on the mend and wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
June 5th, 2020  
In each picture you look a little better, especially the ones after the nasal trumpets. I wish you the best!
June 5th, 2020  
Just catching up Rick.....and what a journey you have had these last few weeks and days.
Looking good, looking forward and grateful for everything.
A good way to take each day.
June 5th, 2020  
Catching up Rick , I was not aware of all this - but pleased to see that you are on the mend , and wishing you a speedy recovery
June 5th, 2020  
I am so glad to see you post! I have been praying for you and wondering how things went. It’s very thoughtful of you to let us know everything is fine. When you let go and let God it always will be
June 5th, 2020  
Glad you are doing better.
June 5th, 2020  
Well this is all news to me Rick. I had to read back over the last few days to see what you had been up to!
What a shock fir you all & how lucky & blessed you have been to get away so lightly...could so easily have gone the other way. God is indeed good.
I have a slight idea what you must have felt as I’ve been having headaches & strange vertigo episodes & not feeling right. I had an MRI scan last Friday but have heard nothing which I’d a good sign I think. Mine could be an inner ear problem. Speedy recovery & take it easy.
June 5th, 2020  
Glad that you are recuperating without complications and I pray this will continue until you are up and at 'em totally again.
June 5th, 2020  
Looking good Rick - we can never know what lies ahead & I think that is a good thing as we would worry too much - we have to believe that all will go well. Love. & prayers to you.
June 7th, 2020  
I'm so sorry Rick, I had no idea. I just looked at all your pictures you posted since the incident and read up on what has happened to you. my prayers are with you now. so glad all went well.
June 8th, 2020  
Nice of you to share your heartwarming story with us, Rick. Glad you are well enough to get around on your own and take this picture to share with us! Take care.
June 14th, 2020  
Haven't checked-in in a while. Wow — you've been through it, my friend. What a time to need such critical surgery. How are you doing now?
July 19th, 2020  
I once again looked at all of your latest uploads and reread your comments. hope your still doing well and hope to hear back from you. Bruni
November 7th, 2020  
Hi Rick, hope you are doing well. Thinking of you Lois
November 19th, 2020  
Longtime no see Rick it has been 6 years since I last visited
January 2nd, 2021  
Whoa! I had NO IDEA Rick! I'm so glad to read that this was some time back and that you've recovered! I know it was such a worry to you and your were in good hands!
February 24th, 2021  
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