My oncologist found more cancer than he was expecting but was able to get about 80-90% of it. There were some small spots around the blood supply in my small intestine ... to remove that cancer he would have had to remove the small intestine. He felt that I would be better off having chemo deal with it, so when I resume chemo, I'll have another chemo added to my earlier regimine. Tissue samples were sent off for testing ... that will give him an idea if there are other chemo drugs that might be even more effective. He is optimistic that chemo will take care of what he couldn't get and imagines that I'll resume chemo in a couple of weeks ... I have an appointment to see him on the 12th and should know more then.
I have had very manageable pain all along, not at all what I was expecting ... but for which I am very thankful. I've also had a couple of minor bumps along the way, but they have been easily resolved.
My sisters were here while I've been in the hospital, and my dad came down for a short visit on day 1 post op. And of course, DD and DH were here throughout the entire stay. The entire medical staff here were very friendly and helpful ... but I won't complain if I don't have to come back. Ha!
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!