Topic: Update on my mother (surgery done!)
My mom had her surgery (whipple) on Wed, Aug. 7th. She went into surgery at 7:20 am, and came out of recovery at 6:00 pm. The doctor said that the surgery was a difficult surgery because of her past surgery (her gullbladder was removed 15+ years ago), as the previous doctor did not do a good job (there was a lot of scar tissue). In addition, she had pancreatitis around the tumor and also they had to remove a large vein, and reconstruct it. She's doing well now, and has been walking daily with the nurse. We are all glad that the surgery is over (4 weeks waiting) and now we have to wait 2 more weeks for the pathology results.