Friday, July 30, 2010


Lordy, I had to go back to see what I posted last to even DO an update!

On Tuesday the 27th it was discovered that one of the leads on my sister’s AICD had become dislodged. She went back to surgery that afternoon to have it re-attached.

The next morning, the 28th, they discovered the OTHER lead (there are only two!) had also dislodged. The odds of this happening was .01%. Back to surgery, re-attached, all double reinforced.

All went well and by evening we were able to watch “Top Chef” together.

The surgeon has finally agreed to do the thyroidectomy. He is an ENT surgeon who specializes in cancers of the Head and Neck. he has been deemed by the Endocronology team to be the most qualified to do the procedure. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday the 3rd. There are a number of things they need to do to prepare her for the surgery and he wants to give her body a little more time to heal.

So there we are. Baring unforeseen complications we hope to be on the road to recovery next Tuesday!


Jen on the Edge said...

I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and will be sending lots of good wishes on the 3rd!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Oh, my. She is so lucky to have you by her side during all of this.

I'm thinking good thoughts for her quick and full recovery.

Violet said...

Glorioski, what an odyssey! My best wishes to all of you, especially your sister. Hopefully she will be well on the road to real recovery by this time next week.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

It sounds like there may be good news next week.
Sending good vibes for her (and you, caregiver is not an easy job)

blackbird said...

Oh Fannie!
Please know that I am thinking on you and yours...


Holly (me.) said...

It's been two weeks, and I do hope all went well with the thyroidectomy!