Surgery Recovery

For those who read this blog regularly, here is an update on the tumor.

Surgery to remove the entire right submandibular salivary gland yesterday (7/18) was successful. The doctor said he found no surprises. The mass/tumor was completely contained within the gland and removed. The tissue around the gland was inflamed and this required a drain. The drain was removed this afternoon.

The pathologist was confident the mass/tumor was benign.

I’m home and resting. My jaw, neck, and throat are sore, but Tylenol and a few painkillers seem to be keeping the pain under control.

My husband is a great caregiver. He’s home with me today.

Thank you for your prayers and messages of encouragement.

The two weeks prior to surgery I was in Denver helping care for a family member who was ill. Hospital duty can be exhausting! I was glad to get home Saturday and rest a few days.

Now it’s time to rest, lay on the couch in the air conditioning, and watch Downton Abbey Season 1.

12 thoughts on “Surgery Recovery

Please tell me what you think about this post.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s