It’s been a marathon day, but I’m ecstatic to say that Erika has emerged from surgery, groggy and in pain, but in good spirits. The surgery was a success, and most importantly, her lymph nodes look good. We won’t know for certain for some time (could be up to 3 weeks) but the surgeon was pretty confident that the nodes were clean.
I am so proud of my beautiful wife and so happy that she is now starting down the other side of this endeavor. I know that there will be ups and downs in her recovery, but knowing that the waiting is over will be a huge burden off her mind. And, for that, I couldn’t be happier for her.
The staff at the hospital has been so caring and attentive, capped off by the wonderful Dr. Nathalie Johnson who, seeing that Erika was feeling scared just before going under, broke into song and totally calmed her. It was “My Favorite Things” which was so serendipitous because we just watched The Sound of Music. Rock on Julie Andrews!
As for me, I am so happy to be with her right now. She’s pretty sleepy, and looking a little green-ish, but she’s my angel and knowing that she is safe and on the road to recovery is all I could possibly ask for. I’ll send another update tomorrow.