Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Out of Surgery

Hi everyone, this is the husband speaking...

My wife is out of surgery......and all appears well.

I met briefly with Dr. Hilgers following the surgery and his reassuring smile as he entered the waiting room was very welcome. He indicated the following:

- Everything was able to be done robotically (via Da Vinci:

- Her ovaries had been poly cystic (again). He performed a wedge-resection on both ovaries to repair this.

- She had an adhesion of her left fallopian tube to her left ovary (presumably from the previous surgery). For those who don't know what that means, basically it means that the fallopian tube had adhered to her ovary. In surgery, Dr. Hilgers was able to remove the adhesion and correct the problem.

- Unlike last surgery, Suzy's fallopian tubes were not blocked (this is a good thing).

- Dr. Hilgers did not mention seeing any endometriosis either (also a good thing). Though, to be honest, I forgot to ask about it. However, I have every confidence he would have mentioned it if they had needed to remove any endometriosis.

She's currently in recovery and I won't be able to see her for another 2 hours or so. Because everything was able to be done Da Vinci, she should be released tomorrow. Most people who have operations via Da Vinci are released same-day, but because Hilgers has done so few robotically, they want to monitor her a little longer than normal. But, if all is well (and there's no reason to believe it won't be) tonight and tomorrow, she'll be released tomorrow morning. Recovery time is generally reduced, but we'll not worry about recovery until she says she's recovered.

Thank you for your prayers and please keep them coming!

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