Sunday, March 8, 2009

Robb's Second Surgery

Robb's second surgery went well. He reports that the recovery after this surgery was much better than the last one. They did a better job of finding him the right combo of pain meds that didn't make him sick. The anesthesiologist nurse told me that the first thing Robb said when he woke up from surgery was, "Well I guess this means I'm alive." Apparently, Robb also suggested that they should have kept him sleeping until the war was over. His entire thyroid is now gone, including some surrounding lymph nodes. He started a synthyroid medication yesterday, which he will be on for the rest of his life. At the end of March he will meet with the endocrinologist and we will then learn more about radiation and when that will occur. Right now we're just happy that the surgeries are over. Thanks for all your well-wishes. They were much appreciated!

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