Monday, May 28, 2012

Live update on Tim

This is Tim's wife Jessica, coming to you live from Vanderbilt University Medical Center with an update on Tim.

Surgery went well, and we are now on day 4 of recovery. The entire process has been and continues to be very interesting. What started out as a 2 1/2 hour surgery turned into a 4 1/2 hour surgery. Our physician is confident that he removed all of the cancer and the margins; however we are still awaiting lab results on the tissue that he removed to find out more about the cancer. After surgery, no rooms were available for Tim. He started his recovery in the main surgical recovery area. The surgical recovery area is where they usually take the patients to wake up from anesthesia, and then they transfer the patients to a room. If any of you have ever had surgery, you know that the recovery area is not the best, most quiet place for a person to rest and recover. We had a very frustrating stay in that area for what seemed like forever, but in reality was only for one day. Then were transferred to a private room. Our stay from the move on has been better. We have had dedicated nurses taking care of us, and we have had  more privacy to be able to rest.

Tim still has at least a couple days of recovery in the hospital to go before they will release him. He asked me to send an update, and reassure you all that he will be back asap.

Thanks for all the concerns, prayers and well wishes!

Jessica & Tim
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