Post-Op, Day 4

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have sent good wishes and support regarding my thyroid surgery. It means a lot to me!

I had surgery Wednesday, July 27. Being the first patient, I had to arrive at the hospital at the crack of dawn. After I was prepped, the surgeon autographed my neck to ensure he slit the right throat.

Autographed neck

The dopey grin is courtesy of the “happy juice” I was given to keep me calm. What a great plan — I was eager to accompany them to the operating room!

Headed to surgery

The next thing I knew, the nurse was calling my name and I found myself in recovery. About an hour later, I was discharged– somewhat groggy but in little pain. All I had to show for the experience was a small bandage at the base of my neck.

Ready for discharge

Now, four days later, there’s just a narrow scab and faint discoloration. I’m on the mend!I like the way the scar (along with my many neck creases) mimics my grin.

scar day 4

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the pathology report couldn’t be better. There was no indication of cancer and I’ve been given a clean bill of health!

20 thoughts on “Post-Op, Day 4”

  1. Susanne Scheurwater

    yipppeeee such great news and in a short while, no one will notice that scar!!! Keep healing and knitting!!!!

  2. So happy to hear this is all behind you and was so very successful. You are amazing, never a woe do we hear you just keep on plugging through and come out smiling on the other side. Thanks for keeping your fans informed, I’m hoping you know how much you are loved and respected. Take care of yourself and rest a little before putting on your sprinting shoes once more.

  3. Catherine Cooke

    So very nice to hear that the surgery went well and had a good out come.Take some days to rest and heal before returning to your ever busy schedule. Catherine

  4. FANTASTIC!!!! WHOOP!!! WHOOP!!!
    I do love a smile…;) I’ve got one of my own that matches the smile on my face. Pssst when it’s healed to docs okay – liquid Vit E is amazing on our “smile” scar. Nourishes, takes red out and helps it fade nicely over time πŸ™‚
    Take care of you!!

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