Friday, April 27, 2007

So yesterday was Lindsay's surgery. She had an excisional biopsy on a lymph node on the left side of her next. Thankfully, it was infected. Why is that good? It most likely means that it wasn't cancerous. It will be a week before the results are back from pathology, but so far the doctors are cautiously optimistic.

Now for the gross part: when the doctor "grabbed" the lymph node, it squirted pus all over the place. They cleaned the area out and now have her on antibiotics. She has about a 1.5 inch incision on her neck. It will be a week before they take the sutures out. Eventually the scar will be non-existent. Her surgeon was a plastic surgeon, she he made the incision in the crease of her neck, so that eventually you won't be able to see it at all.

In other medical news, today was my grandmothers PET scan. I don't know when the results will be back from that, but if they're negative for cancer then she will officially be in remission.

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