I was released from the Houston hospital on Friday and I’m back at my parents’ home for recuperation.
MDA’s awesome pain medicine is wearing off and the pills they gave me to take home are slightly less effective. I am, therefore, in more pain now than I was right after the surgery.
I have a plastic drain tube coming out of my neck, connected to a large plastic reservoir. I’ll be dealing with this awkward yet helpful device for two weeks; it will be removed during my post-op exam. I doubt I’ll be going into town much in the next two weeks. I need to protect the drain and avoid infection.
No muscles or nerves were damaged during surgery. I feel better and my neck looks better than I expected.
So far, the days after surgery are much better than the ones that followed chemo. I feel pretty good.
The two biggest chunks of my year-long treatment are behind me!
Thanks for the outpouring of love and support towards my family and me. I feel blessed.