I wanted to thank all
of you once again for all of your kind and encouraging words. They really helped. Seriously
I also want to let you know that everything
was benign and I'm already all healed up!
One lesion (a squamous papilloma) had been visibly growing and would have continued to, so I'm relieved that it got taken care of so early when it was easier. And I can even yawn now without trepidation, and it's only been 11 days. I know I said it already, but I'm just amazed and grateful to have had such an easy time of it, and no MS flare-ups either. Woo-hoo!
As I've also said before, I've had numerous major and minor surgeries throughout my life, and until last week's I'd always
had a dramatically
difficult time of it, with the anesthesia and
the drugs, and this was the first surgery since my RRMS dx in 08/03.
I wasn't quite
as concerned about the pain, because with constant practice and an allergy to all narcotics I've gotten really good at dealing with it. But I had ample reason to expect another really
rough time post-op if only because of the anesthesia, and my family doc expected the same, having seen
me post op more than once.
If this surgery had gone half
as badly as all the others did, we were concerned that it might have triggered my brain to start chewing on itself in confusion. Thank goodness it didn't.
made a big point of following orders (soft diet, lots of rest, etc.). The only residual effect is that I lost a little strength and flexibility from all the lovely resting
, but I'm getting it back. I'd had a slight cold and a bit of asthma for a few days about a week before
the surgery, so I hadn't been able to work out at the gym for almost 2 weeks, which is also extraordinary for me. It was the first time in over 5 years
that I missed even one
week of work-outs, much less two!
(It's not that I'm all that dedicated
; it's just that I have this spinal problem and some arthritis, and the workouts help a lot with pain and stiffness.) I finally had a light workout day-before-yesterday, and it felt pretty good.
Anyway, I'm fine now and I thank you for your kind support