Saturday, October 3, 2009


We got home around 7 PM last night. The surgery went well. Doctor took out the mass. It was attached to the lateral rexius muscle of his eye so he couldn't get it all without damaging the muscle but got most of it. It wasn't pressing on the optical nerve so that is good news. He will do a biopsy and if it is a lymphoma they may have to do another surgery or just chemo on that eye. We will know more next week. He is worn out tonight and his eye is very swollen. He did really well through it all.
We should have the path report next week. He will go back to Portland for a follow up on Oct 12th. Doctor said he can drive as soon as he is off of the pain medication.

He also said he could go fishing if someone else reels in the fish. He thinks it would be good therapy for Alan since he enjoys is so much. Our neighbor and Alan's fishing buddy is more than happy to reel in the fish.

I am getting excited about my trip now that this surgery is over. The path report will tell us what is our next move. Hopefully it will be negative and need no chemo. Everyone's prayers have help so far. I feel positive that the out come will be good.

Thanks Everyone
I will keep you posted


Anonymous said...

I have just read your history of things that have been going on besides the messages you left for me. Thank you for the updates. Your hubby was in my prayers so clearly.. and strong.. as I prayed, I felt perfect peace. I am sure it i will be okay.
My husbands big day is Oct. 5, Mon.@ 12:30.. so please keep him in your prayers as well. Thank you and I am so happy that it is over for him..
Send him our love and let him know we are praying for a continuous recovery. Hug, Darene ox

Diva Kreszl said...

Continuing to hold you and your hubby in my prayers!!!

readingsully2 said...

Oh, I am so delighted the first step went so well. Both of you are in my prayers.

Lydia said...

Oh, Patti, I am so glad that this is behind you both and will continue to pray for a complete recovery and for strength for you both. Praying that all the machines are working properly, and the technicians and doctors, and that the biopsy comes out negative.

Keep him fishing!!! :) What trip do you have coming up? I must have missed the info?...or forgotten from earlier.

Also, keep up with your beautiful and inspiring artwork! xo Lydia

mizmollye said...

Hi Patti, I have been out of the loop and just found out about Alan's medical problems. I am shocked and so sorry for all your troubles and am glad he came through his surgery well. God bless you all and you hang in there girl, Mollye

slommler said...

Oh I definitely will be praying for a good report.!!!!