Update on Surgery for Lynn

I think Lynn has too many doctors cause somehow his ENT doctors that told us he would be having surgery forgot to tell the surgeon!!!! For the last month we have been waiting on what we thought was a surgery date for Lynn’s tumor. Friday we had an appointment with the surgeon and he was, wait a minute, we need to look this over some more. I do want the surgeon to be comfortable with his decision, cause it is major surgery, I just wished we had not been told the surgery was happening now. We were all ready, had the plans that a person has to make for someone under going surgery, time off from work for me and our two sons, neighbors to watch after the house, neighbors to check on Lynn after he got home so I could work, the boarding kennel lined up, the whole drill. When we saw the surgeon it was like being hit in the stomach with a fist. It just knocks the breath out you. Well, what happens now is on our mind. The surgeon is putting him on medication to help control the spinning vertigo until a decision is made. He may not do surgery at all but do the Gamma Knife radiation. He is consulting with Lynn’s Neurosurgeon to make a decision. Lynn is of the mind set that he wants the tumor out of his head instead of radiation but that may not happen.

Please know that we do want what is best for Lynn and not rush the surgeons decision but we feel as if ENT was ahead of their selves when they told us he was fixing to have the surgery. Like I said too many doctors not on the same page.

So what are we too do? Well we are taking the camper and going to our favorite camping spot. We will just be gone from Tuesday morning to Thursday morning but we will enjoy it. Hope all of you do something you enjoy this week.

Thanks for letting me vent.

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14 Responses to Update on Surgery for Lynn

  1. Vicki W says:

    What a roller coaster you are on! I hope you get the treatment decision made soon but mostly I hope you enjoy your camping trip and can relax. You both deserve a nice break.

  2. AllenQuilts says:

    Oh Freda, I sure feel for y’all. I can’t imagine the emotional ups & downs you are going through. I hope you get some much needed stress relief from your trip. hugs

  3. Gwen Estes says:

    Freda, my heart and prayers go out to you & Lynn. Communicating with Doctor’s these days is very stressful to say the least. Add the stress of not being in the best health and it is not a good mix.

  4. Becca says:

    Freda I woould feel exactly as you do! Its joust the physical preperations you did but the mental. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you both. I hope you both can shut this out for your camping trip and have a blast! Relax and enjoy time with each other.

  5. freda1951 says:

    Thanks everyone. We are doing all right and will continue to do so. One of these days this roller coaster ride will be over. Yippeeee!!!!

  6. Jan says:

    Vent any time!!!!!! I’m glad you all are taking some time away!! Still praying for you all. Hang in there!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Freda,

    Oh gosh! That is hard. I hope that they all get on the same page and his treatment can move forward. Like Randi said, it’s a rollercoaster ride for your emotions. My thoughts and prayers are with you….and I hope you have fun!

  8. Christine Olson says:

    Oh, Freda! I am so sorry to hear about this turn of events. I’m sure it is very stressful. Am sending thoughts and prayers to you and Lynn for a speedy response to what will be done and equally quick subsequent action.

  9. freda1951 says:

    Thanks Jan and Christine. We are looking forward to camping and try not to think of one doctor!!!!!!!

  10. Sharon Dixon says:

    Have a great camping trip. Sometimes it helps just to get away from it all for a couple of days. Then you can come back refreshed and more ready to deal with whatever is in store. I’ll be thinking of both of you.

  11. myolivebranch says:

    hoping your camping trip is just the ticket for you guys.

  12. carlafibers says:

    Hugs to you both during this time, Freda. Enjoy your camping.

  13. carlafibers says:

    Just thinking of you, Freda, and wondering how you and Lynn are doing? Hugs, Carla

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