It was a happy face! But not for all of the reasons I was hoping for.
The surgery went extremely well. It could not have gone any better. My surgeons were very pleased with what they saw and what they were able to do. A small incision was made (THANK GOD) right under my eye and they were able to remove the mesh. The tissue inside looked very healthy. Some biopsies were done, unfortunately there were unable to reach the area in question. To avoid making more incisions, my surgeon decided he would biopsy the area within a few days with a needle.
I am disappointed about the biopsy, but extremely happy with the fact they did not have to cut my face open again. So it was good news. Thus, the happy face.
There is some swelling, but not as much as I thought there would be. Hopefully it won't take as long this time for the swelling to go away. The incision was made where the mesh was breaking through. The skin there was so fragile and thin that stitching it entirely closed would have been difficult. So to avoid a skin graft to repair the area, the incision was left partly open with hopes that it will close on its own. Should it not close, a skin graft will have to be done.
As you can see, this saga is not entirely over. I hope to deliver good news again in a few days that the biopsies they took were normal and that the biopsy they will take through the needle will be normal. Please continue to keep me in your prayers...pray the incision will close. Pray for strength. Pray for healing. Your prayers are being answered! I am so thankful for your prayers.