Saturday, October 2, 2010

Good news, Bad news

I am writing this blog for the first time in a long time without a big bandage and flap of skin across my nose. It is a wonderful feeling and I am so happy it has finally been removed. Surgery went well. Good news: the flap removal was a success and my surgeon was able to stitch the hole closed. Bad news: my surgeons discovered the bone underneath (about 3/4 inches long) my eye was dead and it had broken off therefore it had to be removed. Good news: this gives us a lot of answers as to why I was having so many problems with the skin breaking open in my face. Bad news: over time my eye lid and skin may begin to start to cave in without the support of the bone. If this should happen they will do some reconstruction using tissue or a bone in another part of my body. Good news: my surgeon thinks I am in the best place that I have been in in a long time. He was all smiles after the surgery. Good news: I should be able to have a much needed break for awhile. I am not quite sure if it will be the break I was looking for as I will constantly be worried about my face caving in. Something I want to talk with my surgeon more about during my post-op appointment on Monday. If it is inevitable that my face will cave in, I would rather have it fixed now than later. I would like to get it over with so that I can truly have a break and move on.

I am feeling pretty tired today, and will be taking it easy for the next few days. Hyperbaric treatment will resume again on Monday and will be completed after 10 more treatments.

I can't thank all of you enough for your prayers. I felt at peace before the surgery and I am feeling peaceful about the results of the surgery. Hope is starting to reemerge and things are looking up. Please continue to pray for healing and that the hole will remained closed and that should my face cave in that it will easily be fixed.



Anonymous said...

Sue,I am excited for your news...finally, some answers! I pray for healing, healing, healing! I'm sure you feel like a new person with that flap gone! I'm with you on having that bone area taken care of ASAP...get this all over with!Rest and be joyous in your recovery and good news...your wonderful future is here!!!
Kari Karrmann Sides

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Sue! We have been praying for healing for you and will hang on to the good news that you got yesterday. I continue to be amazed by your perseverance and faith. I hope that you can finally start to see some light at the end of the tunnel. You are constantly in our prayers and on our hearts!! Love,

Jason, Tracy, Tommy, and Jenna

Anonymous said...

I am so relieved Sue!!! Thanks for letting us know how it went. I am also thankful that the rays of hope are streaming in again. You are loved and prayed for daily. Praying for healing and wisdom for Monday's meeting!

Farmgirl Paints said...

My mom is here Sue and I told her all about you...had her read some of your blog. Yesterday we both thought of you often and lifted you up in prayer. Sounds like things went well and that some answers have been discovered. So glad for that. I'm sure God will lead you and your surgeon to the best possible choice for further treatment. Continuing to cover you with our prayers.

Susan said...

I am so happy for you. What great results and it is wonderful to hear a hopeful tone in your words. We will continue to pray and think of you. Let us know if there is anything you need.

Susan Thomas

Bea said...

Sue, so happy to hear this good news! Praying a great big surge of hope and joy will come and overwhelm all the hard times you've been through. Thank you for sharing your journey, it's meant a lot to me over the past year to see you walk through this honestly. May this be an amazing time of rest for you.