Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pre-op Visit, da Vinci and Waiting Again

DeBary, FL.

60 deg. clear, N. wind @ 5 mph.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday afternoon, Laura swung by, picked up Linda and took her over to Daytona Beach to the doctor's office for all the pre-operation stuff. Much of the time was spent on telling Linda what she needed to do and couldn't do before the surgery. Then, just before they left to come back here, Dr. Molpus, (the surgeon), came in and talked to Linda and Laura.

They will be doing a full hysterectomy and he told her that he was optimistic about the possibility of doing the  da Vinci Robotic Surgery on her which would shorten the recovery period considerably. He also told her that he was quite sure some Radiation Therapy would be necessary, following the surgery.

So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  now we wait again. Linda has to be at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach at 5:30 AM on Monday morning. If everything goes according to plan and the doctor can do the da Vinci Robotic Surgery on her, she will only be in the hospital for one night and will be able to come back home sometime Tuesday. If there are complications and the standard surgery is necessary, the hospital stay will be for 3 or 4 days with a much longer recovery period.

Yesterday afternoon, Jim and Linda took CLT and went back to Walgreen's to pick up all of the prescriptions plus a new one that Linda had received from the surgeons office on Tuesday. Then, after taking afternoon naps, for dinner, they went to Steak & Shake.

Did you know that on this date in1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent when Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to U.S. President Lincoln?


  1. Our prayers are with Linda and you through this process. Fantastic that they can do this surgery via robotic for minimal recovery time!

  2. We're glad the waiting period is almost over. Keeping you both in our prayers.