Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Home after surgery...

I returned home yesterday after about six days in the hospital. The surgery accomplished it main goals: removed the colon tumor; removed the tumors in the better half of the liver; and cut off the blood supply to the bad half of the liver. At a later date, I will have a second surgery to remove the bad half of the liver. In the meantime, I will heal from this surgery and (hopefully) my good half of the liver will regenerate and grow bigger.

I have a scar about 8 inches down the middle of my abdomen, which is still pretty sore. Actually, the incision spot is not what hurts the most...since my organs were moved around, they are still trying to heal and settle into place. That is what hurts. If I'm laying down, its hard to get up. If I'm standing, its hard to sit down. But if I stay in place, its not too bad.

I'm not allowed any heavy lifting for a while and I can't drive for another week. But, I'll heal up quickly and be back walking normally soon!

Thanks for all the people who called and texted in the hospital. I wasn't in the mood to return most of them, but I did appreciate them.

6 comments:

Crystal said...

i'm glad they are fixing you.
HUGS

Cris said...

Great news! Glad to hear you're resting and recovery is going well!

Michelle said...

Welcome home! Please let me know if you need anything and I'll bring it right over.

The Lynch Family said...

That is fantastic news! Sounds like everything went great! Keep up the positive attitude. You will be back on the softball field in no time.

Gina said...

EEEeeeewwww... you're regrowing organs! What are you? Part lizard?! Does it work the same if you lose a limb? ;)

Ha ha... made ya laugh! Ooh.. sorry, that probably hurts... don't laugh... stay still...

Rest up, Hobbs, take it easy, and feel better! I'm so happy that you had the courage to get through all of this, and you're on your way to being good as new. Keep it up! You'll be pitchin' before you know it!

Hugs from Joizy!

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Sara said...

Wow, Shawn, it sounds like things went really well for you. Great work! Holler when you are coming to see us at G-town. Take care and heal, Sara Moore