I’ve had stubbed toes that bothered me more than that surgery! I’m assuming all your prayers hurried the process.
OK, maybe I’m getting carried away, but seriously, that was the easiest one yet by far. From the time I was admitted to the time I left the hospital: 48 hours! I was up and walking around the ward just a few hours after the surgery. In the entire 48 hours I was in the hospital, I don’t think my pain ever exceeded 3/10. I only used the morphine pump on two occasions: 1) when the physio nurse recommended I do so because of some of the things she was about to put me through, and 2) when the nurse recommended I do because she was about to pull an eighteen inch tube out of my chest. In retrospect, I’m not sure I’d have needed to for those either. I guess I’m just getting to be an old pro at this. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad! :-)
Anyway, I’m home and feeling (relatively) fine. I still have that groggy post-general anesthetic thing going on, but that’s about it.
So, as I understand it, I should find out in a week or two whether that growth was cancer. However, it seems life will go on quite normally again for a while.
Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers!