If you're reading this then you probably already read my other post or even my Mom's post that said she was having surgery (She's Teresa W. on gather, horse icon). The hospital told her to be there at 11:30 am and they didn't start operating until 5:30 PM. They gave her the choice right before to postpone it since she had waited all day. She said No, do the surgery and I"m glad she said yes because now she can start healing.
The surgery went ok and it's not cancer! She had a huge cantaloupe size mass on her ovary removed and they went ahead and did a hysterectomy too.
That's one of the things I hate about being a single parent. I can't say "Hey Hon, watch the kids while I go visit my Mom at the hospital." I didn't have the option of waiting in the family waiting room because my youngest son wouldn't have been able to handle being there all day and would have stressed me out even more. This morning I was able to get my grandpa to watch my youngest son while the other two were at school.
She's out of it and in a lot of pain (obviously). She kept asking me if I was ok and if I missed her. Of course I missed her... I thought it would be nice to have a few days apart and she joked about treating the hospital like a vacation (before she went in) but in reality it's not like that at all. I don't mind a break but not if she's in the hospital in pain. Then I do mind...plenty...
Anyway....thank you all for your kind words during this difficult time. I'm not sure when she'll be home. They told her it could be as soon as three but I'm hoping it's slightly longer so she'll have more healing time in peace. When she's home, it'll be a little more stressful with the kids and she'll have to stay in her room most of the time because my youngest son won't understand that he can't bounce and lay on grandma for a long time.
The oldest two kids understand where she is but I think it's distant to them. I think they'll miss her more when they realize she's not coming back for a few days. My youngest son doesn't really get it, wouldn't understand if I explained it to him but this morning I did have to show him that grandma was in her room. The dog is out of sorts. She sleeps with my Mom at night but has to sleep with me for a while. When I came back from the hopsital, Rosie kept whinning and I know that she misses my Mom.