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Update on Sheila

posted Oct 31, 2012, 6:31 AM by Chris Towles

Thanks for all of your prayers and support!  You are the BEST!

Here is the update on my surgery.

My surgery is scheduled for November 8th (Thursday).  My hospital stay will be 2-3 days.  I will be recouping in the Sticht Center at Baptist post-surgically

I will be required to have a drain in the wound for a week.
I will wear a sling for a few days.
I will have stitches for 3 weeks.
I should plan on a 4-week recovery but she will release me earlier if I nag her (this is what I heard and is not reflected in Jeannette's notes...)
The tumor will be completely diagnosed upon removal.  Though they believe it to be non-cancerous, a complete pathological work up will be done and the tumor will not be sectioned UNNECESSARILY as it is removed except to avoid major arteries, nerves, muscles, etc.
There may be some short-term loss of use.  Probably NOT long term.
There will be physical rehab after several weeks.

Sheila Lockhart

posted Oct 23, 2012, 5:21 AM by Chris Towles

Sheila Lockhart saw a surgeon at the Comp. Cancer Center at Wake Forest this morning. Sheila has a likely liposarcoma, large and in a location that will make surgery, which is expected to be scheduled in a couple of weeks, more complicated. In the meantime, they did a biopsy today. They expect to do a CT scan on Tuesday next week, after the biopsy results are in. Sheila's situation is serious, but her team won't know the full picture until after the biopsy and CT scan, and possibly not until after the surgery. 

 She asks that you keep her in your prayers. 

As things move forward, Jeannette Rork will set up a Caring Bridge site to help Sheila's circle of support stay informed.

posted Feb 17, 2010, 8:23 PM by Chris Towles   [ updated Oct 23, 2012, 5:22 AM ]

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