Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wisdom teeth - recovery and more

February 18, 2012

Madeleine came through the wisdom teeth surgery quite well! She is gradually healing, and has not had too much difficulty so far with pain or swelling. Of course, having pain meds and also the perspective of how difficult the previous surgery was has helped her with this. The hardest thing about this surgery so far is that it has delayed her getting back in the pool and to the gym, which are some of her favorite things. It’s hard for this girl to rest and recover (the surgeon said she needs to take it easy for two weeks)!

The next phase of her treatment for melanoma will be radiation, which will start on March 1st. She will be having high-dose radiation (to the left side of her face and neck) 2 times a week for three weeks. While radiation has unwanted side effects, the doctors believe that it will give her the best chance possible of eliminating any residual cancer cells in the area.

Thank you for your continued prayers...for her recovery, for her ongoing fight against melanoma, and for the effectiveness of the upcoming treatments.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad your surgery went well. Sorry you are having to rest and recover! I know that's hard for you. Your in my thoughts and prayers daily. Miss seeing you at the gym. Love, Lola

Cindy Williams said...

Hi Sweet Girl I have been thinking about you! I was away last week in Miami for a conference and I don't have your Blog on my phone .... RRRR Technology is sometimes very challenging... :) You are in my every thought and Prayer.

Miss you! Love you!
Cindy Williams

Anonymous said...

Hi Honey! We are so proud of you! We think about you all the time and I love this Blog that was set up.
Just talked to Grandpa and he told me how good you look and how much he loves you...as we all do!
Listen to the doctor and rest, rest, rest!!!
LOVE AND HUGS FROM MINNESOTA!
Uncle David, Auntie Leslie, Lindsey and Emily

Kirsten said...

Hang in there Madeleine! Keep your chin up. We are all praying for you.

Dave & Cindy Williams said...

Hi Miss Maddy
Dave & I had fun working out with you yesterday! You are Amazing!
Love Ya!
Hugs!

Dave & Cindy Williams

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