Hello you all! This is Stacey,
Beth asked me to update her Xanga page so you (all of her Xanga friends) would know how her surgery went.
First, let me personally thank you for your prayers. God blessed us with good results.
Despite all the poking, prodding, and test Beth had went through, the doctors wouldn't know definitively what they were dealing with until they could get a look at the cyst. The oncologist was confident just by seeing it he would have a pretty good idea if it was cancer or not. So, as soon as Beth got into the operating room, the surgical team took a look what was going on inside.
After taking a look, the head surgeon sent one of his team members out to tell me what they had found. The surgical team member was also able to share some pictures they had taken of the cyst to help explain to me what they were going to do (pretty neat stuff). As you can imagine, I was was greatly relieved just to hear that my sweet heart did not have cancer.
However, the cyst was quite large and the procedure to remove it and the affected area took the surgical team some time (about 2 1/2 hours). I finally got to see Beth at about 4:30 PM yesterday, and the hospital released her come home at approximately 8:30 PM. The hospital would have permitted Beth to stay the night, however, both Beth and I felt she would get better rested at home.
I've included before and after surgery pictures of Beth that she let me take for your viewing pleasure.
If you ask me, I think she's a pretty tough and brave lady. In the second picture, she is smiling, and no one had told yet what the results were. They let me be the first to give her the good news after she was settled in her recovery room. She was very thankful for the good news.