Son's Surgery was a great Success!!!

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   Posted 1/7/2010 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone..... My son Tyler had his surgery on Tuesday....they removed the Osteochondroma.  It was H U G E to say the weighed over one pound!!  and was as big as a grapefruit....
They ended up making a 7 in. incision on the inside of his right thigh down to his knee.... they removed alot of his femur to get the tumor.  He has to be on crutches for 2 months!!  Only balancing on his right foot when he is on the crutches.  The Dr. said it was in the Top 2 of the biggest ones he has ever seen... smhair
My son is doing great....I'm not.  I am having to take care of him at home after spending the night at the hospital and him running me into the ground.... It's my job, and I love taking care of him....but I'm in so much pain...
My back is hurting so bad from having to go up and down the stairs to help him do everything....going to the bathroom, getting up and going to the computer.... Mom......he yells.  Can you come here?  I am tired of steps...
I'll be fine.... maybe.   It snowed here today...finally.  and just so I could get some peace and quiet I went out and drove around in my SUV....  in the was fun...until I slipped when I was walking up the driveway.  Twisted my back and knee.  Stupid me....
Anyway, I'm tired and going to bed now. 
Thank you all for your thoughts...

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
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   Posted 1/7/2010 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you could put a small bed in his room or take a small cooler with snacks to keep him happy like juice, water, sandwhiches etc. and he'll help himself to a snack. That could help with the trips. I don't know how old he is but maybe even a urinal would save you some, I think they sell them at Wal-Mart and definitely at a home medical equipment store. Just looking for options that would save you I know as mom's we feel we should do it all but sometimes a well working mom is important too.

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   Posted 1/8/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   

   Good Morning Unique! Glad to hear that all went well for your son! We always welcom the good news here. I'm not feeling so hot myself this morning, but the weekend is coming up, and maybe a little rest will help me. How much School will he miss? Did the school set something up to help him stay up on his studies?



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   Posted 1/8/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear that the surgery was a success! Ee-gad that was a big osteochondroma! I bet he'll feel better with that thing gone (as soon as he heals). Best wishes for a speedy recovery -- for both of you.


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   Posted 1/8/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Terrific news Rhonda I know how worried you have been about this surgery. Kids his age bounce back so fast. I live in a two story house too, so I know about the stairs, lol. What were we thinking buying a two story how ever many years ago,lol. Take care and be careful on the snow.

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   Posted 1/8/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Was this tumor benign? Will he have to have any follow-up treatments or anything? It sure sounds like you have got your hands full! I guess nobody ever said being a mother was easy, but it sure sounds like were given a full plate this time! Do take care of yourself, and don't over do it, as you can't be much help to your son if you don't stay healthy too!

Good Luck to YOU!

White Beard

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   Posted 1/8/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
A quick post to wish you luck and a reminder to please take care of yourself.

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   Posted 1/8/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i am happy to hear it went well. how old is your son?

please remember you will be no good to him if you do not take care of yourself. please hang in there and hope your both doing well.

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