Monday, November 3, 2008

The good, the bad and the Gracie

So far I've had an interesting morning.  First the good news:  The polyps in my duodenum ARE NOT worse then what we had expected! Yahoo for positve news!  But they still need to come out ASAP.  As of right now, it appears that we will be meeting with a Gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic to see if he will be able to remove the polyps endoscopically.  He is "suppose" to be one of best, and if he says he is unable to do it then no one else will.  Now the not so good news:  Due to the placement and size of the polyps it is very likely that they will not be able to remove them endoscopically.  So, we would be looking at modified whipple procedure.  I am pretty upset about that.  I do not want this. I am too young.   That would be a major operation, more major then the total colectomy.  Pooh.  Maybe at a later date, I'll blog more about "The Whipple" and what it entails.  But I don't want to get everyones undies in a bunch until we know for sure.  

On a brighter side, Gracie, Scott and I had a great day at the park yesterday.  It felt so good to get out and enjoy the fall weather and colors.  I was able to get a couple good pictures of the little diva, she doesn't stay still very often.  


Shana said...

Yay for good news! Boo for a possible "whipple". Gracie is so adorable! I'm so glad you have her to make your days bright.

Christina said...

This picture is stunning! I love how you got down to her level and got the leaves in the foreground and background. And oh yeah - great news!