Wednesday, July 5, 2017

And The Doc Says...

Chad had his appointment with Dr. Swain this morning in reference to the knot that appeared after a painful sneeze. The knot has grown to a large golf ball sized sac exactly where the hernia was.

Dr. Swain performed an Ultra Sound and while he admitted he couldn't tell if the mesh was still intact by the images obtained, he was confident that it is likely just a sac of fluid/blood/etc., that will hopefully resolve on its own.

It could take months but we have a follow-up appointment with him in two weeks. For now, we're hoping for the best. Chad asked about having it drained but I guess the risk of infection is too great, so we're going to be patient. (I suck at being patient!)

Thanks for your continued love and prayers. xo

Friday, June 30, 2017

Hopefully Nothing But...

Last night Chad was bending over and sneezed. This resulted in an epic amount of pain and the appearance of two knots on either side of his scar, just above his belly button. He spoke to the doctor today but due to it being a Holiday weekend, they can't see him until Wednesday morning.

Hoping and praying it isn't anything serious but I'll update everyone once we know more.

As always, many thanks for the continued love, prayers and support.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Recovery Update

Thank-you for caring! So many people have been touching base to see how Chad is - so I've decided to do a quick update!

He's doing pretty well! The second day of recovery was the worst, as expected. His belly is still distended and he has similar pain as he had from his major surgery in 2015 - Stinging and burning.  There is the obvious bruising and eating is still difficult. Sadly, I don't think there's much hope for improvement in that department, which is devastating.

He's already tired of 'relaxing' and is constantly trying to find things to do that won't get him yelled at by yours truly :) He's been to the movies and a baseball game thus far, though he paid for it dearly the next day! (haha) We have an appointment Wednesday morning with his surgeon as a follow-up and should know more then!

Thank-You so much for keeping him and our family in your thoughts and prayers. It fills a persons heart to know people are thinking about them! So thank you :)

Much Love! xo