The surgery went well enough medically, if not aesthetically. I unfortunately had a very bad reaction to the antibiotics - which I thought for several days was the flu, so it took a while and increasing symptoms before we figured out the source and stopped the medication. Since then I have been feeling considerably better, and have been slowly recovering.
I had been hoping to recover more quickly, and to be less laid low by this surgery, but I guess the body does not take well to having two major surgeries in as many months. So I must take it slow and deal with the frustrations of the many limitations... again with the no driving and no spinning and no picking things up when I clumsily drop them (and those ballroom dancing lessons may have to wait...)!
Pathology report is back - unfortunately, it pretty much confirms what we already suspected, which is that it's an agressive grower that has spread throughout the lymphatic system and body. It will take a while for me to be able to have a talk with my oncologist about what that means for my treatment - I assume nothing pleasant.
But in the meantime, I will have a little while to just sit and recover, and to look forward to Shepherd's Harvest Festival, where I will have the chance to spend a bit of time with my fiber friends. See you there!!