Michelle's surgery went well but it wasn't quite as positive as we had hoped - but also (at least thus far) not as bad as it could have been. The mass had continued to grow and attached itself to her colon, bladder, and other parts of the pelvis.They were able to remove the mass with the da Vinci robot rather than needing to make an incision.
The mass was about the size of a small cantaloupe. Michelle, in her usual manner, looked at this with humor and named it "Lola". It appears to be primarily endometriosis but also seems to contain some dead or dying cancer cells. At this point,we don't know what type of cancer it is - metastasis of the colon cancer, ovarian cancer or some other new cancer. And,we don't know how prevalent the cells were. Michelle is already creating her list of questions to ask the doctor.
She is finally in her room at CTCA and we are all resting comfortably as exhaustion is finally setting in. We are hopeful that she can head home tomorrow.
More to come...