Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tumor House is Closing

This man is having surgery tomorrow.
This man is so calm, it's frightening.

We are due at the hospital tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. I imagine the surgery will start about 11 am. Surgeon said it would take an hour; resident said it would take 2 hours. This will be an out-patient surgery to remove the Schwanie-man from his body. Actually it's a Schwannoma, a tumor that is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells, which normally produce the insulating myelin sheath covering peripheral nerves.

Schwanie-man is a family joke. Christy's husband worked out of city and sometimes out of state when they were first married. When she found out she was pregnant, she was asked who the father was . . . she said the Schwanie-man since she saw him more than her husband.

So after tomorrow, the Tobias Tumor House officially closes. No more stinkin' tumors will be allowed!

That's my cat, Whiskers, on Vic's lap. Doesn't he look comfy? Both cats find human laps the best place to rest or sleep. They will probably have a hard time this week . . Vic will be off, but no cat's on his lap due to the location of the surgical site. Poor kitties. Poor Vic.

This weekend was the best! Sun was shinning, I pulled weeds in a little area and then planted some new flowers in this area. I've missed these simple things of life.



  1. Very good luck to Vic today.
    I agree that all tumors are banished from the Tobias home!
    You both have shown such strength and courage through all this mess.
    I applaud you.

    It's a happy day!

    Hugs to you both.


  2. Best wishes - I'll be thinking of you.

  3. Thank you ladies!!

    It's so great to have support - even long distance - while sitting in the waiting room. Did I tell you that I hate waiting? Hmmm, seems like I did.