More good news peeps - Teddi is down one more wired connection (each one is a step in the right direction!) and has been moved out of the ICU (1 nurse/patient) to the ICU2/HDU (1 nurse/two patients). It is much quieter there, so we hope she'll get some sleep! She was a bit exhausted yesterday, but remains strong and upbeat, remarking on how much better she feels than she expected.
Yesterday, we had to skip a chemo treatment due to low blood count, but they will likely try again today (nuke the bastards!). This will be post surgery chemo treatment 2 of 5 - and will kill off any remaining tumour cells.
Teddi's been able to get her phone back, so send her some LOVE - audio & video messages are best (but don't expect any replies or phone calls just yet! And try to make your message free of any questions that she has to reply to - send questions to me!). This also means she can access entertainment and some distraction from the discomfort - hooray! We've had a stack of folks offer external hard-drives full of media options - thanks heaps for your help!
Her pain remains well controlled, and is most intense in her left diaphragm region, where they scraped away scarring/tumour. She'll keep the epidural for a few more days, but then will transition to other pain management options - this could be a rough transition, so I'll be sure to stay on-top of the doctors.
On the topic of pain and comfort - she'll start reflexology massages today, which made a huge difference for her recovery and comfort last time. A GIANT thank-you to the close family friends who have donated some funds for these massages - you have made a tangible difference for Teddi during this difficult time!