Susan's surgery took 6 hours; it just finished about 4. Dr. C. said she went through it very well (good vitals, respiration, etc.). She'll be in ICU and intubated at least overnight. Then it's up to her constitution to direct her recovery. (2-4 weeks here.) We will be able to see her in a few minutes. She is very, very asleep. She needs the rest.
The process concluded as a success! The parts removed were those planned. The tumor gave the doctors a lot of "negative margins." That means she thinks she got it all. The tumor didn't act up like a sarcoma can. There was no massive bleeding. The ileostomy was installed perfectly. Dr. C. was very pleased with her stability and strength during the surgery.
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