Hello Family and friends!
Just wanted to let everyone know that Gina is out of surgery and in recovery. We are not able to see her for about another hour, but we were able to talk to both surgeons. The surgery went very well! There were no complications and everything went as excepted. They were able to test two lymph nodes and they came out clear. That was exactly what we wanted to hear!! That means the cancer has not spread. Her parents feel lots of relief and are very thankful for all the love and support Gina has received!
Please no visitors at this time. I will post all the needed information when Gina is ready for visitors.
Gina keeps telling all of the nurses and hospital staff that she is “Strong like Bull.” That could not be any more true!! She is beyond strong and taking this like a champ. She got moved to her hospital room around 3:00. At that point she was awake and her vibrant self. She was joking and making us all laugh, but trying to not make herself laugh because it hurts her when she laughs. The pain started kicking in about 30 minutes later, it hurts her tramendously to breathe, but she is hanging in there. She even got up out of the bed (with some help) and walked on her own to the restroom. She then asked the nurse if she could walk to the wall of her room and back just to get practice walking. The nurse and I were so impressed!! She hated the liquid diet, so she was beyond excited when the nurse approved her to eat solid foods. I don’t think Gina has ever been so excited for pork, mashed potatoes, and green beans in her life! Now it is just the pain game and keeping her pain managed so she can sleep and stay relatively comfortable. She is such a fighter and hanging in there.
Gina is still not ready for visitors, but I will let you know as soon as she is!
Goodnight Team Grosso! Talk to you in the morning ❤️
Gina and I are sitting here in the hospital room hoping they did not forget about us. Yesterday there were nurses in here all throughout the day, but today they have seemed to disappear. I just opened the door hoping to spark their memory haha
Last night was the most normal things have felt in a long time. We Uber Eats Thai food and watched a movie. Oh and by “watched” I mean we started the movie, got bored of it, and put Married at First Sight on the iPad instead. It was a good old fashion sleep over, except I was sleeping on a tiny hospital couch and Gina was in a hospital bed. All was good until she started itching again. Turns out Gina’s body jut can’t handle the Oxy. She is on different meds now, so the itch is officially gone!!!
Right now we are eating lunch and anxiously waiting for the surgeon to come check on Gina so she can be discharged. She is beyond ready to go home… so the waiting game continues.
Thanks for all of the support team Grosso!
Gina has offically been discharged from the hospital and has found a cozy spot on her sisters couch.
She is so excited to be out of the hospital but ready for the pain to stop.
Morning update: I wish it was a better update, but poor Gina is miserable 😢. She had a really really rough night. The meds have started to make her very nauseous, so now on top of all the pain, she is throwing up. Which causes more pain. It is just a horrible cycle. The Dr. just prescribed some anti nausea meds, so we are hoping those will help. If not, Gina wants to try and go without the pain meds. Even when she “feels like death” she is so freaking strong!!
Due to how miserable Gina is feeling right now, she has requested no visitors. Hopefully my next update will be much more positive 🤞 I will let everyone know when she is feeling up to visitors.