Clovice actually spoke to Laurie today. She is in some pain, as one would expect after a full hysterectomy. Some good news items:
- The teaching hospital was so appalled with the treatment Laurie received at the emergency room she first went to they decided to waive ALL FEES – including post-op care. Yes, there is a God…
- This teaching hospital is one of the finest in the world for the care she requires
- The surgeon believes he got all the cancer
- This type of cancer requires no further treatment past surgical removal – therefore, no chemo and no radiation
Evidently, there was a non-malignant tumor also present which they removed which was causing an infection in her uterus (the cause of her pain?). They removed the tumor and she’s on a course of antibiotics. Laurie will be monitored closely to make sure she’s cancer-free.
It’s great news Laurie has recieved such wonderful care at an affordable price. However, health care like this should be a right and not a privilege for every American.