I forgot to up-date last week. Mom was released after only 6 days in the hospital. She continues to get her strength back each day. She had her post-op appointment last Friday and he says she is doing good. The surgeon removed the one stitch where the drain tube was and that made a world of difference as it was catching on her jammies every time she moved. Her voice has been a little raspy but that is improving as well. The doc said some people have it for a few days and some it lasts longer. I think she sounds normal now and looks just fab! She will be seeing her oncologist (cancer doc) this week and we will find out what the pathology found from the lobe they removed. She has one microscopic spot left on the lymph node that may require chemo but the surgeon said it is so tiny and not to worry about it. Apparently there is a cancer treatment that is a shot she may be able to get for that little spot. I hate to see her have to go through chemo. But the oncologist is the captain of this ship and she will do what ever he recommends.