Tricia is out of surgery. Dr. Lin said that the surgery itself only took about 20 minutes. She was in the pre-op room for a long while, and then in the OR for a while as they examined the cells to make sure they were what they needed.
She is awake in the OR recovery room now and has already spoken with Dr. Lin. She will be brought back up to her room instead of going to the ICU (which, seriously, is the biggest praise ever). She has only one chest tube, which is also a good thing.
Dr. Lin said that the first examination of the cells shows that they are atypical, which probably means cancer. The full diagnosis won't be until Monday, but to be honest, now that we're past a successful biopsy, we're breathing much easier.
Thank you so much for all of your prayer and support these past few days. The next big thing for Tricia will be getting the chest tube removed, which is a quick, but very unpleasant procedure, and then hopefully learning the diagnosis and suggested treatment and getting out of the hospital.