Aug 15, 2009 - 9:28 pm
Just wanted to update everyone on our status. Jeff has been home one week today from the hospital and doing so much better, you would never know he was knocking on heavens door about 2 weeks ago. He wasn't eating nothing but vegatables until thursday, when his surgeon took out his feeding tube and said eat whatever you feel like. He has truly done that and he has truly learned that he cannot eat like he use to, he has to eat small meals about 6 times a day, which is fine. I am glad he is eating. He is still hurting and will it has not even been one month since surgery, I still have to help him, but not like I did. I plan to return to work on September 1, but am going to work evening shift until we get through with the doctorss so i can be home with him in the mornings. I have never worked evening shift so this will be a new experience for me too. We go to the onocologist on the 26th of this month so we will be awaiting what will come next. I have had to ask myself several times, if i could do this again, my answer to me is at least i would know what to expect next time, but i certainly hope that "MOE DOESN'T HAVE TO PULL OUT HER BIG GIRL PANTIES" AND HER "WALKING SHOES" again, but if that time came I certainly would, who would ever think that my husband would be diagnosed with cancer. When we were born, we couldn't wait to be 13 to be a teenager, whew !! then it was 16 to drive a car, and then 18 to be adult and not told what to do, then 21 so we could do what others did, and then our years just added on, but I don't ever remember waiting to have this ugly disease we call "CANCER" i don't think growing up we ever could wait to get this. Somewhere in our books this was left out, I guess GOD gives it to special people that know they can do it, and keep going, wow did he ever, I lost alot of sleepless nights, crying, and just wondering what was going to happen next. We all need to look around and if just one person is asking for help we need to say a prayer, don't ever say we might not need it, cause someday we just might.
If I can help anyone on this site and explain surgery, of EC or effects or anything please don't hesitate to write me.
A very good cancer friend of mine has this quote: "ITS NOT ABOUT WAITING FOR A STORM TO PASS ITS ABOUT LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN"