Nov 14, 2009 - 6:13 pm
God is Good---all of the time.
I hope I am not reapeating myself---but here is some info...
The Dr cautions that it is a very complicated surgery "just about the most complicated one we do here except for heart surgery!" Dad would be in the hospital for about 10 days. He would have a feeding tube in for a month, but may be able to take liquids in a week or two and then gradually try other foods.
My dad was a little surprised that he would have to be checked frequently for recurrence indefinitely – he naively-optimistically thought surgery was the last hurdle. I hate that he has to go through this. He is so full of life, everyone is surprised he has cancer—especially esophageal cancer! When he seemed a little down, I told him about our CSN buddy Mr. Bill Marshall and how it’s been 6+ years and he’s still around! HW was also surprised at the difference in eating that would occur after surgery. I have shared this info a little at a time with them, but I think they are overwhelmed.
I may need to contact some you for more info as we go along (seriously).
(not so seriously)----as far as the BIG girl panties----I don’t mind lace---but don’t want those kind that DON'T have “coverage in the back”---if you know what I mean!!! Haha... I am actually seeing the possibility that my dad can BEAT this thing! I am trying to ignore statistics (my scientific brain) and trust in the Lord above and accept his plan for all of us. I love that I can help my parents out when they need it.
thanks to al on this site.