Mar 05, 2011 - 3:37 pm
I haven't been on the site in a very long time....taking care of someone who has stomach cancer is a 24 hours type of job. The advice I received on the board site was so helpful.
My brother had early stage signet ring cells cancer in the stomach found in June of last year. In Aug he underwent a partical gasteromy. It was sucessful. However, my brother had healing and wound complications that were a nightmare experience.
About two weeks after the surgery his wound opened up from the wound pump on the incinsion. His wound dehiesce and the bowels were exposed. He had a huge doctor design wound colostmy over the his entire abdomen. This went on till Feb 1st of this year when my brother had the reconstructive surgery. Finally this week he was able to return home a almost 6 months time in medical care facilities.
I can breathe a sigh a relief.... but I am wondering now ....if the cancer might come back what are the odds that he was cure? When can I feel like he beat this disease 1 yr, 3 yr, 5yrs....etc
Again to all on the board keeping praying and don't give up hope there are so many new things in the medical field.
God Bless All