Jul 30, 2011 - 9:50 pm
Bill had his esophagectomy 3 months ago and has actually had his j-tube removed because he was eating well on his own. He has not had to have chemo or radiation since they caught his cancer so early. But he is having such a hard time getting his strength up. He is literally exhausted when he does the least little thing. He is 74, so we know it will be harder to get strong again because of his age. But it is alarming to see how little he can do right now. Is this normal? How long does it take to start doing things again? We were told that he would be very tired after surgery, and he was in the hospital for 35 days with several setbacks, but I just don't know whether to be concerned or not at this point. I know this seems like a trivial problem after all some of you have gone through, but you have all been very helpful to us in the past. I'm sure some of you have had a similar experience. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
PS- I pray for all of you every night. Our faith has kept us going through some very bad days and I know the Lord will be with all of you through your difficult times.