Oct 15, 2011 - 2:38 pm
Just a short note to thank everyone for their prayers and support. I was released from the hospital last night after my 2nd small intestine surgery within the past month. I have started catching up reading posts.......ERICA AN JOHN.......CONGRATULATIONS ON JOHNS FOLLOWUP. I REJOICE WITH YOU.
I thought my ordeal was winding down but appears to be just another start over again. When I went for this last surgery, they told me I had a severe heart attack and gave me about a 40% chance of surviving the surgery. Turned out that the heart attack was caused by stopping my Plavix (Blood Thinner) before my first surgery at Moffit.
In any case I did survive with a new list of scheduled followups, to include a pathology review. Seems that the cancer Brandon Regional found was a primary cancer of the pancreas rather than the esophagus.
I think everything is really a moot point at this time since any type of cancer running wild in the abdominal cavity can't be good.
I'll take it one day at a time, trust in the Lord and end enjoy as much time as I can with with my wonderful family. I'll post more detailed information when I get a little more strength back.