Jan 25, 2012 - 11:48 am
I haven't been on this board much the past week as I have been busy with Mom and Dad. I feel almost guilty writing how well my Dad is doing. I am home today, back to work. I was with him for a week and very happy to be able to do that.
Dad has his entire stomach removed and about 2-5 cm of the esophagus. The tumor was actually at the top of the stomach. They found cancer in 4-5 lymph nodes right along the stomach. His surgery was last Tuesday and his recovery had been almost perfect. I feel so grateful in a way I have never felt before. I also feel like I've aged 10 years. It's something else having to take care of your parents - wow. I think he will be going home tomorrow. My Mom is taking everything not so well. A lot of my time was trying to keep her going. Now I am looking for diet information and other helpful hints for recovery at home.
Thanks for reading, everyone.