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VivianLee5689
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Well we just received confirmation of David's BOT surgery, using the Davinci robot for tomorrow. We are to be at UK hospital at 5:45 for an 8:20 surgery. Hopefully the second time is a charm, since last week we thought he would have surgery only to find out they had rescheduled and not told us. I am a little worried about the surgery, but overall thankful that we are getting the ball rolling. I keep telling myself that this too shall pass. We are going to be ok, it's just going to be something we will be doing for a while.

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ratface
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I would gladly trade a week of insanity for the opportunity for surgery with the Davinci robot. I remember reading your post last week and how awful that anxiety was for you. This is relatively recent and new technology and those surgeons trained on it are few and far between but they are really good at what they do. AT one of my SPHONC meetings we had a trained davinci surgeon as a guest speaker and he showed us a play by play of the actual procedure. It's incredible and effective. So glad he is getting this treatment.

ditto1
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green light to get his treatment started. Prayers at night for both of you.

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hwt
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God Bless!

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phrannie51
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it's about time, right? :) Will be sending tons of positive mojo your way....(and prayers, too)....the surgery he's having is right out of space age technology.....I'm so glad he's getting the absolute best there is to get.

p

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Tonsil Dad
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A Prayer before surgery.

Almighty God,
You know my inmost being,
the secrets of my body and soul.
Fill my heart with trust,
even as I fear,
and bless the surgeons and nurses
and all who work to help and care.
Be near, gently sustaining me,
and supporting them in their skills.

Amen.

God bless
Tonsil dad

Dan.

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Pumakitty
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I am glad you finally got a date. Prayers the surgery goes as planned. My thoughts are with you and David.

Kathy

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Tim6003
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You are that much closer to looking back and being able to say "we passed" ...

Whispered a prayer all goes well...and more coming each day.

Best,

Tim

Hard12Find
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Best wishes for Dave and you.
Jim

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CivilMatt
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Vivian,

This time tomorrow the surgery will all be behind you. Better to get the ball rolling and get back to living well.

Best,

Matt

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osmotar
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for tomorrows surgery.

Linda

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Billie67
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So happy for you, I know last week was such a let down. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers. Please update us as soon as you are able so we knowhow well it went.
Take good care.
Billie

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luv4lacrosse
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Good luck on the surgery, and a prayer from my family to yours is headed your way.

Best

Mike

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nick770
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Best of luck for a swift accurate successful surgery

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VanessaSLO
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Vivian, my prayers are with you! I know everything will be just fine! Doctors know what they're doing and they will do the best they can! Surgery is the first step to defeat this beast!
Positive thinkink and good vibes come from SLO to UK :)))

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ToBeGolden
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the surgery will be history. Remember to take care of yourself. I think the caregiver suffers more than the patient. After all, the hospital staff will care for David; but you must take care of yourself. (I should have said this to my wife last November.) Rick.

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VivianLee5689
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Thanks everyone for your encouragement, prayers and support. We will be at the hospital in an hour. As much as I wish all this were just a dream, I am glad things are starting to move. I am so tired of seeing my husband in pain and looking so distressed. I know we have several more months of this, but at least things are happening now. I will update a little later today while I'm at the hospital. What else am I going to do right?

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cureitall66
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Each step is a step closer to recovering...

I'll be watching for your email.

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Skiffin16
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Hopes and dreams.....

I'm really looking forward to hearing word on success and positive future.

best,
John

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VivianLee5689
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. David's two hour surgery turned in to four. The doctor thinks he got all of the primary tumor. David's throat swelled a lot so they are leaving him intubated and in ICU for a while. I haven't seen him since 7:45 thus morning and I am ready to see him. The doctor said he was going to discuss davids case with the oncology board. He is concerned he may have to go in and do the neck dissection before radiation and chemo.

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hwt
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Happy to hear that the surgery is over and successful. Will keep David in my prayers.

boardwalkgirl
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Glad he is out of surgery and things are going ok. Hope you can see him soon. I will continue praying for both of you.

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Pumakitty
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Thank you for letting us know how it went. It is good to hear that thye may have gotten all of the tumor. I am sure you are more then ready to see him. Thoughts and prayers still coming your way.

Kathy

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