Aug 01, 2013 - 2:38 pm
My husband was discharged yesterday. He came home wearing the drainage bag which is Draining bile. Today it is draining a lot more than when he was in the hospital. Anyone have any experience with this? How long did you have to have the drain? Is this a serious thing? I'm worried as Dr said it means the bile duct has a leak. Thank you!
Hello- I haven't posted in ages, but I stalk frequently and find your support, advice and info so helpful. My husband, stage iv, dx sept 09, just completed his 2nd liver resection. i don't know where to begin. I guess all the anticipation and stress leading up to this has found me and I am freaking out today about what's next. I've been pretty calm the past couple months as my husband was doing well after finishing the chemo before this surgery. Now he needs to recover from this and face the next step. Question- who has had to do mop up chemo after 2nd liver resection? Also he has two spots in his lungs. They are talking about lung resection next. Which I knew we were doing but had no idea when. Anyone have lung surgery after liver? If so, how long after the liver? What was the lung surgery and recovery like compared to liver? Finally, after being the caregiver for almost 4 years along with having 3 children and teaching kindergarten along the way, I think I am ready to snap. I can't wrap my head around starting a new school year in 3 weeks knowing all we have to face and not knowing the unknown. What should I do??? I've already taken family medical leave twice. I could try to work a half time position, or take a one year leave of absence, or maybe go for substitute teaching. My head and my body can not handle the stress of starting a new year. Besides this I was recently dx with fibromyalgia Which causes me a lot of pain and sleep disturbances. Thank you all for listening and I send much love and healing energy to everyone. I appreciate any comments and suggestions. Thank you so much! Alex