Dad went out for breakfast! Good Day!

So Dad, just a few days shy of 2 months post-op, went out with a buddy (or two) for breakfast. Had a cup of coffee AND a cup of sausage gravy. Text from him: "Now I know what it feels like to overindulge." Just lethargic and heavy until it passes. (Hmmm, like eating too much for a holiday dinner? It is just a different size meal.)

He went to the wound specialist and got a topical antibiotic for his opened incision - no abscess and no infection and they dug about 1/2" deep and was all clear.

I guess we don't have an answer of why it opened up, but if they aren't concerned about it, then it is just another corner we have to go through.

(Funny, I always get sick when I see the s-corners on road signs...These types of corners for us all should be outlawed!) But I am grateful to have dad be on this windy road to recovery.

I continue to say prayers for all the ones that are just joining us on this journey and know that you are not alone. I have learned this early on.

God Bless,
Daughter of Roy
DX 06/17/11
Ivor Lewis Robotically 10/07/11


  • sandy1943
    sandy1943 Member Posts: 824
    So good Roy could go out for
    So good Roy could go out for breakfast with friends. It feels so good when we can put some normalsy back in our lives. I don't think I could have eaten a cup of sausage gravy at two months post op. Way to go Roy!
  • Heeran
    Heeran Member Posts: 171
    That is great. How amazing that must have been for your father to travel the journey of diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and then pulling through and eating with his buddies. I would love for my mom to have that day one day.
  • TerryV
    TerryV Member Posts: 887
    HOORAY! for Breakfast with friends
    I bet your dad's spirts were really boosted by his morning out. That's a great move forward for Roy.

    Our prayers for continued improvement - no matter how slowly - are there, Beth. We are with you every step of the way. Nick is just days away from being 3 months past surgery. I can't imagine where the time has gone. All those fears and all the worry - not a distant memory yet, but finally a memory - NOT a daily! :) It will happen for your family too.

    Love & Hugs,