Davinci surgery Thursday

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My husband goes in to have the primary cancer, which was found on the right side of the base of his tongue removed using the Davinci robot on Thursday and to get the feeding tube placed. We have been anxiously awaiting getting started, now I have to admit it is all getting so real. I guess it is time to saddle up and be strong for my beloved husband. We are going to whip the darn C and whip it until it quits. I am looking forward to the day we will get to post NED. Thanks everyone for you support and encouragement.
Vivian

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  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    Vivian
    Know how you feel, I was all about getting the show on the road after getting my dx. You will beat this together. Prayers will be with you both on Thursday.
  • cureitall66
    cureitall66 Member Posts: 913
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    Amen....
    We'll get there one day at a time. Will be thinking of you Thursday too : )
  • osmotar
    osmotar Member Posts: 1,006
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    Best wishes
    Best wishes for the upcoming surgery and treatment , I've read you past post .stay positive keep a good attitude.

    Blessings and light

    Linda
  • Hard12Find
    Hard12Find Member Posts: 218 Member
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    Best wishes Vivian, be
    Best wishes Vivian, be tough.
    Jim
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    the time has come
    Hi Vivian,

    Sounds like you’re locked and loaded.

    I hear great things about the da Vinci Surgical Robot. Matter-of-fact I listened to a program on NPR last week and when they mentioned da Vinci, I listened.

    You both will be finished with this stuff in no time.

    Good luck and God bless.

    Matt
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    Best wishes Vivian, be
    Best wishes Vivian, be tough.
    Jim

    Faith
    sending prayers for your husband for his surgury on Thursday
    have faith and stay positive and God will see him through.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    All Right!!
    Now the show is on the road....step by step, that's the only way to get this done...soon it will all be in your rear view mirror.

    p
  • Billie67
    Billie67 Member Posts: 898
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    All Right!!
    Now the show is on the road....step by step, that's the only way to get this done...soon it will all be in your rear view mirror.

    p

    Good news
    I know once things get started it's a little more comforting. Wishing a good successful surgery and easy healing.
    Placement of the PEG is the easy part, just a little tenderness in the belly for a few days is all.
    Keep us posted and know we are thinking of you.
    Billie
  • VanessaSLO
    VanessaSLO Member Posts: 283
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    Billie67 said:

    Good news
    I know once things get started it's a little more comforting. Wishing a good successful surgery and easy healing.
    Placement of the PEG is the easy part, just a little tenderness in the belly for a few days is all.
    Keep us posted and know we are thinking of you.
    Billie

    Step by step...
    Take one day at a time. Slowly, but surely, you will get your NED, I strongly believe that. Keep us posted!! My prayers are with you and your husband!!!
  • ToBeGolden
    ToBeGolden Member Posts: 695
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    Cargiver
    I know that it was (and still is) harder on my wife than it is on me. Caregivers have as much to do with the success of the treatment as the healthcare team. We (patients) appreciate you (caregivers). Rick.
  • Sam999
    Sam999 Member Posts: 319 Member
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    Cargiver
    I know that it was (and still is) harder on my wife than it is on me. Caregivers have as much to do with the success of the treatment as the healthcare team. We (patients) appreciate you (caregivers). Rick.

    Best wishes, thoughts and
    Best wishes, thoughts and prayers for the surgery and treatment. Take one day at time, before you know it, you will be posting ned results,
  • VivianLee5689
    VivianLee5689 Member Posts: 546
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    Sam999 said:

    Best wishes, thoughts and
    Best wishes, thoughts and prayers for the surgery and treatment. Take one day at time, before you know it, you will be posting ned results,

    Thanks everyone
    I am doing my last day at work before my family medical leave. I have decided only to work one day a week while my husband is going through the treatments. The fall is generally the most stressful time of the year at work and I tend to put in a lot of extra hours and take a lot of anxiety home. My husband and I agreed that I didn't need that extra stress as I have already been a basket case at times since the diagnosis. I take blood pressure medicine, but when I checked my blood pressure it was 154 over 101 even with the meds. This is taking its toll. I am happy not to have the stress of work to add to it.
  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
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    Thanks everyone
    I am doing my last day at work before my family medical leave. I have decided only to work one day a week while my husband is going through the treatments. The fall is generally the most stressful time of the year at work and I tend to put in a lot of extra hours and take a lot of anxiety home. My husband and I agreed that I didn't need that extra stress as I have already been a basket case at times since the diagnosis. I take blood pressure medicine, but when I checked my blood pressure it was 154 over 101 even with the meds. This is taking its toll. I am happy not to have the stress of work to add to it.

    Good luck
    to your both on Thursday, you will be fine and your husband is at the starting gate, which is where we all wanted to get to so we could fight this battle. You both are in our prayers.
  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
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    Modern Technology
    and God guiding the Surgeon's hands will bring him through successfully. Best wishes