Post surgery update

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Phil64
Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
edited February 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Well I'm typing in this update from my I Phone. The surgery was a success. The doctor told me he looked all through my abdomen and did an ultrasound of the liver. Only the single tumor was found and removed. No need to remove my gallbladder either. 

 

Once again the epidural is working some magic -- no pain. I have been extremely tired and still haven't walked yet. I did get up and out of bed for a bit. And that felt good to do.

 

My wife Connie and brother George went to eat lunch so I thought I would use this quiet time to post this quick update. 

 

Thank you all for the prayers and positive energy. Please keep the prayer power flowing, it truly does make a difference.

 

I really want them to remove the drain from my stomach. It is very uncomfortable and it's hurting my throat but I know they will do what's best.

 

All the nurses and aids are awesome and we are being treated very nicely. And I think I received a frequent flyer perk - I'm in my own room.

 

God bless you all.

 

Sincerely,

 

Philip

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  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member
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    hey you

    so glad you are feeling like posting thanks for the update i have been thinking of you.sounds like all went well in surgery and i sure will keep the prayers flowing get some rest and dont forget to walk....Godbless....johnnybegod

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
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    Good to see you! Prayers are
    Good to see you! Prayers are still coming...hang in there and feel better soon!! Take advantage of all those "free" saltines and Graham crackers :)
  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
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    oops

    Double post..oops!

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
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    and

    Triple...or three times the prayers

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
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    Thanks for posting. I was

    Thanks for posting. I was surprised to see you posting this soon. Great news. The tube will come out soon. I will continue to pray for you.

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    Wow, you rock, Phil!

    Already posting and changing your profile pic...I'm impressed!  Cancer has a serious fight on its grubby mitts with you, dude.

    So glad that there was just the one spot, too.  That's excellent news.

    Now keep on getting better and get home soon.   

    Hugs and healing thoughts~AA

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169 Member
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    Hey Phil.  I'm not surprised

    Hey Phil.  I'm not surprised that you came through it with flying colors.  Hope you get home soon.  So glad that it went well.

  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
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    Dear Phil,

    As hard as it is now, I wish you a quick recovery.

    Laz

  • Goldie1
    Goldie1 Member Posts: 264 Member
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    Go Phil Go!

    Heal well and wishing you all the best during recovery!  

    Ellen

  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324 Member
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    lp1964 said:

    Dear Phil,

    As hard as it is now, I wish you a quick recovery.

    Laz

    Phil

    Glad to see you post & even with a smile on your face! Such good news from the doc & I hope your healing will be swift & as painless as possible.

    Luv,

    Wolfen

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Just look at that lovely smile

    'You're the man!'

    Loving your post op picture. How wonderful to 'see' you. And wonderful to hear your good report. 

    Don't you worry, prayers will continute to flow your way. 

    You have made my day. I am shedding tears of joy for you. 

  • Momof2plusteentwins
    Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 509 Member
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    Philip
    Love the picture. I'm so happy that there was only one spot. When I had my surgery my Md also did an ultrasound while in surgery. It's a good feeling knowing that it was only one spot and an ultrasound proved it. I hope you get stronger everyday and feel better surgery is over.
    Sandy
  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    You are amazing, Phil!  So

    You are amazing, Phil!  So happy for the good news....one spot.  Be assured of continued prayers. Enjoy the epidural; hope the drain is out soon.

    Glad that you are now in the recovery phase.

    CM

     

  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467 Member
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    Great

    Phil glad to hear thing are going well.

    Heal fast and be pain free would be my wish for you.

    Peace

    Art

  • UncleBuddy
    UncleBuddy Member Posts: 1,019 Member
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    Great news!

    Feel better soon.

    Lin

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
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    Good to hear from you

    Hey Phil - so glad it went well and is done.  Best on your recovery.  You look pretty good in the pic.  Not bad for a surgery picture. 

    Keep us posted.

    Take care of yourself.

  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
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    Excellent

    So wonderful it was in just one spot!  Whooo Hooo.

    You should be up and walking the next day with no problem.  I remember walking the first day on my last liver surgery but only because I was confused from the drugs and thought it was the second day, otherwise I would have stayed in bed!

    Do your walking, get plenty of rest, use the pain relief they provide, drink plenty of fluids, and we'll see you out of there in a few days.

    Winter Marie

  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Excellent

    So wonderful it was in just one spot!  Whooo Hooo.

    You should be up and walking the next day with no problem.  I remember walking the first day on my last liver surgery but only because I was confused from the drugs and thought it was the second day, otherwise I would have stayed in bed!

    Do your walking, get plenty of rest, use the pain relief they provide, drink plenty of fluids, and we'll see you out of there in a few days.

    Winter Marie

    Piece of cake!  

    Piece of cake!