surgery for my husband is set for May 1st

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Ruthmomto4
Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member

It’s going to be  a bit easier he is going to ablate (burn) the tumor in the hard to resect lobe. This much less invasive and traumatic to his system. Then he will resect the area of the liver with the larger tumor, hoping there is no scar tissue it should not be too difficult. He is hoping this way he won’t need to rebuild any bile ducts and a very tiny chance of needing a drain this way. So that’s much better.  He will still put in the hepatic artery infusion pump and he will receive chemo in that for 6 months, as well as repeating the systemic chemo again. He should be in the hospital for 5 days.  

i wasnt able to go with him today I had no coverage for our autistic son  so I was very nervois but it seemed to go well.


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  • airborne72
    airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    There you go!

    It was only days ago when your future looked so dark.  Now there is a light.  Stay positive and committed.

    Still praying for you.

    Jim

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    There you go!

    It was only days ago when your future looked so dark.  Now there is a light.  Stay positive and committed.

    Still praying for you.

    Jim

    I know!

    what difference time and second opinions can make! I am nervous but I feel we actualky have a future together again. 

    I hope you are feeling well and recovering nicely from your surgery!

     

    thank you Jim!

  • Pamcakes
    Pamcakes Member Posts: 112 Member
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    So Happy tonhear your update!

    So Happy tonhear your update!

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    That sounds positive! Good

    That sounds positive! Good for him!

    Jan

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Encouraging News!

    Wonderful the appointment went well Ruth and there is a comprehensive plan! Deep breaths preparing for May 1... 

    Cindy

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Pamcakes said:

    So Happy tonhear your update!

    So Happy tonhear your update!

    Thank you!

    feeling much about this plan than the last one!

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    JanJan63 said:

    That sounds positive! Good

    That sounds positive! Good for him!

    Jan

    Thank you Jan!

    i hope you are resting! 

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Thank you Cindy!

    I feel much better about this plan it’s less risky!

  • BRHMichigan
    BRHMichigan Member Posts: 368
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    Great news, Ruth!

    So happy you have a plan now. Onward and upward. I try to remember every day is such a gift after this diagnosis. Amazing what our bodies can endure. 

    Hope you rest well now.  --Beth

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Great news, Ruth!

    So happy you have a plan now. Onward and upward. I try to remember every day is such a gift after this diagnosis. Amazing what our bodies can endure. 

    Hope you rest well now.  --Beth

    Thank you Beth

    I am hoping this puts cancer a few steps behind us for a while. I am worried about you, I hope you get some good answers from your oncologist soon. 

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    So glad

    So glad that you and your husband got some positive news  and a workable plan to deal with the liver tumors. 

    Grace/lizard44

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Wonderful

    I've been thinking about you and this is good news.  Where are you having this done?  I'm glad that they have a plan for him.  Sounds like things are going in the right direction.  You sound so much better in this post.  It's so difficult when things are so up in the air and no one is giving you answers.  I'm so glad that this will all be behind you soon.  Praying for the best outcome.

    Kim

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,152 Member
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    Glad to hear the happy news.

    Glad to hear the happy news.

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 784 Member
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    Positive news.....prayers

    Positive news.....prayers sent your way.

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    lizard44 said:

    So glad

    So glad that you and your husband got some positive news  and a workable plan to deal with the liver tumors. 

    Grace/lizard44

    Thank you so much Grace!!!!!

    We are excited, but nervous!

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Wonderful

    I've been thinking about you and this is good news.  Where are you having this done?  I'm glad that they have a plan for him.  Sounds like things are going in the right direction.  You sound so much better in this post.  It's so difficult when things are so up in the air and no one is giving you answers.  I'm so glad that this will all be behind you soon.  Praying for the best outcome.

    Kim

    Thank you Kim!

    i know it’s still a big surgery but it’s no where near as risky as he first planned so we are both better. It’s nice to see an end for a while in sight. He is having his surgery in NYC at MSK, with Dr Peter Kingham.

  • Ruthmomto4
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    abita said:

    Glad to hear the happy news.

    Glad to hear the happy news.

    Thank you abita!

    we are both happy!

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Thank you Sandy!

    prayers are always good and appreciated!

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Great news!

    I know how silly that must sound to some. Plesed about surgery. But, when you've been told no surgery, and surgery is your best bet, then it IS good news. 

    I have it down on the calendar and will be sending prayers and good vibes all the way. 

    Tru

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    Great news!

    I know how silly that must sound to some. Plesed about surgery. But, when you've been told no surgery, and surgery is your best bet, then it IS good news. 

    I have it down on the calendar and will be sending prayers and good vibes all the way. 

    Tru

    I know!

    it is weird to get excited about surgery but I know most here understand. Thank you Tru!!! I hope your wrist is healing well!