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Craig Update

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eric38
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F.Y.I. for those to whom it may concern, I have to postpone my visit for a day because Craig`s wife said he is in alot of pain and wouldn`t be very good company. He said he wanted to see me and hated to tell me no but he is looking forward to a visit tomorrow and he thinks he`ll be feeling better by then. If not, there is always Monday. But I will get in to see him.
Eric

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AceSFO
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but at least he's in there where they can give him IV painkillers. Did she say any more about the surgery itself?
Thanks for all you're doing for him and for us-

Adrian

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Shayenne
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They control his pain well, I hate hearing someone is suffering, I'll be looking forward to when you can see him, can't rush his recovery, but it will just take time for him to heal, I'd probably wait on even visiting till he is truly feeling better, which may even take a couple of weeks.

Hugsss!
~Donna

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eric38
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I haven`t heard any details about the surgery yet.
I`ll have to find that out later.
Eric

Fight for my love
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Thank you very much,Eric.I understand the situation.The first night and the first day after surgery are always hardest because of the severe pain.I hope the nurses and the doctors will do a good job to control his pain and the pain will go away very soon.Thank you for your update,Eric.Take care.

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Hey Eric,

Thank you for updating us. Please inform us how Craig is doing. I hope he'll overcome this soon, and by the time he blinks two, it will be all a past nightmare. I wish him all the best! And I wish you guys all the best as well!
Take care,
Sophie

Devasted
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Thanks for checking on Craig. When you visit tell him
we're thinking of him. Nice to see you back, too!

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Eric, thanks for the update

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I thought di vinci was supposed to diminish the pain. Oh well, I guess if we've been where he's been, a little pain goes along way. Wait, I have been where he's been! I don't think I'm good company anymore, even without being post-op. Give him as much time as he needs I reckon. We can bust his chops for being cancer free later.

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John - I met with Craig today and his pain has subsided substantially. The pain was mainly from his tube and not getting the proper pain meds but they figured it out and he was doing well. In fact, when I entered the room he was sitting up on the couch and he believes he is having a speedier recovery than he normally would have. Keep in mind too that the doctors who were working with him are all relatively new to this. Craig is the first one to get this treatment in North Texas so it was a learning process for everybody. Craig was a guinea pig, so maybe because of him the next guy will not have to experience the pain that he did.
Eric

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I hope Craig finds relief quickly.

Best, Leslie

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Eric, Thank you for keeping us informed. Really appreciate you thoughtfulness.

Blessings to you,

Debbie (gramma)

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Thanks, Eric. You're a wonderful friend to Craig (and to us). We'll look forward to an update when you can get it!

*hugs*
Gail

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So sorry he isn't feeling well but he did just go through a huge ordeal so I can understand the pain and wanting his rest. I remember my dad came in from out of town to see me and I just couldn't bring myself to be very good company. I hope that he feels up to your visit tomorrow. Thinking of him.

Kim

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Thanks for the news. Tell him we are thinking of him. Paula

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Thanks for staying on top of this.

Rob; in Van

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Eric, you are such a great guy to check in on Craig and keeping us updated. We have the kindest people on here!!!:)

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Eric,
ou are a godsend, thanks for putting in the time to let us know what's up with Craig. I know he will pull through it, we just need to be patient. I'm sure his wife will let us know when he's feeling up to a visit.

Don

p.s. out of town visiting my mom so computer time is hard to come by.

mom_2_3
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Eric,

Thanks for posting this. I hope you are able to see Craig soon and when you do so would you please send him my best wishes for a speedy recovery. I am thinking of him and hoping his pain subsides soon and he is back at the keyboard soon.

Amy

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Eric,

please give Craig a hug from me, ok? I won't ask you to kiss him though. HA! :-)

peace, emily

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Eric, Let Craig Know, I would lend him my pooh bear for comfort, I know his pain, and I know his recovery will be slow, but he is strong and i know he will be here to help us for along time.
Love Ya Craig,
Winnie

Your Great to Eric!!!

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karguy
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Thanks for the update,I hope he feels better soon.

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I have been trying for days to open the newest update on Craig, and can't open it!! Ugh! This happens to a lot of the posts, i don't know why. It's frustrating.

Anyway, i know Craig will post as soon as he is able to, but can someone please post on this thread if everything is okay with him? Is he home yet?

Many hugs,
Krista

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Craig is not home yet. I called to check on him yeterday and he was having some complications. I saw him Sunday and he was doing good but yesterday he started having some breathing problems so they were monitoring him. His wife said he might go home tomorrow but it sure doesn`t sound like it. Before the surgery his Doctor told him he might go home the next day. Can you believe that? Major surgery and then home the next day. Yeah.....Whatever. I am going to call and check on him again today.

Eric

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Hi Eric
Just wanted to say "thank-you" for keeping us all updated!
Karyn

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