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Sundance Surgery Rescheduled - Now July 15th - What a Mess

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Sundanceh
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This has been a real mess – Dr. D. called me and told me surgery was cancelled for tomorrow. There were no DaVinci representatives available due to a conference.

So, we’re now rescheduled for next week on the 15th. I’ll be getting the CT guided wire inserted for the surgery and then surgery to follow. I have pre-op and a full CT scan on the 14th.

Due to me reporting my pain issues to them and requesting meds, they are now concerned that there could be something else going on, and thus the pelvic-abdomen-chest CT, to check for any new masses.

It’s getting harder to function as the pain increases and I get shorter of breath. I hope we have not waited too late. I received this news and have been working with the PA to get all of this straightened out and get some confirmation of dates, times, and locations, of where I’m supposed to do the procedures they have ordered.

I had to leave work today to come home as I’m having a harder time now, just trying to function. I did not want anyone to worry about me, thinking I was in surgery tomorrow – so I wanted to let you know what was going on, as I just found out myself.

I’m hoping that I can hold out for a few more days and then get this handled. I want to thank everyone for responding to my “last post” and I appreciate all of your well wishes.

This is the shortest post you’ll ever see from me – pain has a way of doing that to me, LOL:)

Take care Everybody!
-Craig

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pluckey
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Craig- I am so damn sorry for this set back. I want you under the knife.robotic arms, drooling in la-la land and getting BETTER!!!!!

Praying for you sweet Craig

Peggy

khl8
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Oh Craig,
what a disappointment! You mean to tell me that no one knew that they would all be at a conference when they scheduled your surgery? I feel for you, I know how hard it is to psych yourself up for surgery and to have this happens is awful!! I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
Kathy

dasspears
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I hope they get this all sorted out but most of all, I hope they are able to manage your pain.

AnneCan
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Craig,

I am really sorry you have to have your surgery delayed; that must be very disappointing.I also am sorry you are in pain. Hang tough; things will work out well for you but you don't need all this cr**!

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herdizziness
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So sorry to hear that Craig, hope your pain gets managed quickly, and hope all else is well.
Winter Marie

amcp
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so sorry to hear that the surgery has been postponed...You are such a great inspiration to everyone on this board and especially to me. I list your name on my husband's caringbridge site along with others from this board such as Clift, Eric, Donna to mention a few. Hang tough ...you are going to overcome this obstucle. So many prayers are being said for you including mine and by my friends.
Thanks for being a light in the darkness....
Love ya,
Anna

SandyL
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Who is (or I should say who is NOT) doing this scheduling? They didn't know there was a conference? They didn't know they need them for the surgery that they also scheduled? So stinkin sorry, Craig, I have no patience for these screw ups. Sure hope that your pain subsides, but I know you will be brave with it. They just need to get on with it. Come on, docs-let's be there for our man, Craig! Thank you.
Sandy

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Lovekitties
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I hope the docs can get you some pain relief so that you are not dealing with that for the next week.

I can only hope that something that comes out of the conference, which caused the rescheduling, will be just the thing they need to know next week for your procedure.

Take care Craig. Wishing and praying for only the best for you.

Marie

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abmb
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God Bless you, Craig. You have been through so much. I am so sorry that your surgery has been postponed and that you are in so much discomfort. I will keep you in my Prayers as I do with everyone on this site. Take care. Margaret

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ktlcs
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We are relatively new to this board and have been following your posts for awhile. So sorry to hear that you are being made to wait, and in pain no less, because of a conference! how could they have not known about this when they scheduled your surgery! Guess there is no use crying over spilled milk at this point. Best of luck and stay strong!

K

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lizzydavis
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Hi Craig,

I had to have my surgery rescheduled because of an error and it turned out to be for the best. It may seem like a delay now but it could turn out to be better in the long run.

Hang in there! We are hanging with you!!

Lizzy

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tootsie1
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Oh, my gosh! Craig, my dear friend, I HATE this for you. It's so unfair! You are so brave facing this sort of thing, and it just doesn't seem right for you to have to wait, especially since you're in so much pain.

I pray that you will be okay during this waiting period. Hopefully you will have a miracle that will relieve you of the pain.

I've been thinking of you all day, expecting you to be getting ready for your big day tomorrow. I'll just have to pray harder for you now!

*hugs*
Gail

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Aud
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I was thinking about you today, that you were scheduled for surgery tomorrow the 8th. I'm so sorry to hear that it's been delayed.
I sure do hope you start feeling better soon and will be holding you in the Light for a safe and successful surgery come the 15th.
Hang in there.
~Aud

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lisa42
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Hi Craig,

Oh, man, oh man! Well, I do like what Lizzy said- that maybe it is actually for a reason and that it will turn out better that way. I am so sorry you have to wait, though, and really, really sorry for all the pain you are experiencing. I am praying now that you get pain relief soon.

Take care, my friend-
Lisa

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5678dance
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So sorry they did that to you. That stinks! Hang in there. They say everything happens for a reason. I'm hoping and praying that everything turns out OK for you!

Hugs,
Kathi

SueRelays
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Aww.....dang it Craig! You were in my prayers last night! I was going to say the EXACT same thing as Lizzy. The good old "everything happens for a reason" statement.....so hopefully that is the case. I am sorry though in the meantime, you are having issues with pain. Not off my prayer list yet!!!!

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coolvdub
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Craig,

Sorry to hear about the scheduling snafu. I guess that's why they call it practicing medicine. I can relate to the pain thing, so sorry you are going through that, hang tough.
I'm sure it will all work out for the best.

Don

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Pray for you.Anyway I hope the pain will go away soon.Hang on there.Right this moment,a postive attitude is still important,my best wishes are always with you.(By the way,I love your new picture)

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pf78248
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I am so disappointed for you, Craig. And Kim must be devastated, too. David and I know exactly how you feel. Three times his liver resection was postponed and it is such a letdown. But what I hate the most is your pain and shortness of breath. I am really confident when you finally get the surgery next week, it will be in time and everything will work out just fine.

I will keep you in my prayers for relief from pain and better breathing and a very successful surgery. You and that DaVinci fellow are going to be really famous!

Take good care of yourself! And update us when you can.

Hugs and Healing,
Priscilla

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geotina
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Sorry for the delay, that just sucks. Just when you (and Kim) get your minds in a place to go through with the surgery, recovery, and all that is involved, they make you wait, and you got to do it all over again.

Well, just one more week to wait but it may feel like a year. Hang in there.

Hugs - Tina & George

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snommintj
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And have a successful and complication free surgery.

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christinecarl
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I am sorry to read of your reschedule and mostly about the pain. This is something I hope can be managed until surgery. I pray for you *frets*

sheri22
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SORRY THINGS GOT SO SCREWED UP FOR YOUR SURGERY AND YOU ARE IN SO MUCH PAIN. I DONT HAVE ANY ADVICE CAN OFFER PRAYERS AND GOOD VIBES

SHERI22

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abmb
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Will be praying for you this week. God Bless you Craig. Margaret

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Sundanceh
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Appreciate everyone's thoughts - thanks for the well wishes!

If this were a movie, the Director would yell, "Cut!"

...and my stunt double would come on and do my surgery and recovery, LOL:)

-Craig

AnneCan
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Best wishes this week for a totally successful procedure. I will be thinking of you. BTW, I wish there was a stunt double for the whole cancer situation, but then again I wouldn't wish cancer on anyone, even a stunt double. Take good care.

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tootsie1
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Craig,

That's the best idea you've ever had!

Seriously, you have been in my thoughts a LOT this week, and I just pray everything goes beautifully for you.

*hugs*
Gail

dorookie
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You are so funny..yeah I wish we all had a stunt double for all the crap we have to go through...I will be saying prayers for you and for a speedy recovery...take care buddy..

HUGS
Beth

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chicoturner
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Craig, you have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Keep up the good fight! Jean

Brenda3.16
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Craig you will be in my prayers. I'm praying for a successful surgery on thursday and a quick recovery. Brenda

cmemorielane
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Hi Craig, I don't have cancer but my oldest son does. He is 39 years old and has colon cancer. He finished his 12 chemos and was ok but he called today and said he is bleeding bad and has a colonoscopy tomorrow. I just wanted to tell you that every time I get on this site the first thing I want to know is how you are doing. I want you to know that you have made an impact on my life and many more lives with your writings. I hope you get better and live many years so that I can continue to read your writings. Thank you, Carole

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abmb
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My thoughts and Prayers are still going out to you. I Pray all is going well and hope you have a speedy recovery. We miss your stories. Margaret

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just4Brooks
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Miss ya. Wish we know how you're doing

Brooks

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pluckey
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Anxiously awaiting updates on our Craig.
Does anyone have his home address/wife's name that we can send cards???

Peggy

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