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I had my surgery yesterday....mIe....13 hours ....this guy said he takes his time. I already walked and I'm in a
Chair....I'll post more later!

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Joel C
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What can I say Jeff, other than I’m happy that all is going well. Leave it to you to be up and posting 12 hours after major surgery. Keep pushing my friend.


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I am so excited that you are posting. I am sitting in the surgery waiting room now, it is good to know that you are doing so well so soon after surgery. Junior Class here we come!

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Wonderful news! I can't believe your even walking this soon, prayers to you and your family.


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Wishing you peace while you wait for John. I hope all goes well for you today. I just know it will :)


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How is Nick today?

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Nick's made a loop of the floor already this morning. He's most unhappy about the nose tube and the sore throat that it's giving him. But if that's the biggest complaint he has following major surgery, I'm thrilled!

He's anxious to drink and/or eat. I know... eating is a ways away, but he is HUNGRY! :) Can't get the swallow test done quickly enough for me.

Hope your day is peaceful and has a smiling patient at the other end.

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Glad to hear all went well and you are already moving around a bit. Hope the rest of your recovery goes as smoothly!


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I'm SO pleased for you :) I'm glad your guy took his time. That's the one concern that I've got with Nick's 4 or 4 1/2 hour surgery. I hope they weren't "too" quick.

Positive thoughts, energy & prayers to you for minimal pain and a speedy recovery.


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Tina Blondek
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Hello JT
Congratulations! So great to hear some good positive posts. Best of luck with your recovery, and take it slow. Remember slow and easy wins the race. Keep in touch.
Tina in VA

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What do you say to THAT except what has been said, and WOW! WOW! WOW!

I am so impressed and amazed to see one posting from their bedside post surgery when most are still GROGGY!! I am also amazed at our technology, as another is posting from the surgery waiting room!!! WOW!

This is an amazing group, an amazing board and I am so glad to be a part of this with you all. What a difference a day can make, huh? Walking, typing, taking time to share with US right after you are up! Thank you. I am touched.

Keep the faith and keep us posted, both of you. What a week so far!!


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WOW. Jeff!!!

That is what I would call a fast recovery!!

Great to hear things went well. Hope the swallow test and pathology report are what you want to hear.

Prayers for rapid recovery.

Best Regards,

Paul Adams
McCormick, South Carolina

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I'm up, but I wouldn't say I'm recovered just yet. Doc said it's like trying to open an envelope without having anyone notice. My scars are very small, though I made it clear I wasn't worried about that... Told him to GET IT OUT! I have no pain at surgery sites...some itching...but my left hip was KILLING ME...doc sId I was laying on it the whole time.

Surgery is no piece of cake, but it's certainly manageable!

Luis looks great! Luis, the nurses had alot of nice things to say about you in icu! Kudos to you and your wife (whose name I have forgotten again from the drugs...were gonna ride in the spring!)


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Glad you're doing great! Thanks for keeping us posted. From the number of surgeries going on in your area, it sounds like a convention. What a day to be thankful in so many ways. Godspeed on your recovery. Mary

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Gla to hear the surgery went well and you are on the mend. Glad to the surgeon took his time, while I hated waiting I wanted our surgeon to take his time. Try to get up and get walking, it will help.


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So happy to hear you are up and about!! Best thing for your lungs etc for recovery is moving around and what a surprise to see your post so soon. take care and keep progressing so well. Prayers continue!!!

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Hi Jeff - WOW 13 hours in surgery - your in my prayers.


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Congratulations on how well you seem to be doing! Wonderful that you are feeling well enough to log on here and give us an update. You need to recover fast to keep up with that son of yours!

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Geting past the surgery is what we all want. So glad things are going well for you,

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Just like your profile picture, you are facing the storm head on.

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Congratulations on your surgery and continued prayers for a complete recovery!

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Congratulations on the suregery. Glad you are doing so well. Remember to follow doctor's orders. I am so happy you are doing well and even well enough to post. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.


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So happy to see all these posts about successful surgeries! Was your surgery robotically assisted? These typically take longer, about 12-14 hours. Tom had one of these and it lasted nearly 14 hours.
Don't forget to do your exercises - 1 mile a day of walking and breathing exercises every half an hour if you are not sleeping. I cannot overstate how important these are in getting back to normal! As soon as NG tube is out, you would be practically running.
Wishing you fast recovery and good pathology reports.

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I guess you hold the record now for quickest to post!


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Congrats on the surgery and I hope you have a speedy recovery. I'm hoping that my mother can also have surgery down the road. We start Chemo / Radiation this week. I've been such a mess since finding out she had tumors 2 weeks ago and I love hearing success stories on this site small or big wins. Please post followups posts on how the recovery is coming along. Thanks.

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You go! Love these stories

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