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Popi Surgery Status

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Joined: Dec 2011

Been up since 4qm. popi went in for surgery at 8:30am and was done by 1pm. Dr Rivera said, it was a great surgery. Good Margins and `20 lymph nodes taken for tests.. So for know we are celebrating as survivors... He is sleeping now and tomorrow morning we will be bright and early to start walking and recovering...God Bless....

paul61's picture
Posts: 1260
Joined: Apr 2010

It is great to hear the surgeon feels positive about the surgery. Four hours is really a short surgery for an esophagectomy with gastric resection and pull up.

Be prepared to see lots of tubes and other medical devices attached to him when you see him in the morning. For the first few days in the hospital we measured my progress by how many tubes were still attached to me.

Now we hope for a good swallow test and pathology report.

Best Regards,

Paul Adams
McCormick, South Carolina

DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
Two year survivor

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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Joined: Jul 2011


So glad to hear the good news of a completed surgery and good margins. Hopeful for clean & clear nodes.

Paul is right - 4 hours is incredible for an MIE! I thought my husband was quick at 4 1/2 hours for the THE.

Enjoy roaming the halls. Prayers for healing and good news!



Ginny_B's picture
Posts: 543
Joined: Sep 2011

Wonderful! Let's hope for continued good reports! Rest now!

captdave's picture
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Joined: Feb 2012

Wonderful news! Glad to hear that the surgery went so well and quickly and that the surgeon felt that the margins were clean. Now just walk, walk and walk. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for the recovery and the pathology report results.


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