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steved
steved Member Posts: 834 Member
Well it is day 11postop and finally strong enough to type a lucid message on the iPad. Things have progressed as well as could be expected. They say the surgery went smoothly and was completed in one long day built they did have to take some sacrum which was less on the planner. Tumour was tethering tissue from the seminal vesicles and bladder at the front to rectum and side wall pelvic muscles. They feel hopeful they got it but microscopy is due early next week to tell about margins.
Postop felt rough. Really struggled when took steps back eg needing ng back down, but now feel more confident have made some progress though continues to fluctuate. Urostomy and colostomy working and starting to participate in changes. Adjusting to one leg feels like bigger one but not horrified by what I can see. Been able to get to sitting and standing a couple of times with loads of help but feel positive about physio. Is going to be a very long haul over months in the first instance so just focusing on short term goal eg bit more food, at present.
Family been great and due in to visit today. Kids quite comfortable here (ESP as have a wii in the room for physio) and no major reactions from them at home.
Well that's me exhausted and in need of sleep. Nice to be back and will update myself now -thanks to mags for linking things together till now.

Steve
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  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    WELCOME BACK!!!!
    Steve, it's so wonderful to see you posting!! We are all so glad to see you on the road to recovery.
    Kids are resilient bunch aren't they? They tend to be a lot more accepting of changes then we adults are sometimes.
    Your lovely wife through Mags has been keeping us informed and please let her know how much we have appreciated it, while we were sitting here on the sidelines cheering for you it was great to get a progress report.
    Now go get some more sleep and keep on healing.
    Hugs to you,
    Winter Marie
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
    welcome back also steve
    just rest mate,
    i hope you continue to gain strength.

    hugs,
    Pete
  • MrsJP
    MrsJP Member Posts: 157
    Happy to see you back!
    Hi Steve!

    So happy things are going well for you.

    Best Wishes
    jp
  • Momof2plusteentwins
    Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 509 Member
    Steve
    So glad you are doing good. Now it's just healing time. Rest and get better. We have all been thinking about you!
    Sandy :)
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member

    Steve
    So glad you are doing good. Now it's just healing time. Rest and get better. We have all been thinking about you!
    Sandy :)

    wow
    oh wow how wonderful to open the computer and see your name steved.

    Well done you....I believe your plan to think in small bits is a good one. One day of healing, resting at a time.

    all best love

    mags
  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
    Welcome back Steve. You are
    Welcome back Steve. You are such an inspiration and now a hero of mine. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for posting.
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824 Member
    Great to have you back
    Steve, it was so good to see your post when I logged on this morning.Thank you for the update and know tht we are all pulling for you and hoping your recovery goes smoothly.


    -Pat
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member
    Jaylo969 said:

    Great to have you back
    Steve, it was so good to see your post when I logged on this morning.Thank you for the update and know tht we are all pulling for you and hoping your recovery goes smoothly.


    -Pat

    WOW steve
    its so great that you are so positive.keep up the good work and just know i have been thinking of you and praying for a good outcome....Godbless...johnnybegood
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Welcome back!
    Dear Steve,

    It is wonderful to see you posting again, and not just because of your boyish charm and good looks...lol.

    Those 'big elephants' are best eaten one small bite at a time...so setting daily goals is good.

    Prayers that all goes smoothly for you with your recovery.

    Many thanks for arranging to keep us updated.

    Hugs to you and the family,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • SharonVegas
    SharonVegas Member Posts: 189
    So glad to hear from you
    So glad to hear from you directly! Blessings and prayers to you and your family. You're an inspiration Steved. Wishing you strength for your recovery process. Thank you for updating us.
  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member

    Welcome back!
    Dear Steve,

    It is wonderful to see you posting again, and not just because of your boyish charm and good looks...lol.

    Those 'big elephants' are best eaten one small bite at a time...so setting daily goals is good.

    Prayers that all goes smoothly for you with your recovery.

    Many thanks for arranging to keep us updated.

    Hugs to you and the family,

    Marie who loves kitties

    Steve,
    Seeing your post this


    Steve,

    Seeing your post this morning made my day! Welcome back. We all held our collective breath for you. Be gentle with yourself...You have been through a lot. The kids are great reminders of why you put yourself through this and I bet they bring a smile to your face. Prayers for strength for every new hurdle you face.
    Kelly and Mags were great...thanks for arranging for us to get updates. Keep your eyes on health.

    Hugs,
    Cathleen Mary
  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    Sounds like you are making a
    Sounds like you are making a strong and fast recovery! Enjoy those kiddos and focus on getting stronger each day.
  • thingy45
    thingy45 Member Posts: 632 Member
    jen2012 said:

    Sounds like you are making a
    Sounds like you are making a strong and fast recovery! Enjoy those kiddos and focus on getting stronger each day.

    one day at a time
    Welcome Back Steve, One day at a time has been MY Mantra since I had a life treatening illness when I was 12. It still serves me well.
    Everyday a little stronger Steve. I am still in awe of you. The road might be long, but don't forget to smell the roses along the way.
    Hugs, Marjan
  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
    Fantastic to see you back!
    We were all very glad to have the frequent updates via Mags, but there's nothing quite like the real Steve. You inspire so many of us here on the board. Seattle hugs coming your way~Ann Alexandria
  • Doc_Hawk
    Doc_Hawk Member Posts: 685
    Huzzah!
    Welcome back, Steve! Rest well and get back up to speed.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
    Welcome Back Steve
    Glad to hear you're over the hump and on the road to recovery.
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867 Member
    I am thrilled to see you
    I am thrilled to see you posting. You really are amazing.
    God Bless,
    Judy
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276 Member
    Happy
    I am very happy for you. May you regain your strength soon. Hugs TOO!!!
  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
    So glad to hear from you
    We have all been following your updates. I am so glad to read this and I am convinced there is nothing that you cannot overcome.
  • tanstaafl
    tanstaafl Member Posts: 1,303 Member
    A+
    Welcome back, Steve. What an achievement. Best wishes.