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Update update from Laz

lp1964's picture
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Dear Friends,

I'm back amongst the living again. Or shall we say amongst the awakened.

Yesterday the sungery lasted between 11 am to 9pm. Everything went really well, I barelly had any nausea and the pain is minimal. I sleep a lot, but they always wake you for something. Everybody is so kind an professional. This afternoon I'm planning a little walk. 

Im taking cimetidine and L-Arginin which are supported to prevent metastasis post-surgery and antibiotic as well. I'm also drinking Yerba Mate tea which is also good for colon cancer.

Decided to do a chemo sensitivity test here in Long Beach, Ca so we gave them 1cm fresh tissue sample so they can tell which chemo is the most effective and the ideal dose. It is $4000, the insurance may cover it and they allowed 10 payments. 

So, so far everything is going so well and I want to thank all of you for the outpouring support and love. Also sending ton of love to those that are down.

Will update you soon,



lilacbrroller's picture
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Wonderful. Glad it all went successfully and that you are doing well. Sounds like you have good doctors.


all the best



Trubrit's picture
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Even if its just a few steps around the bed, thats GREAT news. 

So happy to get an update so soon after your very long surgery. I heard yesterday that a long surgery is a good surgery. 

Keep up the good work but don't overdo it. 

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laz i remember my surgery to remove the original tumor they had me up and walking the next morning and that scared me to death because i had twenty some odd staples from my belly button all the way down and when they came in and said ok you have to get up now i remember the terror on my face and looked right at my mom and cried but i will tell you now walking is the best thing you can do.hang in there....Godbless...johnnybegood

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So pleased to hear from you! 

Sounds like all went well and you are in great care!! Seems like everyone is on the same page and that is so important.  Glad to hear you are up and about ... that is the absolute best thing for you. 

Hope you continue on this path and you are home soon!

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Great to hear from you so soon!  I hope you continue to get stronger and heal well!

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Great to hear from you. Thanks for the update. So happy it's over and that it went well.


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So glad to see your post and I'm so happy that you are doing well enough to post - it surprised me.  Hope that your first walk is good and it will be your walk to recovery.  Sounds like it was an awfully long surgery - 10 hours.  Just glad that have given us an update and wish you the best going forward.  I'm glad that you got this behind you.  Speedy recovery buddy.


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Hey Laz, Surprised to see you posting so soon, but so glad that everything went well.  And yes, as the others have stated, get up and walk around as much as possible.  

Take care

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Glad to hear it went well. Thanks for the update. The worst part is over now.

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Glad to see your update and hear things are going well.  Keep up the good work!!


Cathleen Mary
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So amazing that you were feeling well enough to update us....thank you!  Be gentle with yourself.  Praying for an uneventful, even boring, recovery.


lp1964's picture
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Yesterday was a pretty ueventful day. Got up a couple of times to walk and ate some solids the first time. The pain is managable, but I'm very weak. To night they take out my catheter, but I will still have some drains in me. Hoping to leave the hospital on Monday and continue with wound and Stoma care in my home town.

Thanks for all the wonderful wishes, they really uplifted my spirit.



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I am glad to hear things are going as planned. My first solid food after surgeries was always a big deal to me.

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Glad to hear that you are progressing on your recovery.

Hope that all continues as it should and you will be back to full strenght soon.


Marie who loves kitties

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I am so glad for you.  Sooooooo glad.  Keep us updated.

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gooooood job dear Laz......you are being so cool now that the surgery has actually happenedSmile.....I cannot believe you are up and walking around so quickly and eating too......good on you mate!!!!! good stuff.....don't overdo


lp1964's picture
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Of course I still have some discomfort and need to adjust to my stoma. Had a visit with the docs where they let me know that all the cancer was gone, which is great News. The trip to Los Angeles shook me up a little since I still have hard time sitting. Ill have some time before November 3rd when ill resume 5 more rounds of Folfox treatment. 

I hope all of you are well or at least acceptable, because we have a lot of friends here having a hard time. So let's pray for those.


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I'm glad the surgery went well. I'm hoping you remain cancer free.


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That's great news.  So glad the surgery went well.

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