5 years and back in the OR

Kathleen808
Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342

Hi Friends,

It was 5 years, 3 months ago that I first wrote here when **** was diagnosed.  Now, I am once again waiting in the OR waiting room as **** has what we hope is a short and successful surgery.  He is having a biopsy so cancer tissue can be fedexed to San Fransisco for some cutting edge bio tech possibilites.  Our hope is he can go home today.

Things have been getting harder for him as pain has increased and he has some bad lymphedema in his legs and pelvic area.  He is going to physical therapy and has to wear the support garments.  He has also been off chemo for about 6 weeks as he was having some side effects he had to recover from and also opted to do this surgery. He will start on Zaltrap asap and hopefully the cancer will be beat back and he can get off the pain meds.  

That's where we are at.  It is still hard but there are still good times in each day.  Thinking of all of you.

Aloha,

Kathleen

Comments

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    Thanks for the update

    Thanks for the update Kathleen.  Hoping for good results and many more good times.

  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117
    jen2012 said:

    Thanks for the update

    Thanks for the update Kathleen.  Hoping for good results and many more good times.

    oh Kathleen

    my heart hurts for you all i think of **** often and this sure does not get any easier.im having my own problems and i have always admired **** for all the chemo he has been on.my poor tired body cant take anymore chemo im afraid, my surgery is next week.tell **** i am thinking about him and he has always been an inspiration to me....Godbless...johnnybegood

  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467
    Sad Face

    Sorry to hear of the downturnFrown.  

    I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.

    Hopefully the specialist in San Francisco will be able to find a new light for the two of you. 

  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    Sad Face

    Sorry to hear of the downturnFrown.  

    I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.

    Hopefully the specialist in San Francisco will be able to find a new light for the two of you. 

    hello Kath and ****

    Hello you two.....sorry **** is having this recent trouble....and pain surely is not an easy road to walk.  Like JBG I think of you often and JBG you are in my daily thoughts as well.

    still olde man winter has us in his clutches.....15 inches of fresh snow and -15 degrees.....

    sending love......mags

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Dear Kathleen

    My thoughts and prayers are with your dear husband ****, you and your family as you deal with this latest situation.  I know how difficult this is for all of you.

    May things improve and new efforts make marked improvements for pain and health.

    Hugs and love to you all,

    Marie who loves kitties

     

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    My thoughts and prayers are

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  • pf78248
    pf78248 Member Posts: 209
    Prayers for better days for you, **** and your girls

    Dear Kathleen,

    I'm sorry to learn of ****'s pain and pray the doctors can find answers that will lead to success. It's been a long five years and you have been such an inspiration. **** couldn't have a better caregiver and partner!

    **** has beaten the odds before and there is no reason to think he won't continue to have success. I know every day is truly a gift. 

    Ill l'll be checking the board for your updates. 

    Hugs and Healing,

    Priscilla. 

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Poor ****.

    Frown  I know you've said how much getting outdoors and being active means to him.  This must be terribly frustrating for him.  I really hope the tissue analysis gives you guys a new path to try. **** is such a fighter...I know he will keep looking for new ways to keep on going.

    Give him a hug from all of us~AA

  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    I'm sorry about the news

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and ****.  

  • angelsbaby
    angelsbaby Member Posts: 1,165
    aww

    i hope **** feels better soon  thanks for the info kathleen

     

    michelle

     

  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Kathleen:

    I am so sorry for this latest bump in the road.  It has been a long journey for the two of you.   Wishing **** continued success is beating down the cancer.   Take care my friend...

     

    Tina

  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 539 Member
    I really hope things get

    I really hope things get better soon. 

    Chip

  • UncleBuddy
    UncleBuddy Member Posts: 1,019
    Hoping for some good news

    Wishing he is able to kick cancer's butt! He has had a hard time of it, I am sorry that it's so tough on him. Please make sure you take care of yourself, too. It's rough on caregivers as well. Positive thoughts being sent your way.

    Lin