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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Think I Hear an Echo!

I have noticed how quiet it seems here lately. I posted that video a few days ago. I haven't had time to do much but I am here. My dad is now scheduled for gallbladder surgery. So far they have not found any cancer. There is something in there pressing on the pancreas from the way I understand it but at this point the lymph node and the cells they scraped in there showed NO cancer. This is a very good thing. I am thinking they did not get the MRI results back yet. Unfortunately they stopped by last night as I was walking out the door to school so I didn't have too much of an opportunity to chat. Dad still looks a bit yellow but better than he was. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to see your dad standing up and walking around in jeans rather than laying in a bed, IV in his arm and hospital gown on! My dad is your typical outdoors man. He LOVES to fish. The only man who ever compared to my dad was HIS grandfather. They were fishing buddies. I smile thinking about it. I hope my dad's surgery goes well and also hope we can figure out what caused this whole mess to begin with.

I know I have gone and on talking about my dad but this is seriously consuming me lately. It's that and school. Everyone else is doing good. I have my next follow up August 7th. I am a bit worried because this is the day after my dad's scheduled surgery. I would prefer to be here but hopefully he won't have a long stay in the hospital. Hmmmm does anyone know how long you are the hospital after gallbladder surgery? I bet someone out there knows! haha

*edited to say my oncologist's office is almost four hours from here. I used to live 2 hours away and it was a good 1 1/2 hours away from there on the interstate. I just could NOT see myself switching docs for an every three month checkup. I trusted him, that office and became comfy so I stayed. I make the drive. He is so worth it. BUT if anything goes wrong with my dad's surgery OR if they found any cancer I would be four hours away. I cannot help but think of the irony in the possibility of them finding cancer while I am having my own oncology checkup to make sure my cancer is still gone.


Sandee said...

I'm glad your dad is doing much better and I'm really happy they've not found any cancer. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a terrific day Sandi. :)

Anonymous said...

well I cant help with the question but I sure hope all goes well and he is fishing the next weekend!

Shelly said...

Glad he's doing better and hope the surgery goes well. The guessing game is one we are playing right now with my FIL. Hope they find out what it is/was.

Sherri said...

Sending super good thoughts your way.

Daisy said...

Oh I visit here everyday and I may not comment as often, but you and your family are always in my prayers!


Much love,

MaryAnne said...

I think the hospital stay for gallbladder surgery can be 2 to 6 days, which I'm afraid doesn't do much to answer your question...

I'm glad they haven't found any cancer in your dad. I hope your followup appointment and your dad's surgery go well!