Just an update, I feel terrible that I have not posted more. I know some of you read my blog, it seems I have a hard time writing everything out in 2 places.
I'm doing great. I just want you to know this was the roughest thing I have ever done. Now I have to say I have been very healthy my whole life and this was the first surgery I ever had. What a way to start, I didn't know what to expect, how long it was going to take, I just kept getting encouragement. sometimes I wish people would have said get ready for the battle of your life.
This is so hard, because besides recovery from the shock of the surgery, you are fighting the regrowth of your liver. One week I would be not to bad, the next week I would be terrible. At the end of April, after the 3rd and final stent was put in, all was not too bad, when my colon flared up big time. I'm not going to describe it here, but it was awful and took me 24 hours to get it back under control. Of course, I didn't want to eat anything because of the pain I was afraid it would cause down below.
On Weds., May 3rd, I was at my lowest and my wife called the Oncologist, I considered myself still under the care of the surgeon, but very hard to get a hold of. The Onc. gave me a prescription for an appetite stimulant. Either that alone or working in conjunction with the whole body healing, it was like somebody flipped a light switch and " said it is now time for you to recover.
By Sunday I was much better, could attend my grand son's birthday party without just sitting at the kitchen table with my head in my hands. Since then I have been on a eating binge, and I'm now completing my 4th week of work back at UPS. I have been spreading mulch, mowing the yard, doing about whatever I want. I've not gotten out the ladder and been on the roof yet.
I'm totally blessed and can't believe it's been about 1 year exactly since I found this cancer and started chemo on July 22nd. It's like I was in somebody else s body.
I did have my 3 month CT scan and both the surgeon and Onc. said they see no sign of cancer at this time.
I pray for all of you each day, and hope for miracles in your lives.
Note to Pam, thanks for your note on the blog, special thoughts and prayers coming for Lauren.
Thanks so much for the caring posts and prayers for me, not that I still don't need them, but I just can't explain it.