If it is the same thing I had and he gets the stomach reroute, then please let me reassure you that 1) it really can work and your dads quality of life will skyrocket and 2) recovery isnt that bad if you avoid infections. I think I was in the hospital a little over a week or so. I could have gone home sooner, but I didnt eat like I was supposed to (whoever thought hospital fish is a good idea needs to have their head checked out!) so it took a little while for my digestive tract to kick in. Plus my surgeon really likes me so he was a bit overprotective of me.
I am so thankful I had that surgery. I went from being a "sick" person to living a normal life. Please tell your dad that if he is getting what I got, he is very lucky indeed since it doesnt seem like it is done that often and instead people seem to suffer.
Please let us know how it goes. Best of luck if he gets into the operating room.
Cancer is a word, not a sentence.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope