1 (edited by surfer1 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:27:35)

Topic: Good scans!

My husband had his resection surgery on 4/21/14 and we had another follow up with the surgeon yesterday.  The surgeon said the scans looked good and he should get back in the ocean to surf. The doctor says, "what's good for the mind is good for the liver".  He will take it slowly (I hope). We will follow up with him in a few months.

We see the oncologist in 1.5 weeks to finalize the chemo plan, but it looks like it will be three months of gem/cis with scans every three months.

His swelling is still being  controlled with diuretics.  His only outstanding "side effect" from the surgery is thought to be a hernia in his groin that  may be the result of all the fluid he was retaining. (He looked like he was 12 months pregnant at his worst).  He will have to have that dealt with once chemo is over.

I'm so happy for good scans and that he is feeling better with each day that passes.

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YIPPEE< Surfer Girl and hubby! As you know I so love waking up to this kind of Post! I love what the ONC said, "WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE MIND IS GOOD FOR THE LIVER".  Just love it. All I can say is you keep on surf'in/sail'in  with a good breeze! Wonderful!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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WooHoo!!!! I too love waking up to hear good news like this. Successful surgery is the best news.  Congratulations to both of you and may the good news continue.

KrisV

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Surfer....fantastic news.  Hernias, often times are side effects of biliary surgery and as you mention, can be corrected at a later time.  In fact, just a few weeks ago, our Lisa underwent hernia repair with great results. 
Enjoy your life; may surfing be on the agenda soon.
Hugs,
Marion

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Hi Surfer,

Thanks for the update on your husband, what great news indeed!! Hoping that your husbands recovery continues to go smoothly and that he can indeed get back on the water! That sounds real good to me and I like the what's good for the mind is good for the liver too! Please let us know how everything goes and good luck as well with the chemo too.

My best wishes to you and your husband,

Gavin

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Thanks all!  He went out Sunday and just paddled around but today he caught a wave. I haven't seen him that happy since this all started last July. It's amazing how just one wave made him feel normal again. It really was the best prescription the doctor could give him.

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That is wonderful! When he caught the wave I hope he bottled it. Teddy was a golf nut and living in a retirement community here in Phoenix we had a golf cart. His biggest day after the Whipple was to go to the golf course and just putt balls. Not drive them but just the putting made him feel like a human again so I totally understand. More waves to come!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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That sounds like the best prescription to me as well Porter! Hoping that he can get out on these waves a lot more often now!

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He is doing great!!!! Surfing so soon after surgery...very impressive.
Hugs
Lisa

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Wow, surfing!!  I did it once and it is damn hard thing to do.  Lots of respect here!

-Randi-

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