ViewsAskew wrote:OH, Deb - that is devastating news. When will he have the surgery? How are you feeling - are you up to this?
He will probably have the surgery the first part of August. When I went on the 13th of June, she called the afternoon before and I flew out the next morning. He was only supposed to be in the hospital two days, and stayed a week. He got an ileus. The doctor said that it will probably happen again. She just couldn't keep asking friends to help all that time. So they are planning ahead. There is no family there, only a few friends. The ones planning to go for the surgery are from out of town.
I was talking to another relative who knows someone going through the same thing. After his chemo, radiation and surgery, he then had another round of chemo and radiation. He has a chance, but it's such a bad cancer.
I just took extra meds when my legs were bad. The hardest part for me was getting up so early for the kids. I'm used to staying in bed until 10 or later. I had to be up by 6:45 the first week. Then after things settled down, I could get up at 8, but that was still hard. We wanted to keep the kids lives as normal as possible.