March 20, 2008 at 2:15 am #19327
Lisa, I’m thinking of you and wishing you a successful surgery and speedy recovery!March 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm #19326kate-gMember
Lisa, I hope you will be checking in in a while with good news. Hope the surgery went well, and that you are doing OK.March 10, 2008 at 11:26 pm #19325lisaParticipant
Candy, I’m glad to hear that your brother is doing well. I think we are having the same surgery, too. I’m getting anxious about the surgery, so it’s so good to hear YOUR good news.
I’m going in on March 18th.March 8, 2008 at 2:45 am #19324
good luck with your surgery…passing on some good news, my brother just had his surgery Tuesday and I think it’s the exact same surgery you’re going to have. He’s doing beautifully, came through it very well and is now getting bored in the hospital. Was up next day and didn’t really have much pain. Could have been the heavy drugs, too, though (ask for Dilaudid). Probably will be sent home in another day or so.
So, hoping your surgery is just as trouble-free and you’re on the road to healthy days!March 3, 2008 at 1:07 am #19323maryanne80Participant
How great for you. I didn’t even know they could usse intestine for replacement of bile duct. I will be praying for you in the upcoming days that all goes well and God will be with you as you recover from this cancer. Mary AnneMarch 2, 2008 at 5:10 am #19322lindaParticipant
Good luck with your surgery. My dad just had surgery on Tues. Had his bile duct removed, his gallbladder and they reconstructed using part of his intestines. Slight fever the first few days (which is normal after surgery) But today something clicked and he had no fever and was walking, with help. They removed all of the cancer so think positive that you will have a similar experience. Good luck!
LindaFebruary 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm #19321
great news Lisa…I’m sending prayers for a speedy recovery! I have great news as well, my brother has been cleared for surgery also, for next Tuesday. We’re really liking the new doctor at University Hospital. He and his staff and associates have been so on top of things. Done a number of tests all in the interest of making sure he’s in good shape for surgery and now he’s good to go. I’m sure he’s very nervous about it, but it’s the beginning of a new, more hopeful time!
CandyFebruary 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm #19320pderatMember
what wonderful news Lisa. All the best to you. We’ll be here waiting for word from you and I will have 2 glasses of wine in your honor!!!
PatriceFebruary 28, 2008 at 2:08 am #19319celoiParticipant
We are thinking of you and hoping you have a quick recovery.
Many hugs coming your way~
celoi (Charlene Eloi) daughter of David CookFebruary 28, 2008 at 12:13 am #19318jeffgMember
Lisa- Wishes and prayers for the best outcome possible. You’ll do just fine. Will certainly be thinking of you.
Jeff G.February 27, 2008 at 9:26 pm #19317chrissy23Participant
Awesome News! I will pray that all goes well!February 27, 2008 at 8:48 pm #19316evan14Member
We will pray that all goes well with your liver resection. This is quite the complicated surgery so donFebruary 26, 2008 at 8:35 pm #19315devoncatParticipant
Woonderful news Lisa! Best of luck on the surgery and recovery.
KrisFebruary 26, 2008 at 4:03 pm #19314nancypkeenParticipant
What absolutely wonderful news. I have been following your posts and am so very happy for you. My friend Ron had resection surgery back in August. He had done exactly what is planned for you. The first few days after surgery were difficult but he was up walking laps around the hospital on the third day. He had one complication after surgery. His bowel collapsed and as result had a blockage. This is pretty common following major surgery so after that was corrected he started healing very quickly. He had to end up being at Sloan Kettering for 10 days. He was working at home within 3 weeks and was back to work in 8 weeks traveling up and down the east coast. He just went for his 6 month follow-up and he is cancer free now. We are hoping and praying it stays that way. He did have follow up Gemzar just as an adjuvant measure. I know there is mixed opinions on how much good that does but he took the stand he would rather be safe than sorry. He tolerated it very well.
I will put you on my prayer list and look forward to reading your posts to see how things progress.
NancyFebruary 26, 2008 at 3:32 am #19313heatherkpMember
Lisa…You’ve made my load lighter this evening….your courage, strength and determination have inspired me…to know that there is hope in such special people like you…I maybe able to actually go to bed without crying myself to sleep tonite…we are DEFINITELY going to check out Mayo…we have heard nothing but excellent things from their end…but as you know…only the best will do for people like you and my husband. Thank you!!!
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