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Posted July 26, 2013 - 04:11 AM

Your sisters and family are in my prayers.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 04:15 AM

Prayers for the family, Daniel!


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 04:47 AM

Daniel,

You all are in our thoughts.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 05:49 AM

Sorry to hear this Daniel. I'll add your sisters and their families to my prayers. I have an uncle who has just come through an advanced case of rectal cancer and he is recovering well and back to his normal busy lifestyle. 


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 06:21 AM

Sorry to hear this Dan.

You and your family, are in my thoughts.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 06:29 AM

Our familys prayers are with you . Hope all goes well for both sisters

 

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:40 AM

Still no word of surgery time.  They are having to work her between other scheduled surgeries.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Sorry to hear about all this Daniel.  You and your sisters are in our thoughts and prayers.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Surgery took place while I did chores after milking.  She had what the docs said WAS a cancerous tumor on the intestine, next to the stomach, but won't know what type, or if it has spread until Tuesday.  No stomach parts removed, and all is reattached & looks good.   Doc feels she will be cancer free, but we'll have to wait & see.  She is still in recovery, so I won't get to visit until tomorrow, but if she's not feeling up to visitors, I'll wait till she is.  She needs rest more than visitors.  I can always send flowers or something to her room in the meantime.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Thanks for the update, hope and pray all is going to turn out OK for both your sisters.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 11:43 AM

I could barely understand Dad on his cell phone when I got the update this morning.  I called her room & talked to her X-husband Mike, and turns out the stomach issues were because of the blockage, and her stomach is nowhere near the tumor.  Weird as it is, both my sisters have colon end issues.  Part of Angela's colon was removed, not the upper GI end of things.   Mike has health issues as well, a failing liver, and is on donor transplant list.  They remained good friends, and he moved back in with her several years ago, and it's been good for both of them.  Glad he's there for her!  To hear them pick at one another, you'd never know they divorced!  :rolling:


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Just saw this thread.  Glad that things seem to be turning out well. OCH, please know that your sisters, you, and allll the fgmily members are in my wife's and my thoughts and prayers.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 04:34 PM

Thanks for the update. Hopefully Tuesday will bring some good news.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Daniel, prayers have been sent. I'm sorry to learn of you receiving bad news twice. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for you and your family. Sounds like you have received some encouraging news. May the rest of the news be nothing but good.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:34 PM

 

Just last week, my next to oldest sister (66) learned she has rectal cancer.  She's not seen the cancer specialists yet, but will soon, I think first of next week.  No idea what stages or anything at this point.  Then this morning, we got a call that my youngest sister (59) was admitted to the hospital.  Some kind of infection of the stomach that has messed up her intestine next to her stomach.  Surgery in the morning, but they are not sure yet exactly what they will have to do, but looks like removal of some intestine, & maybe part of her stomach.  I have 2 brothers, 5 sisters, around 23 nieces & nephews, & 28 or so great nieces & nephews.  We have never lost anyone or even had tragic accidents, so we have been very fortunate.  Had a couple close calls, but we're all still here.   Hoping I can go visit her tomorrow afternoon, but I have to milk morning & night the next 2 days, so it's gonna be hard to see her tomorrow, as she may still be recovering from surgery by the time I'll have to come home to milk tomorrow afternoon.
 Please keep my sisters in your thoughts & prayers.   

 
 

Daniel, make sure you let the both know we are thinking of and praying for them.
I have a friend who has to have intestinal surgery every 6-7 years and they remove a couple inches of scar tissue. Seems they have the surgery pretty much down pat.

Colon cancer if caught early, has a pretty high success rate on remission. Praying both are easy corrections.

 
Your family is in my thoughts. I have never been real comfortable talking about this stuff on the internet but since I'm not a great help with tractor stuff, maybe I can give you some confidence with this.

Colon cancer seems to surface in my family quite a lot unfortunately. My Mom had it 2 times but required 3 resections the last one wasn't from cancer, just a problem with some scar tissue. She was 82 that time and dealt with it real well considering and was pretty much back to normal in a couple of months even at that age and battled lung cancer a few years before that too so even with all that going on and the age, she did well.

2 years and 9 months ago as luck would have it I was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 54. I had to have 2 resections in 4 days due to infection after the first surgury. They took out about a foot and a half total. Now besides a scar, I feel better than I did before the diagnosis and they keep telling me I'm doing great! The doctors and surgeon tell me that if I go 5 years cancer free I oficially beat this!
Mom beat colon and lung cancer so I am confident your sisters will beat this stuff, it will just be tough for a little while.

Don't feel bad about not visiting them right away after surgury, just try to be there before. They may not remember much for several days. What I do remember during my first few days of recovery was that being visited was stressful to me and later when I talked to some of the people that visited, it was stressful for them too. The only one I wanted around was my wife. Of course most people may react differently.

These things aren't easy by any means, but there is no reason not to expect a full recovery for them!

Later---DAC
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