j's girl Posted December 16, 2006 Share Posted December 16, 2006 Well, Dad had his surgery yesterday and the surgeon feels fairly confident it's colon cancer. We won't get biopsy results for a couple of weeks so we won't know what we're dealing with until then. It's only been 3 and a half months since we lost Mom to lung cancer and now we're dealing with this again. In a way it just seems unbelievable. On the positive side, the surgeon also seems pretty sure it hasn't spread outside the colon and he got it all. He didn't mention anything about lymph nodes though so I guess we'll have to wait for biopsy results. Dad is in pretty tough shape. He's in pain, gassy and I think a little overwhelmed. I live 4 hours away and am home for the next week. I'll go back to see him at Christmas and hopefully stay for 3 weeks or more. He'll likely get out just before Christmas and need lots of help when he gets home. I'm dreading talking to my boss about this. I work at the post office and felt like I was pushing my luck to get two days off for the surgery. But I keep telling myself I can always get another job but I can't get another Dad! Please pray for us. I talked to my Brother tonight and he seems really down. Shauna Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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