Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Post surgery news...

Saw dad this afternoon.  He was his usual self even with post surgery discomfort; he had us all laughing with his one liners influenced by pain meds.  Apparently his cell phone was missing shortly after surgery and mom claims that stressed him out way more than cancer ever did... ;)  You can just imagine our family all crammed into a hospital room...the nurses just keep bringing chairs and extra furniture items to the room-labeling our gathering "a party". =)  It would have been a way better party for dad if he could have eaten anything...he kept asking for french fries when anyone new came to see him...if you know my dad, he wouldn't have really wanted french fries, but I think he would have eaten anything smuggled in passed the nurse.

The particulars: the mass was approximately 3 cm in size but the surgeon was very encouraged by how contained everything looked when he went in to remove it.  The cancer doesn't appear to be as aggressive as typical pancreatic cancer at this point and didn't look like it had spread to surrounding tissue yet.  They removed 1/3 of his pancreas and some lymph nodes surrounding it.  We won't know for several days if there is cancer present in other parts of his lymphatic system.  In short-things couldn't have looked any better today.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!

12 comments:

Amber said...

thankful - we'll keep praying!

Mindy said...

So glad everything went as well as you could've hoped! Michael and I have been praying and will continue to pray for him and your family. Please keep us updated as you hear more.

megs @ whadusay said...

echoing the above... thankful and we will keep praying!

smw said...

been waiting on the news. so thankful for how it went today. i will keep praying for you all.

Sandra said...

So very thankful!! Will continue to pray for good news in a few days as well when they know more on the lymph nodes!

Kenj said...

Praise the Lord! I've been praying and praying since I was asked to last week. I love you guys and have such good memories of your Dad when I was with your family those few times...he is such a wonderful man and full of great humor :) Pass on my love & prayers if you remember to. ~Kristen

Sarah said...

wonderful update...thx for sharing!

Sara Huber said...

Great news An...thanks for sharing!! We are praying for your family too!

Elaina said...

Oh, thank you for sharing.
This is the first I have heard about this. Like the others we are praying for your Mom & Dad.
So glad all went well yesterday.

Betsy said...

I really appreciate you posting about this and letting me know how to pray...I wouldn't have otherwise known, I think. Your dad & mom are so special to us...we are lifting you guys up!

heidi said...

Praying for your dad and all you guys

Rachel said...

We've been thinking and praying for you guys all week, and we just heard the incredible news!! God is so good!! While I know he doesn't always intervene with a miracle, He chose to this time. Uncle Ed's work on this earth is not finished! ;)
Love you guys!!