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m1west

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My neighbor/friend Robert goes in today for a esophagus cancer operation tomorrow he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer about this time last year and had 8" of his colon removed, during a routine check up a month or so ago there was a mass discovered on his esophagus that tested positive and is stage 1. It is a very invasive surgery that sometimes dosen't go well or has to be redone because of leakage. The statistics that I read on line suggest a 5 year survival rate between 5%-10% with some success stories of being ok after 15 years. Robert is not an old guy 53 yrs. He has accepted what is happening and has a much better attitude about it than most. Feeling a little helpless as I am used to fixing things and there is nothing we can do but pray and wait. Marty
 

Jim_S

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My neighbor/friend Robert goes in today for a esophagus cancer operation tomorrow he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer about this time last year and had 8" of his colon removed, during a routine check up a month or so ago there was a mass discovered on his esophagus that tested positive and is stage 1. It is a very invasive surgery that sometimes dosen't go well or has to be redone because of leakage. The statistics that I read on line suggest a 5 year survival rate between 5%-10% with some success stories of being ok after 15 years. Robert is not an old guy 53 yrs. He has accepted what is happening and has a much better attitude about it than most. Feeling a little helpless as I am used to fixing things and there is nothing we can do but pray and wait. Marty

Our thoughts and prayers for Robert.

Jim
 

Melensdad

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Thank you for sharing your concerns, we will gladly share our prayers.
 

m1west

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Thank all of you for the support, he checked in yesterday and his operation is scheduled for today so I should have some news by this evening. Marty
 

m1west

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My neighbor/friend Robert goes in today for a esophagus cancer operation tomorrow he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer about this time last year and had 8" of his colon removed, during a routine check up a month or so ago there was a mass discovered on his esophagus that tested positive and is stage 1. It is a very invasive surgery that sometimes dosen't go well or has to be redone because of leakage. The statistics that I read on line suggest a 5 year survival rate between 5%-10% with some success stories of being ok after 15 years. Robert is not an old guy 53 yrs. He has accepted what is happening and has a much better attitude about it than most. Feeling a little helpless as I am used to fixing things and there is nothing we can do but pray and wait. Marty

Hi all prayers answered so far. I got an update from Roberts wife Kimber today. It was a 9 hour surgery he didn't get back to his room until 11pm last night. she said he is in a lot of pain but he made it through. As long as something doesn't leak or tear he should recover in about 6-8 weeks. I will get another update tomorrow. Marty
 

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Hi all prayers answered so far. I got an update from Roberts wife Kimber today. It was a 9 hour surgery he didn't get back to his room until 11pm last night. she said he is in a lot of pain but he made it through. As long as something doesn't leak or tear he should recover in about 6-8 weeks. I will get another update tomorrow. Marty
:clap: :clap: :clap: Congrats. Good news. Wishing him a steady recovery.
 

Jim_S

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Hi all prayers answered so far. I got an update from Roberts wife Kimber today. It was a 9 hour surgery he didn't get back to his room until 11pm last night. she said he is in a lot of pain but he made it through. As long as something doesn't leak or tear he should recover in about 6-8 weeks. I will get another update tomorrow. Marty

Good news!

Jim
 

m1west

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Hi all prayers answered so far. I got an update from Roberts wife Kimber today. It was a 9 hour surgery he didn't get back to his room until 11pm last night. she said he is in a lot of pain but he made it through. As long as something doesn't leak or tear he should recover in about 6-8 weeks. I will get another update tomorrow. Marty


Hi all, I got another update on Robert From Kimber. Last night was very rough for him lots of pain and didn't get any sleep also on blood pressure medication it was 178/92 today and they started him on a feeding tube. From what I read about it all of that is normal. As long as nothing tars or leaks he should recover ok. I want to thank everyone again for the support. Marty
 

Jim_S

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Hi all, I got another update on Robert From Kimber. Last night was very rough for him lots of pain and didn't get any sleep also on blood pressure medication it was 178/92 today and they started him on a feeding tube. From what I read about it all of that is normal. As long as nothing tars or leaks he should recover ok. I want to thank everyone again for the support. Marty

Thanks for the update on Robert. Hope they get his pain reduced and his blood pressure regulated.

Jim
 

m1west

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Hi all, got another report on Robert this morning, They walked him yesterday along with some breathing exercises. He has to pass gas and have a bowel movement as soon as possible. Generally feeling weak ( thats normal) they are transferring him to a private room so that means Kimber can stay with him, everyone is happy about that. I don't know if he is out of the woods yet but on the right path. Marty
 

m1west

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Update, Robert is doing extremely well, being released early and comes home today. I talked to him on the phone, he sounded ready to come home. One side effect he told me about is he can never lay down flat again at any time ever. Marty
 

Doc

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One side effect he told me about is he can never lay down flat again at any time ever.

That would be tough for sure but we can get used to about anything. He can persevere.
 

m1west

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I know how that is. It's why I have a difficult time sleeping in hotels.

He might do good with a wedge pillow.

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/health...RhNgnIvjpTNISi41NOQaAkr1EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

I have a couple of them. One for the camper and one at home.

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We must think alike, my wife has one because of a hyatial hernia, so we got him a 12" from amazon delivered today and took it to him. He was happy told me he slept in the recliner last night. Marty
 

NorthernRedneck

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It sure helped the last four years. I didn't have one the first year after my accident and had to sleep in the living room on the chair for a year. After I got mine and got on the right pain meds, I was finally able to sleep a full night in bed. Now, I'm just spoiled with a split king motorized bed with built in massage.

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