Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Good news

Dad had his CT scan today and after a very brief look at the xrays Dad's doctor doesn't see any cancer in the lymph nodes. She and the tech will go over the xrays more closely in the next few days. She also doesn't see the need to remove the urethra. But she definitely sees the need to do the surgery on schedule, because of the rate of growth. She is satisfied with the surgery date of March 3rd and I'll be there for that. After another lengthy explanation about the two different surgeries (neobladder/resect vs. bladder removal/illiolupe) Dad will go with the bladder removal.

I can't believe how relieved I feel that Dad is having surgery to remove his bladder but the alternative was pretty grim especially for someone of his age (71). It's strange how a person can feel glad about the removal of a major body part. Dad sounded so upbeat when I talked to him tonight. Yay!

Tomorrow will be the anniversay of my mom's passing and although I miss her so much, it will be a good day. I feel hopeful for Dad's health outlook.

It also helps that the weather has been sunny but cold. That always improves my mood too. Bob and I are flying to Las Vegas to meet his folks so I feel like a weight has been lifted and we can now enjoy ourselves.

Thank you everyone for all your prayers and caring support. I'm starting to feel kind of mushy so I'll shut up now. ;)


CindyS said...

I'm so happy to hear good news for your father!! It's not an easy path but knowing it isn't worse than you thought is a tiny blessing.

I hope that tomorrow you can think of your mom with a smile and find comfort in those around you.

You so deserve a break and I think hitting Las Vegas is just the break you need.

You're all still in my prayers.


Kristie (J) said...

Oh Renee - that is great news about your Dad!!!! Thanks for letting us know that it hasn't gone as far as they feared. And having lost both my parents, the best way to honour them is to remember them with love. Sounds like that is what you are doing with your Mom.

Rosario said...

Renée, I'm so happy to hear these news! Have fun in Vegas!

Avid Reader said...

Ah, this is excellent, excellent news! Miracles happen everyday. Have a safe trip.


Tara Marie said...

good news, I'm glad to hear your dad is in better spirits.

Have a great trip.

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