Monday, May 24, 2010
Fr. Bill and I arrived at the hospital last night.
Mom and dad arrived today to be extra support for the duration of the time I’m here. They’ve been there so many times in the past for me in so many ways, but this will be my first surgery.
I met with four of the doctors on the surgical team. My test results show no further problems, but it’s still going to be a complicated surgery.
The biggest area of concern is what they’ll need to do to the blood vessels in my leg and nerve endings on my spine once they remove the tumor and see how much damage has been done.
They still can’t say if the surgery will take a few hours or all day. They just won’t know until they go in, and I won’t know until I come out!
While roaming the halls in between appointments, I ran into two of the couples I got to know from Hope Lodge.
Bill was in for a follow-up check up, and Robin in for a surgery of her own. I again experienced the caring bond of support that saw me through the weeks of chemotherapy and radiation.
This will be the last time I write for a while, but staff will provide an occasional update here until I’m able to speak for myself.
Thanks for all the prayers and support. It’s been awesome, and I’m confident that, with God’s help, we’re going to come through this OK.