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SIL Surgery update

April 13th, 2013 at 02:58 am

The outpouring of friendship and support here is humbling. Thank you to all of you.

SIL (age 34) got out of surgery a couple of hours ago. The two masses were both cancer, but different types. He had two different surgeons, but they used the same incision. One took out his kidney, which had a golf ball sized mass in it (renal cell carcinoma) the other took his appendix which had a baseball sized mass of a cancer with a very long name,
and about a foot of colon.

I learned today that in the world of cancer, if you have two separate masses, it is better if they are different types because the cancers did not come from the same source and metasticize. So in a weird way, this was good news. He will most likely still have to undergo chemo. But he was a very lucky young man that he went to the ER when he did. The surgeons were surprized that he had two types and one rare, at such a young age.

Again, thank you for all the prayers and positive energy. Tonight we all feel relief that we know what the "demon" he was/is fighting.

Now the healing can begin!

14 Responses to “SIL Surgery update”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Hope the recovery is quick. Get some rest. God bless.

  2. PNW mom Says:

    Sending prayers for healing.

  3. snafu Says:

    Prayers and best wishes to DSIL whose determination and positive attitude will need daily reinforcement from all who know and work with him. We're looking at the stats for hospital and out patient care givers protocols. advocate for themselves. This is not the time to let others do what they will or put it in G_ds hands.

  4. snafu Says:

    Sorry, words slipped off the page to cyberspacee...

    I was trying to say, patients need to keep a journal, noting drugs/meds and actively advocate for themselves [polite but firm].

  5. scottish girl Says:

    Hope recovery is quick.

  6. NJDebbie Says:

    ((HUGS)) and prayers for a full recovery.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear there is good news in the midst of cancer. ((Hugs))

  8. Ima saver Says:

    Hope he has a quick recovery. Hugs and prayers to all!

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    He has what he needs more than anything right now - a very supportive family. ((HUGS))

  10. dmontngrey Says:

    Wow - glad surgery went well. Sounds like he has a long road ahead of him. Scary for sure.

  11. North Georgia Gal Says:

    At least there is a little good news...and the got it all. That is wonderful!

  12. baselle Says:

    My thoughts are with you and your SIL during this time. Make sure he has some sort of patient advocate - he's not going to always be a condition to make objective decisions or strategize. Sometimes one decision means one has really made a whole chain of them.

  13. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Sending you energy and positive thoughts. Peace be with you.

  14. CB in the City Says:

    Wonderful to know that the cancer has been removed. Wishing for a full, quick and uneventful recovery!

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