Good morning troops,
I am happy to report that I am finally starting to feel some of the recovery in this recovery process. My energy levels over the passed couple days have perked dramatically to let in a little strength, humor and positive attitude back into the mix. Liver/Gall bladder surgery recovery as I stated in my last blog is an exhausting, painful process. The pain meds also tamper significantly with your mood, perceptions and memories leaving reality as an intangible
object that you feel you once could grasp but slips fleetingly through your fingertips every time you try and hold on. I am glad to say I have been off the pain medication since Monday morning, letting clarity and focus pierce through the fog and cast a ray of sunlight on the remainder of my path to a cure
For some reason this is a mirror image. Oops.
Meeting with my liver surgeon and his RN went as well as one could hope for (they are both amazing.) The tumor pathology showed that all the margins were clean. Meaning they were able to remove every tumor with at least 1 cm of healthy liver surrounding it, leaving no possible remnants of the cancer at each specific resection site. The pathology also showed that necrosis had set in and only a few viable cancer cells remained, meaning all of the tumors removed were mostly dead. This information is very good news, it means that my body responded extremely well to my regiment of chemotherapy, diet, exercise and healing sessions. The hope now is that the original mass and any small undetected cancerous cells throughout my body responded the same way to the treatment (I’m also hoping that there are none to begin with.) Hopefully, my future chemotherapy sessions post colon surgery will reinforce this.
On Tuesday, I have a meeting with my colon surgeon for introductory purposes as well as possibly scheduling my next surgery to remove the original mass. The surgery date could be as early as November 14th, but will most likely not occur until after thanksgiving. I feel I will be ready when needed, in my mind, the sooner the better. Finally, its just about time to take on the Evil Beavers once and for all.
Much Love – Teej
p.s. You all are doing so amazing with the Get Your Rear in Gear walk and I am so proud of you. I will definitely be attending and I look forward to seeing everyone of you. I’m also a stubborn stubborn person, so I will walk as far as I can until Amanda tranquilizes me lol. =-P
p.p.s. For those of you that haven’t seen me in a while I’ll be the kid that looks like skeletor lol, I weighed in at a whopping 143 lbs this morning (which is normal for post liver surgery.) I don’t think my upper body has an ounce of fat or muscle for that matter left on it, leaving me to look like Chris Evans in the new Captain America movie before they zapped him to make him jacked. Once this is all over, it will definitely be time to hit the gym!
Patti Hodgson November 5, 2011
10/9/2015 06:24:57 pm
I have had you in my prayers and thought . I am so happy to see you are doing so well. You are a true inspiration !
Steve Parsloe November 5, 2011
10/9/2015 06:25:22 pm
Awesome news but you need to work on your biceps. I would like to stop by next Wednesday or Thursday. Look forward to seeing you and catching up.
Dave November 6, 2011
10/9/2015 06:25:46 pm
Hey Teej, I have PX90 – still in the box – what was I thinking….. when you are ready let me know and you can try them out!!
joe roller November 7, 2011
10/9/2015 06:26:19 pm
Chuck Shields November 8, 2011
10/9/2015 06:26:41 pm
Jeannie February 1, 2012
10/9/2015 06:27:04 pm
I may be a little late responding but I am looking for some kind of feedback on my Liver Resection. First let me say how happy I am that you made it through the surgery and look very happy!!! I just had my surgery on Jan. 26th and I came home from the hospital on Monday. I am having excrustiating pain and im wondering if this is normal. I have not slept a wink since the day I had the surgery. I am at my wits end. Between the pain and lack of sleep I am feeling pretty bad to say the least, Was this normal for your first week post op? I did have it Laproscopy. They say it much less pain but some how I truly find it very hard to beieve. Any feedback or advice on more comfortan\ble positions to lay in or maybe even a hot bath? I am very depressed and sometimes very angry which is understandable.Thanks for helping….
TJ Baudanza February 1, 2012
10/9/2015 06:27:30 pm
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