Friday, January 8, 2010

Surgery Update ...

Hello Readers,

This is Davids' sister here to update you on his progress. Here are his surgery stats:

*They removed a large tumor from his diaphragm. We were told the tumor was the size of a golf ball and they removed a section the size of a piece of bologna in order to get clear borders.

*They removed a small portion of his lower left lung that contained 10 small tumors.

*He has been in the ICU for a few days and today was moved into a regular room. His new room has a bed that is much more comfortable, a DVD player, AND room service ... so he is feeling pretty good.

*Both the surgeon and his oncologist are very pleased with how the surgery went and with his recovery thus far.

*Right now it is looking like he will be able to come home on Monday or Tuesday. He will do some out patient chemo in a few weeks, and then, depending on how well he heals, will have surgery on his right side in 3-4 weeks.

*He has kept his sense of humor. He has been on an epidural since the surgery for pain. When the nurse came in to check on him after he had woken up from surgery he jokingly said to the nurse, "So, since I had an epidural, when do I get my baby?". He is definitely the nurses favorite patient!

He appreciates all your prayers and encouragement. Hopefully, he will be back to posting on his own soon!

2 comments:

Craig said...

A good report! I'm glad to hear that Dave is feeling a bit better, and in a regular room now. Healing thoughts his way.

The Webers said...

Dave- I love your sense of humor :) You're definitely everyone's favorite! Glad the surgery went well.