Lucky guy... just had another 8 inches taken out of his colon.
Sounds like fun....
|Dad was so drugged up here before going into surgery... I'm sure he has no idea he took this picture|
10 years ago, my dad found out he had colon cancer & we were very blessed that they were able to take it all out surgically & he has been doing fine every since....
except he never went back for any more colonoscopies.
|Everyone... do this to my dad when you see him next|
& people wonder where I get my stubbornness from?
But my dad & brother made an appointment together to get their colonoscopies done at the same time & they found a really big polyp in dad's colon that was too far to reach... so back to the hospital for surgery.
This was Thursday.
The surgery actually went really well & really fast... it was the recovery that was hard for him. Dad has sleep apnea but REFUSES to do anything about it (#men) because he says he wont be able to sleep with a mask on using one of those machines because he flips & flops all night long. The nurse let him know that maybe he could sleep much more peaceful if he wore it & then he wouldn't flip & flop at all ... You go Lady Nurse!!!
But in recovery after the surgery, dad's blood oxygen just wouldn't come up. Even his breathing is stubborn.
He spent twice as long in recovery as he did in the surgery. My mom & I were getting nervous when the 2.5 hour mark was approaching since he had been in recovery & he was still in there....
They finally got him to the room & let's just say I'm sure dad was happy to be hooked up to a pain pump....
I think if they took 8 inches of my colon out, I'd want a pain pump as well.
Heck, I was ready for a pain pump just from sitting in the hospital all day long.
|This may have been how I got my mom back to the car to go home that night|
I hate it because I wasn't able to go to the hospital as much as I wanted to with Michael passing away, but that's where its good that there are nurses there to take care of loved ones. If you are a nurse, kudos to you.
But dad finally got to come home yesterday... 5 long days in the hospital...
& we actually got the news back that the polyp was NOT cancer... YAHOOO!!!!!!
... & now, the doctor has dad on a schedule of planned colonoscopies in the future. No more waiting 10 years.
So back to healing for dad... & real food... or at least soft food for the next few days.
& now Life, can I ask for you to ease up on us now? Just for a little bit? Thanks. Much appreciated.