MightyMouse Posted June 15, 2009 Report Share Posted June 15, 2009 Hi everyone, if you would be so kind as to think of my dad, Jim, he could use the extra boost. He's recovering from major GI surgery last month where they rerouted lots of parts b/c he had cancer of his bile ducts, gallbladder and part of his liver. The took out all the cancer, but he's started chemo as a "just in case" there were any cells left anywhere. They aren't sure at this point why he is vomiting blood and passing blood in his stool -- the chemo he is on is only supposed to cause tiredness and some muscular pain & weakness. He was in the ER on Sat after not being able to keep food or fluid in him since Monday night--took 2 bags of fluid, but they sent him home with some meds and now today, he had to go back to the ER and he was promptly admitted.It's been an eventful week as my Dad's brother, who is almost 70, fell off his roof and broke his back and arm. After multiple surgeries, he should recover all of his functions--but he's pretty disabled for now, and has home health care and lots of support of his friends and neighbors. He has no other family than my Dad, my sisters and me, and a few distant cousins. I live too far away from both of them (they're in MD and VA and I'm in NJ) to be of much help, but I am the closest of all them distancewise... everyone else is in places like CT, OH, GA, etc...and me, I'm too wiped out anyway. Still battling my rotten right ear. I see the ENT first thing in the AM for another suctioning out of the disgusting stuff that the fungal infection has been doing each week. Wish I had my hearing back, and that my ear wasn't ringing constantly, but then I think about all my above ramblings and know that it *really* could be way worse.Peace.Nina Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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