I have an update on my Dad's colon surgery. He had his surgery Tuesday and over half of his colon was removed due to the cancer, together with surrounding lymph nodes. We will have the pathology report back today or tomorrow from the Mayo Clinic. His recovery is going remarkably well. He has had an epedural since surgery to block the pain in his torso. They removed that epedural today, so the feeling should be coming back sometime later today. The worst of the pain should be over by today, according to the surgeon. They removed his stomach pump last night, so he might get to have some liquids today (keeping our fingers crossed). His incision is like all of the others, from just below his sturnam (sp?) to his pelvic bone, or thereabout
s. He is still on oxygen, i.v.s and catheter, but he his making big improvements everyday. He has to be able to eat soft foods (and keep them down) and have a bowel movement before he can go home. I'm thinking maybe by Monday?
Thanks again for all of your well wishes. The power of positive thinking and all of the good vibes coming our way have really helped!