Update: My boyfriends dads surgery

@brendalee (6083)
United States
May 24, 2007 9:36pm CST
I just got home after spending over 12 hours at the hospital. For those of you that don't know, my boyfriends dad had surgery for pancreatic cancer today. things went very well. they got all the cancer and there is no sign of it anywhere else. He is still not out of the woods but it is a great relief to me. He will be in intensive care for about 4 days and he will have a stomach tube in for 6 weeks. Its going to be rough for him but he is alive. I want to thank everyone who prayed or sent well wishes. It was greatly appreciated.
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15 responses
• China
2 Jun 07
Thank godness!Your bf's dad have passed the hard time.I can understand your feeling when he was in the surgery room.It is a good news that things went very well.Take care of him and I wait for your good news.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Just to let everyone know, my boyfriends dad came home from the hospital today. He is doing really well. Thanks for all the prayers and kind words.
• United States
26 May 07
Brendalee, I am so glad to hear that your boyfriends father is doing well. I did not know that pancreatic cancer was operatable. I guess I have been out of medicaine to long. I know it is a relief to you and your boyfried that his dad is holding his own. Now the hard part begins. Good luck with helping him through the recovery. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Most of these cases are not operable. We got lucky. "At the time of diagnosis, only about 20% of pancreatic tumors can be removed by surgery. The standard procedure is called a pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure)." This quote is from this website.... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000236.htm
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
25 May 07
This is good news. There is a lot the specialists can do for cancer nowadays. To surgically remove all of the cancer is a great bonus. They may still want to do chemo or radiotherapy just to be on the safe side. Yor Father-In-law is lucky to have a concerned girlfriend-in-law.Hope he goes well.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
25 May 07
yup. your (soon to be) father in law is lucky to have you and you are also lucky to have them as a family already. it shows how much love can bind people together. i hope for his quick recovery.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
Wow! that is DEFINATELY a great sign! It is soooo joyus to hear of someone making it with cancer. I know you mentioned that he isn't in the clear but at least he was still at the point where they could do something about it. My prayers, wishes and hopes go out to you and your family! Keep us update on his condition!
• United States
27 May 07
Glad to hear that the surgery went well Brendalee. He sounds like a fighter. I send my prayers. Huggers to you and your family.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
25 May 07
That is super wonderful news! I'm so glad to hear that they got the cancer out- Hopefully with the treatment- chemo if needed - he will be cancer free and be able to live a great normal life- There is so much cancer these days- but thankfully medical technology is improving also- I will keep him in my thoughts for a speedy, cancer free recovery! And you and your boyfriend also!
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
25 May 07
i am sorry for i wasn't around myLot the past few days and i haven't read about your discussion prior to this one. but i am sorry to hear that your boyfriend's dad need to go under this surgery... but i am glad and relieved that he was able to make it through. i guess prayers really help a lot. plus the love and support you showed not just to your boyfriend and to his dad but to the whole family i know had been deeply appreciated.
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• Canada
25 May 07
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boyfriend and his father for a smooth speedy recovery. Any surgery takes some recovering from, but with the well wishes of his family and friends, and the care of the doctors and nurses, he'll be just fine.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
25 May 07
This is good news for all of us...and it is good to hear that your boyfriend's dad's surgery was a success and that he is on the road now to recovery...my prayers will go out to him for his complete healing
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
25 May 07
Am glad that things went well. With support which I think will be quite available he should do fine and with continued and trusting prayer his prognosis is good. I am glad you let us know and that we can abide in this news that prayer can be answered. Continued prayers for you and yours.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
25 May 07
Sweetie I am so happy to hear these News and I do hope that you can at least relax now a bit You need to take care of yourself to Did you get the Email I sent you Sweetie Love and Hugs
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@yanjiaren (9050)
25 May 07
I am so glad that everything is stable and that the operation was successful. I know when a person is ill in the family, it puts a lot of strain and heartache on every member concerned and I can imagine the sigh of relief that is being felt by every one there. I have had a lot of relatives pass on with cancer so I can empathize totally with the nerve wracking experience you have just all gone through. I wish him and your family all the best and for our good man a speedy recovery. You can all enjoy each other's company more also. We often take our loved ones for granted until something drastic happens don't you agree? Have a great day and thank you for sharing.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 May 07
That is so awesome hon. I'm so glad he came through it ok. Will he have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy at all? I'm just glad he's still with us. The power of prayer is so amazing. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers hon. Now go sit down and breathe another sigh of relief, ok? LOL Big hugs to you my dear friend.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
25 May 07
It sounds like things went well for the situation that they were in. I am glad. I hope that the rest goes just a good.
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• United States
25 May 07
I am so glad things are looking better for your boyfriend's father. My prayers go to you and them. Keep us posted.