Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tuesday Update

Troy is still in Cardiovascular ICU this morning, but he is doing really well and we are hoping that he will be moved to a room sometime today. When I saw him at 6:00 this morning they got him up and he was sitting in a chair. He is really hoarse and can't speak very loudly. He's got hoses connected to just about every imaginable place. He's got three incisions, stomach, neck and side. All in all, I am really happy with they way he is looking and feeling. Of course, he is on plenty of pain medication. The doctors and staff here are really dedicated to keeping him pain free.

Troy says to tell everyone hello and thanks for the thoughts and prayers!

As I was standing in the lunch line at the cafeteria this afternoon I noticed that Dr. Jac (Troy's oncologist) was right behind me. He had already seen Troy this morning so we had a good visit as we waited. He is pleased that Troy has handled the surgery so well this far. He wants to see the pathology reports as that will give us more information regarding the likelihood of a recurrence of the cancer. He did say that he felt good about the amount of shrinkage that was seen in the tumor after the chemo and radiation. He said that is a good sign that we are less likely to see recurrence. I guess we will keep praying and see what the pathology reports tell us.

We know that the prognosis for this type of cancer is not the best, but Troy is young, strong and healthy and his doctors are all optimistic about his continued recovery. I am feeling better about our situation today. It feels good to get the surgery behind us and start the healing process.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. - Mark Twain

2 comments:

Byron said...

Sounds very good. Byron here, keeping tabs on you Troy and Deana. Everything is quiet at the marina. It was hot and still this weekend....guess Mother Nature was keeping quiet while we all just cleaned, sanded, screwed (uuuhhh, nuts and bolts that is), and wondered how you were doing.

Different Drummer was resting peacefully. Get well soon.
-Byron

Byron said...

Hey T. and D. forgot to mention I am headed for the marina tomorrow, so if you need me to check anything, my e-address is baxby@yahoo.com
-Byron