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12th-Jun-2008 06:06 am
We got to the hospital just before noon yesterday. Brian's mom and dad got there a few minutes after, so we waited with his uncle for them to walk over. We said our hellos and everyone was doing that 'do we go inside now' body language thing. His dad asks "what time is it?" "11:55" and he just stands there with the most adorable, stubborn grin ever. He doesn't have to be there until noon, and he's in no rush. I couldn't blame him.

He went in to get prepped and even though he was scheduled to have surgery at 1, he didn't go in until 3:15. It was almost 6:30 before we heard any news. And I'm not going to sugar coat it, it's scary.

The tumor was in the middle of the lower lobe of his left lung. The took the entire lobe. They found 3 lymph nodes that looked suspicious, so they took those out for biopsy. We won't know for a couple of days just what kind of recovery path we're looking at.

We didn't get to see him until nearly 8. This is a man that has been relatively healthy all his life and never spent a night in the hospital. He looked so small and frail. Brian and I left the hospital feeling really raw and prepared for a rough time over the next couple of days.

It's really difficult to push out the negative thoughts. We're struggling to do that right now.

He normally calls me Debra Rose. There aren't a lot of people who do, and his southern drawl has had a special place in my heart. I need to hear him call me that again soon. *wipes eyes*
12th-Jun-2008 06:12 am (UTC)
The most important thing is not the surgery, but after that: everyone must make an effort to make sure he not just recovers as soon as possible, but also be in as good shape as possible.

12th-Jun-2008 06:19 am (UTC)
not sure what else to say, other than *hugs*
12th-Jun-2008 07:17 am (UTC)
The whole wait and see, then wait and see some more thing is just hard. Well, everything about cancer is hard, but that's in the top 5.

You guys are all in my thoughts and what passes for prayers around here.
12th-Jun-2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Ugh. That sucks. Was really hoping to hear better news after I saw the prior post. I hope the doctors can setup a plan and figure out how life goes on after this -- certainly, it's not the end of any road just yet, just the start of some new part of life. He sounds like a tough guy, though, which is the best trait you can have in the face of these things. My brother had a couple years from hell when he got cancer, but he made it through the other side -- don't let negative thoughts dominate!

You've got a good family structure; that will help more than anything else, both for him and for you.
12th-Jun-2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
i'm so sorry, honey. *big hugs*
12th-Jun-2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Damn cancer. *sigh*
I'll keep you all in my prayers. *tight hug*
12th-Jun-2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
So many people in your life in need of your strength and support. I send my good wishes for them and one for strength to you. And you say your life isn't challenging, be careful what you ask for.......
12th-Jun-2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Quick! Think about boobs!

Well, it always makes -me- feel better.

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