Friday, April 8, 2011

Prayers have gotten us through yet another ordeal.  The surgery is over and Ron is doing well tonight.  It was a long surgery and the surgeon said "It was scary" but the artery held and there was no excessive bleeding.  The doctor didn't say whether he got it all but I believe he definitely hopes he did.  The only problem Ron is having now is getting his one and only kidney to start functioning again.  They are trying to kick start it.  They will take action tomorrow if it hasn't started on its own. 

I can't believe we may be back in surgery within 2 months.  All signs are indicating the cancer has spread to his lung.  The excessive weight loss is the biggest indicator.  Now the question is whether they will still recommend surgery or not.  If only one spot has grown it will be surgery but if the other 4 spots have grown as well then the oncologist said they won't operate.  It would be a shame that he had to go through this operation but maybe it will buy time.
We did have a lighter moment yesterday in the pre-op.  Ron was very anxious and I was trying to lighten the mood so I asked him to practice our wedding vows.  I gave him my ring and made him put in on my finger.  He did and started saying his vows....."I Ron, take you my "awful" wedded wife.  "AWFUL?" I asked while giving the patient a piercing evil eye.  He busted out laughing.  Now....a little information....Ron is a bit tongue tied (literally) with a slight speech impediment.  Everytime he gets tongue tied I offer to clip that little bit of skin tying his tongue down.  It's a running joke with us.  Of course he refuses my offer of assistance.  So, I told him that when he says the ring vows I will have a tiny pair of scissors ready just in case.   I think he is terrified!  Anyway, he got so tickled in the pre-op we both started laughing until we had tears running down our faces. 

So, now I am loving referred to as his soon to be "awful" wedded wife! 

Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes!  Once again faith and prayers have brought us through once more.


marciamayo said...

Keep on making him laugh, Danise! What a good and loving woman you are.

Arkansas Patti said...

Fantastic news that the surgery went well. Just take it one step at a time. That laughter should have jump started the kidney.
Keeping you both in my prayers.

Olga said...

I am glad to hear that this surgery went well. Since none of knows what the future may bring, laugh and love as much as you can. Your strength is an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good news update, I have been holding my breath.