MIke had a right hemicoloctomy today and the procedure was text book! No complications and no other organs show any trace of cancer anywhere. On the other hand, the lymph nodes are involved, but we won't know how many until after the biopsy. Not sure how many they removed, but was told Doc went pretty deep and took out every one he could find in the area. His port was also installed right after the resection was complete.
I had an amazing support group hang out at the hospital with me the entire time and never even opened the book I brought. I'm spending the night here at the hospital tonight and so far my main job has been feeding Mike ice chips - in addition to updating my blog & facebook LOL
The epidural is working well, but Mike started to have some pain at the port site as well as his ribs around the top of his incision so he's been given additional pain meds through the IV. He also doesn't have feeling in his right thigh. He can finally move his leg and foot some and seems to be getting feeling in his foot and lower leg. Anesthesiologist said it should be fine after the epidural wears off. Anyone else have this experience? Mike does have the leg compressors on as well.
Thank you for all the support shown on my previous posts!
Mike's Wife (Heather)