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Dad is going in for surgery today for a colostomy. Oy. :(

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psyche0
Nov. 26th, 2003 10:32 am (UTC)
I don't mean to be nosy, but I've seen you mention many times about your dad being in and out of the hospital, but never why. I hope that he recovers soon from his surgery and whatever illness he has.
esprix
Nov. 26th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC)
Four years ago Dad had bladder cancer and had his bladder removed (and what was supposed to be a week in the hospital turned into 3 months because of various problems that cropped up). Two years ago they found a bit more cancer, so he went through radiation and chemo. The radiation fucked up his intestines, and he's been in the hospital almost continuously since March of this year with intestinal blockages, fistulas, etc. A colostomy is the best route at this point, athough we thought they were going to wait until he was a little more hearty. Fingers crossed.
psyche0
Nov. 26th, 2003 12:14 pm (UTC)
Ack! Poor guy. My grandfather had prostate cancer a few years back and they gave him radiation treatments and it caused similar problems with his colon, although not quite that bad. Doctors call it "radiation colitis". Again, I hope his surgery goes well and he gets better soon.
paperprince
Nov. 26th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
That's rough. I'll send some positive thoughts your way.
jkusters
Nov. 26th, 2003 12:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully everything will go well!

JOhn.
nazcr
Nov. 26th, 2003 04:04 pm (UTC)
What????
When did this happen. I thought everything was going ok?
esprix
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)
Not OK. I'm thinking it's that he wasn't getting any better, and they might have been afraid he was going to get septic, or possibly worse. I guess he was strong enough after all.
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