If I were to detail everything that’s happened since my last posted blog on December 3rd, it would probably look like a book that would be longer than anyone would want to read.
Suffice to say that the bladder cancer surgery I underwent December 5th has left me about 14 pounds lighter, and very appreciative that I had no real idea what was ahead going in to the surgery.
After a 9 hour procedure, and about a week with more tubes and wires connected to me than a 1950’s Philco TV set, I returned home from Cleveland Clinic last Wednesday and have been recuperating nicely at home.
There were some tough hours post-surgery, but through it all, I benefited from some outstanding care and support from my bride and daughter and tremendous support from our immediate family and close friends.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of cards we’ve received from folks we know, and others we don’t even know as well.
The best new personal news items I have to share are that post-surgery pathology indicates my prognosis for long-term survival, despite the cancer that had enveloped my bladder, is very good
It’s also worth noting that it no longer hurts to laugh.
I do plan to do a lot of laughing, enjoying life, enjoying the work, and enjoying the people I love for years to come.
My return to work date will be dictated by the progress of my recovery, and the surgeon who got to know my insides real well earlier this month.
Thanks to everyone for your support and your prayers.
That’s the way I see it.