The good news is, Janet is healing well after surgery. She is alert and not groggy like that last time. She will be walking laps today as soon as they take the tubes out.
The bad news is that there is new cancer and they were not able to do the takedown or bowel repair.
We are sorry that some of you are hearing this first via the Blog and not by phone or personal email, but we are kind of shocked and also busier than usual. We will be in touch as we get our ducks in a row. (Does that last sentence make any sense to our many friends who’s English is their 3 or 4th language?)
The goal now is to recover from this surgery and then begin an “alternative therapy”. They are doing tests on the tumor samples to see which chemotherapies would work best if we want to go that route. We are keeping all options open, but are leaning toward alternative.
That is all for now. Prayers, well wishes, positive visualization, etc, are especially appreciated.
Dave & Janet
We have just gotten a request for where to mail a card. Our Snohomish address is best. For those who do not have it, just email us at our gmail address or post a comment here with your email address. Please no flowers, gifts, or flamingos for the front yard (attempt at humor) or visitors at the hospital. Janet is in a ward that is VERY restricted, since it is also used for many bone marrow transplant patients. A sniffle for you, that you may not even know that you have yet, may be death for them. I (Dave) also need to be VERY careful to not catch anything or I cannot come back. We are about to go for the 1st walk, so bye.
Dave & Janet