Six Weeks After Surgery

March 28, 2009 at 7:31 am 1 comment

Since we're going to be here awhile, it seemed we need our own car.  Time will tell if this "cream puff" was a good choice.

Since we're going to be here awhile, we decided we need a car of our own. Time will tell if this "cream puff" was a good choice.

With many surgeries, the incision is healed in six weeks. Dan’s incision where the large sarcoma was removed is about half healed.  Most people begin to feel quite well 6 weeks after surgery.  Dan is beginning to feel better for half a day.    The cellulitis in his leg put him behind schedule.  Also, no one can say how much the 2 sarcomas in his lungs are sapping his strength.  

However, he is gaining weight which is a very positive sign.  He had  the energy to go with me Thursday to buy our little car   during the good half of his day.  This morning he fixed breakfast, took a walk outside in the yard.  After lunch, while I went for a massage, he did some bookkeeping…but sat too long.  That caused his feet, and his his right leg to swell badly. 

When I got home, I spent 1/2 hour massaging his legs very gently to help get the excess fluid moving in the right direction.  Then, I spent 1 1/2 hour searching for and taping the leaks in the tape holding the Wound Vac drain on his body.   The popping is only 1 soft pop every 5 seconds and then about 8 pops one right after the other.  I may put the comforter around it tonight.  One very bright spot in our day was when we drove down to cliffs above the beach to watch the waves together, and when Dan went inside the Post Office to get our mail for the first time.  

Dan's first time to get our mail

Dan's first time to get our mail

 May God bless and guide you…and may we all listen and obey His guidance. —  Anne and Dan

Entry filed under: Cancer's Dark Valley.

Ask and You Shall Receive Dan’s Day Improved Hour by Hour

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Clark Byroad  |  March 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    It is so good to see and hear that you are able to get out a little bit. Brenda and I pray for you both daily. Sounds like you’ve had your challenges with the wound vac. After a while, I thought that it was a part of my own body! The popping is incredibly annoying. I’m sorry that you’re having so much trouble with it. You both are fighters and are an inspiration to those of us watching your journey. We love you both and pray for your continued recovery, patience and perseverence.
    Love Clark


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