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Catching up...

I haven't posted for nearly a month. Sorry. It has been busy and irregular and complicated. But Katie is napping now and I have a chance.

The big news is that on the 6th of August I will be having surgery to remove my female plumbing. What I thought was just impending menopause was actually Symptoms. There is some malignancy, but it is endometrial and thus the least bad kind for female plumbing. Once pathology has had a look they will decide if further treatment (radiation or chemo) will be required.

My dr is a nice fellow who explains without having to be asked. We're expecting three days in the hospital. The hard part of the recovery will be the 4 or 5 weeks of NO LIFTING. This means we will be importing some Katie-keepers. My brother and sister-in-law will be coming for the first week and then The Canadians will arrive. Dave and Tom and Sue will come down to help out and work on the Dandelion Wine album as we originally planned. Thanks, folks!

I will admit to being terrified, but it could be a whole lot worse. Good thoughts/vibes/prayers are greatly appreciated.

And, please, if you ever have Symptoms, DON'T IGNORE THEM! They will eventually go away, but you you don't want to be gone with them.

GHR

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jrittenhouse
Jul. 20th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Good luck on all of this; having had entirely too much exposure to cancer, I'm strongly of the opinion that When In Doubt, Stomp The Sucker Early is the way to go. Take care, and our prayers and best wishes are with you.
jeff_duntemann
Jul. 20th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Obviously, little sister, you have all the support we can provide, and now that it's public I will pass a prayer request on to the Old Catholics.

Actually, we're looking forward to having some time with you two and Katie. And I may actually change a diaper for the first time in my long life. (Carol is laughing behind me. May? May? There is no "May"...)
daddy_guido
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
When you do, make sure Bill is watching - he seems to think the poop will melt his hands off.
joecoustic
Jul. 20th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Good wishes and thoughts heading your way!!

*hugs*
filkerdave
Jul. 20th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts and wishes from me to thee.
filkertom
Jul. 20th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Aiee. Many hugs and good thoughts.
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catsittingstill
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
What's an aubergine?
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poltr1
Jul. 20th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Lotsa *hugs* and good thoughts from me.
mia_mcdavid
Jul. 20th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, my dear! We will surely hold you in our prayers!

I'm so glad you have family and friends who can stand by your side in this.
markiv1111
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes and more yes
As a guy with cancer in his male plumbing, let me state that I am absolutely happy you caught this when you did, rather than a year or two down the road. Your doctor sounds like a very positive force in your life, and the orders you received make a whole lot of sense. Take care of yourself, accept the help being offered where Katie is concerned, and keep us posted; even those of us who generally don't pray will be thinking of you and trying to send warm, healing energies in your direction.

Nate
mdlbear
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Best of luck!

My Mom, who turns 87 in December, had that done some 40-odd years ago. Major abdominal surgery is nothing to sneeze at (especially when sneezing hurts!), but as long as the baby-wrangling is taken care of it's mostly a good excuse to stay in bed and have nice people fuss over you.
shannachie
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Lots of hugs. I can't contribute more than virtual support and good thoughts. But those you've got.
catsittingstill
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with you. Let me know if you need extra baby wranglers or other help around the house.
tigertoy
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs* and fervent good wishes. Take the time you need to recover.
daddy_guido
Jul. 20th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

And you know, whatever we can do.
scs_11
Jul. 20th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on both having caught it reasonably early and having a doctor who's doing the right thing. Here's hoping for the best result and no need for radiation or chemo. (((hugs)))

Steve
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