Category: Surgery

A few hard days …

The good news is, as of today (Wednesday), Dad is back in a normal room and is feeling better than the last few days. The bad news is, the weekend threw more than a few hurdles our way. Friday’s barium swallow did show a leak at the joins where a section of his small intestine ….  Read More

A Better Day

Dad’s CT scan has confirmed he has blood clots in both lungs. Considering yesterday’s test results that’s what we expected. While this is not what we would hope for it isn’t unusual following major surgery. He’s been on blood thinners since yesterday and will continue to have to take those for a number of months ….  Read More

Opps … Diagnosis Hiccup

With all the remarkable tools in the medical war-chest, until the surgeons get inside it’s still a best guess. My tumour started around the upper valve in stomach and grew up and down on the outside of my stomach and esophagus. More gory details to come when I get more information but the surgery went ….  Read More

Surgery Update

Hi folks, Meredith here posting on behalf of Dad (Phil). Just wanted to let you know that he’s out of surgery. They were a bit delayed getting started which is why we only heard from the doctor around 8:30 pm Atlantic. I’ll post more details in the days ahead but wanted to post a short ….  Read More

Countdown to Surgery

Twenty-four hours from now (Thursday, May 21st. at 6:30 am), I’ll be registered at the Victoria General Hospital. By 7:30 I’ll be on the table with the surgical team getting organized to start an Esophagectomy at 8:10 am. The world as I know it will never be the same but I am hours away from ….  Read More