Sunday, July 19, 2009

300

Apparently this is my 300th blog post. Ideally, I would post something meaningful, but I'm on the blackberry in a car going 70 mph (Sean is driving) so the setting isn't conducive to inspirational thoughts.

We're on the way to the airport for our trip to DC. I check into the hospital tomorrow for some pre-op tests and such. I think the surgery is scheduled to start at 9 am Eastern on Tuesday and should last 9-11 hours. I assume Sean will be getting periodic updates on the progress and I've instructed him to post them here.

So keep us in your prayers. Sean and my brother Art will be with me at the hospital. We're hoping for what's called an R0 resection, which means no visible disease remaining. That pushes our stats up to 50% 5yr survival. Oh, and if you want to ask for some icing on the cake, I'm hoping not to end up with a temporary ileostomy. That's a 60-40 according to the surgeon, but really, we could live with that. Anything less than R0, not so much.

Hope to be back blogging for you soon.

LM

12 comments:

Vito said...

Good Luck! We'll be praying for you.

Leslie said...

Lots of prayers for both of you from Louisiana. Love ya.. please tell Sean to keep us updated.

Anonymous said...

Just got off the phone with mother. She is really happy to be with the kids. sounds like things are taken care of on that front with all the help of family and friends, so you two just focus on your health. We are with you in spirit and prayers. Kim

Anonymous said...

you are in my family's prayers, and I am sending good healing energy to you. we're looking forward to reading good news updates from Sean. best, Jenny Pullos Hynes

Stephanie said...

You're in our thoughts and prayers. We're sending all of our positive thoughts and lots of love your way. Please let us know if there's anything at all we can do to help. - Steph

Anonymous said...

You Go Girl,

Your biggest fan in California is rooting for you.

My family will be praying for you!

Jennifer

Ragan said...

We're with you in our thoughts and prayers. Good vibes are coming your way.

The Garriotts

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm too much of an engineer, but adding the numbers up on the left hand side, this is only the 298th post. (57+114+76+51). OK, maybe there were a couple from from somewhere else or 2005, but they aren't showing up.
:p (Mike)

Gregg Stokes said...

May the God of the universe watch over you during your journey with cancer. My prayers are offered up to you and your family during this season in your life, I pray that you are aware of all the moments that God demonstrates His love for you and your family during your trial.

Stacey Tovino said...

One 'Ro resection' is being prayed for from Iowa.

Renée said...

Best wishes to you. I thought of you much during our little Nason Hall reunion this weekend, but I didn't get a chance to call. I was planning to add you into the reunion via speaker phone, but the kids got fussy, and you know how it is. Many prayers are being said on your behalf.

Ben said...

We are thinking of you, LM, and wishing for a good outcome. We are sending all the love we can from the frozen north!