news about my dad's bladder cancer

  1. I wrote a month ago about my dad having bladder cancer. He had his cystectomy today. They took the bladder, prostate and seminal vesicles. They also looked around inside everywhere and didn't find a speck of cancer. The last word I got was that after carefully testing the biopsies, everything tested negative for cancer. So at this point it looks good. He is also in an experimental pain management study with something called dura-foam. It's a foam-type morphine injected directly into the epidural space that is supposed to give him pain relief for 2-3 days. Plus he will have a PCA as needed. They are going to keep him mostly asleep for a few days too, so that ought to help.
    That's it for me!
    Thank you if you prayed for him!
    Jill
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   ntigrad
    I talked to my dad today on the phone and he's doing so good! He sounded a bit goofy from the meds, but that's ok. He said they have had him up walking int he room allot today and he's handling the pain pretty well. Just thought I'd share!
    Jill
  4. by   renerian
    THat is good news. Glad he is recovering. thanks for the update as I was thinking about him the other day.

    renerian
  5. by   Brownms46
    Hi (((((((((((((ntigrad)))))))))..,

    I'm very sorry this is the first time I have seen this thread.. I'm very sorry to hear about your dad's cancer dx, but glad to hear that they feel they got it all! I will pray for your dad...and his continue healing...
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    yes, i will pray too. ((((((hugs)))))
  7. by   aimeee
    Great news. Glad to hear that that the reports are promising so far.
  8. by   ntigrad
    WOW! Thanks you all so much for your responses! I feel like I have friends out there I didn't know about! I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

    Jill (ntigrad)
  9. by   live4today
    (((((((Jill and family)))))))) Just read your thread, and wanted to give you a "thumbs up" for your dad's healing! :kiss
  10. by   ntigrad
    Thanks Cheerfuldoer. You're the best!
    Jill

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