At University Hospital Feb. 2011

At University Hospital Feb. 2011
February 11, 2011 at University of Utah Hospital

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The eye of the storm . . .

Yesterday felt like passing through the eye of the storm . . . everything before yesterday was diagnostic--everything after today is treatment.

This morning Phil checked into Huntsman at 6:00 a.m. for outpatient surgery. Under light anesthesia an area from his neck to lower chest was deadened and two incisions were made, one for the camera and one to introduce the port-a-cath, which was placed just beneath the skin below the left clavicle.

While Phil was in surgery, Dr. Weis called with results from the Tumor Board. The liver is inoperable. The idea of growing more liver was not an option. Dr. Weis will proceed with chemo immediately and Phil might possibly have his first infusion tomorrow. We'll discuss this more at our appointment tomorrow.

Phil did great in surgery and we were out of Huntsman by 11:00 a.m. We're now back at my brother's beautiful home where we're treated like royalty. Phil is taking a nap, under protest! He really wanted to get out his laptop and work, but sometimes a good wife has to put her foot down and this was one of those times!

We feel blessed in so many ways--we have our faith, each other, caring family and friends, modern medicine and advancements in chemotherapy treatments, and so much more.

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