Lung Cancer and Air filtration #2: Good News, Bad news, Good News, Bad News, ZGood News, and finally Home

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Blog entry by Toolz posted 01-24-2012 06:58 PM 5542 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi gang, I hope I can keep this short and share my news. Had lung surgery Dec 21st, got all the cancer removed; was told no chemo or radiation needed; developed an air leak post-op that kept me in the hospital until Jan 11th when surgeon went in again; found I had coughed really hard in the ICU and ripped internal stitches loose and tore a hole in the lung…got that all fixed and sealed…discharged home Jan 17th…developed a paralyzed intestine as a result of all the medications and narcotics in the hospital and was re-admitted Jan 20th…got home again yesterday. Still feeling puny and have a 26 cm incision in my back with a boat-load of staples that won’t be removed until this coming Thursday. Should feel lots better after staple removal. Hope to be out in the shop once the weather warms in a month or two. Thanks to all who sent prayers they helped are are greatly appreciated.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 07:04 PM

praying you get to the shop soon

i think it is a better environment
to be in than the hospital

and cheaper too

get well soon

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 07:42 PM

best of luck.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 07:45 PM

Thanks guys! I’ll be checking in occasionally but sitting here is starting to tire me out LOL Nap Time.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 08:00 PM

Toolz: I’m so sorry for your medical travails. I believe I understand … only too well.

I wish you a full and speedy recovery, and a quick return to the wood shop !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 04:34 AM

“got all the cancer removed, no chemo or radiation needed”. With that news, there ain’t no bad news. Take care of yourself and you’ll be back in the shop in no time. Congrats on the successful surgery.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 01-25-2012 07:15 AM

Hope the recovery is speedy I also had cancer but in my throat dis rad. & chemo and it has been 3.5 yrs since my last treatment and still doing good. It will take a little while to get back to it but you will. Hang in there.

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 11:35 PM

I hope you have a speedy recovery!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 06:02 PM

Had a large melanoma taken off my face and prostate cancer within a year of each other, that was 3 years ago. Still taking shots for prostate cancer but so far my PSA has come back 0, so I feel very blessed. I will offer my prayers for you and others with this terrible disease. I have my last shot coming in Feb. Stay positive and you’ll be fine. Thoughts and prayers fellow Jock.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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