Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Whew

Today is the first time in six weeks that I have seen Jim without either surgical pain or nausea. I remember that guy!

The procedure that was done today, a dilation of the pyloric join and of the reshaped area of the stomach, seems to have offered immediate relief to Jim. When I left him around 1:30, he was feeling good, and had consumed some jell-o and Italian ice. He'll remain at St. Mary's one more night to make sure he's tolerating food o.k. He had big plans for walks around the floor and a shower.

We saw the oncologist today and chemo is on for Monday.

6 Comments:

Blogger Megan said...

Hurrah! That's fantastic news. Glad things seem to be looking up again! You're both in our thoughts, and we hope the chemo takes as little toll as possible.

4:17 PM  
Blogger vkenny said...

Hi Judy, Wooo Hooo!!! This is great news. We will continue our prayers for you & Jimmy. We will hope & pray for an uneventful round of chemo and then wait for the news about the victory party.
Please let Jimmy know we are thinking of him every day. Keep fighting the good fight!
V

4:55 PM  
Blogger marian said...

Phew, what a relief. Hope improvement continues!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Dorrie said...

Will you be needing a band for the victory party? Because I know a really awesome Irish American Pub Band... (Seriously, we are rejoicing in Poolesville and Rockville and Gaithersburg...)
-Dorrie

10:36 AM  
Blogger UisceBaGirl said...

I was on some level holding my breath until I read this 'whew' posting. ... Here's to continued improvement and to the speedy completion of all therapeutic measures (including chemo etc.) with as few glitches or setbacks as possible!

Pamela

11:08 AM  
Blogger Tom Wolf said...

Hallelujah for relief! You remain in our prayers. May the chemo go quickly, without complications, and leave you strength to keep fighting.

Love, Tom

11:15 AM  

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