Tony’s: We’re Still Around…Spider Update
Sorry guys for the lack of activity on this blog over the past two plus weeks. I have been traveling during this time, in part to visit Spider. In fact I just returned this past Wednesday evening from visiting him in Orlando. Spider has not posted here primarily because he is still without a computer. The effects of the radiation and chemo treatments finally caught up with him and as a result he has been running ‘tired.’ Therefore, he hasn’t gotten up to the library nearly as frequent.
Spider asked me to pass along the hellos and well wishes to you all. On my last visit day with Spider I went to his cancer surgeon’s visit with him. He has the low down on exactly what procedures they are doing and what he needs to do before and after the surgery. As with any serious illness, he is managing the stresses one is posed with as best as he can, including the emotional elements. Spider is slated to go into the hospital this Monday morning to spend a day getting all the pre-op stuff taken care of and then Tuesday morning (yes…the day before Fourth of July), the doctor will be removing the cancerous rectal growth and the immediate-surrounding, infected lymph nodes. He is expected to be in the hospital for about eight days. Then he’ll have a two to three recovery period at home before he starts his second round of chemotherapy.
So please keep Spider in your thoughts and prayers, especially on Tuesday. With some luck the surgery will successfully extricate the cancer for good. If any of you have any personal email messages to pass along to Spider you can always email them to me at my site email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will see that they are passed along to him in some manner.
Guess it’s a matter of staying tuned in for the next batch of info.