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May 17, 2022
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I created this page to allow an easy point of access for everyone to be able to check in and receive updates on my Moms progress.
She is scheduled for surgery this Friday April 15th in the early morning at Fox Chase Cancer Center for Duodenal Adenocarcinoma that was found a month ago during an endoscopy.
Her surgeon is extremely optimistic due to how early this was detected and luckily it was, in the surgeons eyes, located at the most ideal place we could hope for and he expects a very positive outcome.
This surgery is a major surgery and she is expected to be in the hospital for 7-10 days and then expected to hopefully be cleared to come home the last week of April.
Myself and my son Hugh will be there when she is expected to be released to help her in her recovery to assist with anything she needs. Doug and I will try to make sure that we are there until she is recovered. During this time We will be trying our best to keep her from overdoing it and making sure she does what the doctor says she has to.
- no senior breakdancing club for at least 6-8 weeks,
- no more Bear Creek Bungee jumping for at least a few months,
- limited power lifting at the gym
- No more Kung Fu training until cleared
- She is not allowed to do anymore competitive bull riding until October
- and limited golf cart drag racing! She has to keep it under 50 mph.
I know she will be shaking her head as she is reading this saying ... why Ross why? But we all know that laughter is good for the soul right? Sorry Mom!
I know that she was very happy that she was able to have a new quilt far along enough ( thank you to the quilting ladies who helped her) so that she will be able to hand stitch her little heart out while she recovers.
We all cannot thank everyone, including her absolutely astounding friends and amazing neighbors who continue to amaze me how wonderful it is to know my mother has such an incredible network of friends that are there for her when Doug & I are not able to be there. That is something we are so thankful for.
From snow blowing off what the plow left, to running to the store for her when needed, to making sure she gets out to see the beautiful sunsets at the lake, to even making sure she has fresh flowers, and for keeping her busy quilting as well. This amazing network of friends and neighbors is what allows our family to feel at ease that Mom and her friends are all good and no need to worry! Thank you.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all that each of you do that collectively make such an amazing difference. I cannot express my gratitude enough for how amazing you all are.
I am just asking for each of you to please pray for my mom this Friday as she goes though her surgery and also pray for a speedy, pain free recovery so that she can be back at 100% again and enjoying the beautiful spring ahead.
Thank you all in advance for all of your kind thoughts, prayers and for simply caring.