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Journal entry by Ross Bethel

Hello everyone! Surgery on Thursday went very well. There were no surprises. Surgeon said the tumor had no bulk to it and seemed like it was all just scar tissue and it will be interesting to see the pathology report.
Recovery has been quicker than I expected. The catheter came out Saturday morning with no troubles voiding, so thanks for your prayers there!
I was discharged at noon on Saturday. I had only two doses of any narcotics in the hospital and am just using Tylenol now so the pain has been very tolerable.

I have been very tired the last couple days and have a lot of diarrhea. I don’t yet know if that is temporary or something I’ll have to manage long term. In medicine we have an acronym, FOS, for full of stool...or something like that...I’m hoping that once the colon has time to fill up with “something like that” all will be back to normal!

So this is the point I have been waiting for. I am cancer free! I have been too tired to be able to feel the jubilation of that yet, but just writing it now makes me swell with emotion.
As much as I’m looking forward to getting back to life as usual...work, church, raising kids...life can never be the same after this race we have run.
I am honored that you have run this race with me. Thank you for all you help, cards, encouragement, prayers and well wishes, and love along the way.

Psalms 118:17 “I will not die,but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done”. He has done it! And I proclaim it!
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