Here a great example about one of my best friend on internet that never stop!
Greetings Family and Friends:
Solange and I did the pre-operation thing yesterday and I had a CT Scan from my head to my belly button.
The pre-operation discussions were enough to scare the spots off a Leopard.
The operation is 10 hours +/- a couple of hours. That part is painless.
My biggest problems will be caused by swelling and possible infection. I will not be able to breath; therefore, there will insert a breathing device into my throat. It works automatically, so my regular breathing will shut down. After about 7 or 8 days the swelling will disappear and I will have to retrain my body how to to breathe again on its own.
Then, I can begin to eat. Up to this time I`ll be force fed through a tube placed down my nose and into my stomach.
They said I`ll probably go home a bit skinny.
The average person is in hospital for 3 weeks after this type of operation. Some go home after two weeks; and, I could be there a month. It all depends on how fast my new bone and skin draft heal and if I become infected.
I will not chicken out. The alternative is too much pain and certain death. I could die during the operation or afterward; but, I have no other option.
We still have no moving methods nailed down. I hope Solange makes that decision today. We hope to have everything packed by Saturday and move it into a container on Sunday.
I will enter the Toronto General Hospital at 6:00 AM on Wednesday. At 8:00 AM, I`ll be out cold. After that I`ll be miserable for a week; but, I`ll be happy to be rid of this cancer and its associated pain. The past 4 months have been hell.
After a few weeks, I have to return for tests and possible radiation for a few weeks.
Apparently, I will not be able to be back working for a few months. Will we have a life again? Yes, by the grace of God.
I know, I`ll have a few bouts of whimpering in the hospital at the beginning because I cannot stand being alone in the dark at night when I am ill. My first few nights at Credit Valley last May were horrible, I was so scared. I was much better in the day light hours.
They say this time I`ll be up walking on day two; and, my biggest concern will be accepting the breathing gear. The pain will be controlled by morphine.
Well folks. I have 6 days to build up my thought processes so I can walk in there on Wednesday morning smiling, singing, and dancing.
It sure would be nice to have you there to hold my hand when I wake up.
And during is cancer this friend was trying to help me for my invention whit the will of helping other poeple!