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9 years 6 months ago #28798 by mmc
Just got a note from Rudy's wife.

He was up and walking yesterday and has been walking already today and has graduated from in the room walks to up the hall walks.

He's doing a lot better now, but as all of the RC alumni here know, there is a long way to go.

Those post-op hiccups seem to take forever to go away and they are not fun!

As his wife says "He is still not ready for a marathon but I see progress everyday."

Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...
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9 years 6 months ago #28763 by Leigh
Good to read....thanks for keeping us updated Mike.

Wishing Rudy and his wife all the very best with his recovery.

Leigh

Leigh, 39
Dx July 2007
TURBT July 2007
RC/Neobladder ,Studer Pouch, September 2007
Erasmus Centrum Rotterdam
TNM Classification: pT4 N2 Mo
4 cycles aduvant chemo Gemzar & Cisplatinum
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9 years 6 months ago #28762 by Flamenco.
Ditto Thanks for the update.
Positive vibes and prayers from me for a swift and uneventful recovery
Diane
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9 years 6 months ago #28737 by Nix
Thanks for the update Mike, I am keeping Rudy in my prayers

Nix

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07
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9 years 6 months ago #28724 by mmc
Just to let everybody know, I just got off the phone with Rudy's wife. He just got up to his room, did get the neobladder, the surgery went very well, and the surgeon was very positive. His checkin was 9:45 but surgery wasn't until 12:15 and he was up to his room (nice view of the Rocky Mountains) a bit after 7PM Mountain time.

My timing was good as he'd just gotten settled. He's uncomfortable and has his thumb on the pain med button (didn't we all?).

I told his wife that folks here were wishing them well and keeping them in their thoughts and prayers and she wanted me to pass along their thanks and appreciation. Don't stop now though because as many of you know, the REAL trick is getting the intestines awake and functioning properly after this surgery.

I'm out of town on business now but I get back for Fort Collins tomorrow night plan to drive down to Denver to visit Rudy and his wife on Friday afternoon.

That's it. Just wanted to let everybody know.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...
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9 years 6 months ago #28711 by alsimons
Mike is a good man to have in your corner. My wife and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers

Al and Pat
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