Monday, May 16, 2022


Feb4/2022 I had a life changing cancer surgery that saved my life.However, any surgery, especially one as long as 13 hours duration has it's consequences. Prior to the surgery, two surgeons were extremely optimistic regarding my recovery,while the third surgeon was more guarded regarding recovery.Unfortunately she has been proven right. During the past 100 days I have been hospitized twice for a total of 13 days,9 originally and 4 latter because of an infection.In addition I have had a chronic cough which is now being treated with an inhaler. However,more surprising, and in some ways more critically I have lost the strength in my right leg.Previous to the surgery I had some difficulties with my leg due to nerve damage associated with my radiation treatment.However ,subsequentially to the second operation I have lost considerable strength. At this time,I am attending twice weeekly sessions with a trainer.He says that the central muscle has completely atrophed.However, with exercise he is hopeful that I might regain 60-70% use of the other 3 muscles. I walk slowly with my cane, but with training I am hopeful I will be able to walk unassisted and be able to return to activities I truly enjoy. I remain optimistic I will acheive my goals of increased mobility. Thank you for your continued support. David

1 comment:

  1. I hope for the best for you Dave. You are certainly a fighter! As The actor Bette Davis said "Growing old isn't for sissies."