For those of you who read my thread about my impending hernia surgery, I just wanted to inform you of the 'drastic turn' my surgery took.
I in fact did NOT have a hernia - but have been diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease. Hodgkins Disease is a form of cancer that is quite curable, but I'll need to go through some radiation and possibly some chemotherapy.
This was discussed with my wife and I in the recovery room (I was all drugged up so I really didn't know what the heck was going on.) However, my wife sat there in shock with our newborn little boy in his carseat sucking on his pacifier.
I want to have the best outlook and attitude about this..........but when I think about it - CANCER - it's somewhat surreal. We've never had cancer in my family before.
I'm very glad that Doctor told us to have a VERY POSITIVE OUTLOOK on this because Hodgkins Disease is very very curable. I would be lying, however, if I told you I wasn't still in somewhat a state of shock.
For the most part, I feel pretty good right now - other than the soreness of my incission....which with the help of trusty old Vicodin subsides when I need it too.
Anyway - I' know I asked this initially about the hernia, but I ask again that I'd surely appreciate your prayers and "good vibes" during this 'STRANGE' time.
Hope to see you at a MiceChat Meet soon.
David (aka Disneyland Daddy)