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Posted 2014-09-27T18:21:14Z

Surgery/Post-Surgery Updates

From Sam:

Hello all!  Thank you for your continued prayers, thoughts, support, kindness, and love.  Today marks Jerome's 3rd day in the hospital as he continues to recover from his surgeries.  The surgeries themselves went as well as we could hope.  Both for the liver and the colon were conducted laparoscopically using modern robotic technology (pretty cool!).  Although they were major surgeries, they were not as invasive and Jerome's healing process should be quicker.  It wasn't until the day of in the pre-op room, that we found out from the nurses that they were going to perform the surgeries this way.  They mentioned that there would be some possibility of open surgery if needed.  We initially expected it to be all open based on our consultations with the doctors previously, so it was a pleasant surprise to hear this.[...]

Posted 2014-09-18T18:57:35Z

Colon and Liver Surgery Details

Hi everyone!  It's been a long time since the last post because I have just been preparing for surgery.  Since the last post, I've met with the colon surgeon, Dr. Alessando Fichera at the UW Surgery Pavilion who will be performing the colon resection who went into details about the surgery. He is a nationally renowned surgeon who has been specializing in colon cancer, is a professor of surgery at UW, and was voted top doctor for 2014.[...]