Another update from Terry:
The news keeps getting better. Gene, Susan and I sloshed our way through eight inches of new snow to the train bound for Boston’s North Station en route to Massachusetts General Hospital this morning. Gene had an appointment with his surgeon to have him look at the redness in the area of his abdomen around his drainage tube (sorry about the graphics).
Dr. F. smiled and probed Gene’s abdomen in a few places and then told his colleague to remove the staples from the incision. As all 18 staples were removed, Dr. F.said he was pleased with the healing process and called Gene a ‘rock-star’. He was also a bit surprised to learn that Gene had stopped taking his pain medication because it has been only eleven days since the surgery.
He said that the pathology report was complete and then, as we all held our breath, said; “All 26 lymph nodes have come back negative and margins are clean.” We cried grateful tears and hugged Gene.
To echo the words of Dr. F.;”Thank God!” This is another Passover/Easter that I will never forget!