Surgery Was Successful

Posted by Casey on November 4th, 2009

After waking up at 4:00am and getting ready for the long day, we left for surgery. We arrived a bit early even though we thought it would start late. Surprisingly it was like clockwork. I was in the OR by 7:00 after all the screening, prep, and “cocktail hour” of a relaxation drug they gave me before anastesia. As soon as I arrived inside they were hooking up the real drugs and knocking me out.

It was scheduled to be a 4-hour surgery, and toward the end of that Dad got a visit from Dr. Weinberg. He let him know that the surgery went well, with no side effects. He also told him that at first all they were finding was necrosis. Unfortunately they ended up also finding cancer. This is just the high-level report, and we won’t have the full word until later this week. So we don’t know what grade the tumor is. But it wasn’t the news I was hoping for. Obviously Friday’s coversation will be big and include treatment plans.

For now, I’m watching junk TV and about to fall asleep. I’m also writing this on my iPhone which is a bit much. I should be out of the hospital around noon tomorrow/Thursday.

I’ll update you again once I have additional info tomorrow!

Love y’all.

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15 Responses to “Surgery Was Successful”

  1. Aunt Lucy and Uncle Kevin

    Dear Casey –

    You continue to amaze us! With your strong, positive attitude and all the support, love and prayers from your wonderful friends and family, you will beat this! Love to you and your family…

  2. Best. Hang in there Casey. Thinking of you and sending you best wishes.


  3. Don Leopoldo

    Glad to hear it went smoothly, not happy with the results, but also hoping for the best. Mostly necrosis is better than not mostly necrosis, and whatever else is there is hopefully very treatable. Stay strong, sir!

  4. Aunt Kathy & Uncle Dave

    Casey, YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

  5. Uncle Steve & Aunt Trina

    Hang in there Casey!!! Love ya

  6. Casey:

    We are all here for you amazing man! Your French Sailor hat awaits you!

  7. The Bench Family

    We love you, Casey! Stay strong!

    Brook, Amy, Bode & Bria

  8. Tony & Anna

    Keep your chin up! Hope to see you soon, in the office!

  9. Much love and huge prayers continue your way. You are amazing! Daire

  10. Sue & Wayne Ehlers

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love ya-Sue & Wayne

  11. I know you will face this next stretch of your journey with grace & determination as always. Friends & family from your ‘old stomping grounds’ in Glenwood, IA are praying for you, too, Casey!

  12. So the saga continues… and the NY Hewises continue to send our love, thoughts, prayers and smiles your way. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a great Friday!

  13. Kath and John Bill

    The way you’ve handled what has been dealt to you has been so inspiring. Your spirit has shined through it all. Have faith, have strength, have courage. Please know you are in our thoughts everyday.

  14. Love you! Miss you! We still need that PDLunch!

  15. Cousin Jane

    My dear cousin Casey — my love and prayers are with you … stay strong and positive — like there’s any doubt — you are the most amazing person I know and I am blessed to have you in my life. Love ya!