This is Steve speaking for Barbara. Surgery complete and surgeon says best possible result! Obstruction caused by a single localized tumor which they were able to remove and then reconnect the bowel. Surgeon expects Barbara will do very well. She will remain in the hospital for a week, maybe two, for recovery and then home to Sonoma. When the surgeon came out and told me this I lost all restraint and hugged her right there in front of everybody! And I gotta say it - along with Dr. May the surgeon, the nursing staff here at Kaiser Hospital, Santa Rosa, both on 4 North and in the OR, are awesome!
On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!