Log in

No account? Create an account
An author of no particular popularity

Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-17 03:05
Subject: [cancer] The forthcoming surgery
Security: Public
Tags:cancer, conventions, food, health, travel
I'll be talking about this some more tomorrow, but I'm having my liver resected for the second time this coming Tuesday. Flying home from Readercon today, going on a liquid diet tomorrow (along with bowel prep) and rolling in to the hospital probably very early Tuesday for a morning surgery. Among other delights, I'll be on IV feeding for several day, then back on a liquid diet for a while, so after today, no solid food for me.

I'll be offline probably for close to a week, depending on how long it takes my brain to come back to usefulness from the anesthesia and the post-operative pain medications. I'll try to have someone post status updates on the surgery and any significant post-operative events, but as that will be out of my control, I make no promises.

The funny thing is I am oddly cheerful about the impending medical festivities. I don't feel intimidated or freaked out. Which just goes to show that after three previous rounds of cancer surgery, a person really can get used to anything.

Post A Comment | 19 Comments | | Flag | Link

Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-07-17 10:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I shall be thinking of you. Much love,
Kari xx
Reply | Thread | Link

Deborah Biancotti
User: deborahb
Date: 2011-07-17 10:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>Which just goes to show that after three previous rounds of cancer surgery, a person really can get used to anything.<

Heh. :) Good luck & get back on the solids soon!
Reply | Thread | Link

User: mysterysquid
Date: 2011-07-17 10:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good thoughts your way.
Reply | Thread | Link

Coffee Shop Whore
User: skidspoppe
Date: 2011-07-17 11:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sending you healthy, healing thoughts for speedy recovery!
Reply | Thread | Link

User: history_monk
Date: 2011-07-17 11:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Best of luck!
Reply | Thread | Link

User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2011-07-17 12:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thinking of you.
Reply | Thread | Link

Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2011-07-17 12:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
mmmmmmm...liquid pizza

Here's to a quick recovery!

Reply | Thread | Link

User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-07-17 12:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thinking of you this week. A call will be forthcoming, probably sometime tomorrow.
Reply | Thread | Link

Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2011-07-17 13:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have been away from LJ for weeks and weeks, and as such have not been keeping up with your saga (I know, I suck!).

Also, I never much cared for liver, but don't let that influence you (or your physicians).

I hope to spend some time catching up with you in Reno. Let me know if there's anything I can do to aid you, spoonage-wise.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-07-17 13:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You'll be in my thoughts fo' sho', Jay.
Reply | Thread | Link

Misty Marshall
User: mistymarshall
Date: 2011-07-17 13:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sending you lot of happy thoughts and love. I hope you have a short recovery time and the surgery goes well..

Hugs and love
Reply | Thread | Link

User: melissajm
Date: 2011-07-17 14:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope it goes well.
Reply | Thread | Link

Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2011-07-17 15:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Reply | Thread | Link

User: brownkitty
Date: 2011-07-17 17:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck, whatever that may turn out to mean.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-07-17 17:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Best wishes for the surgery. Let me know if you need/want visitation and distractions. Maybe post-surgical recovery is a good time to introduce you to the interestingly distracting concept of freeski trick movies (otherwise known as ski pr0n).

Glad to see you've got a relaxed attitude going into this one.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: kellymccullough
Date: 2011-07-17 17:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck. Hopefully this is the one that puts you on the road to beating this thing and not having to go for another round.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-07-17 18:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We'll all be thinking good thoughts at you - feel free to pick them up whenever you need them!

Reply | Thread | Link

Cliff: Mordred armor
User: obadiah
Date: 2011-07-17 19:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Mordred armor
I hope the surgery does the good it's supposed to do, and that you recover quickly. I'll be thinking 'bout you.
Reply | Thread | Link

nwhiker: phoenix
User: nwhiker
Date: 2011-07-19 00:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck, and speedy healing!
Reply | Thread | Link

my journal
January 2014
2012 appearances