Mommy is going to tell you the story...
Many of our furends & friends may remember that while we were in Florida, Grandpa Bob (aka my Dad) was diagnosed with skin cancer in 3 different locations and had 1 spot on his face removed while we were down there. (And BTW, Grandpa Bob is also a prostate cancer survivor.)
Today I had to take Dad to the surgeon here in NY to have the other 2 spots removed. One spot is located under his left nipple/upper abdomen area and the other spot below his belly button.
I got to sit with him while they numbed up the two areas and kept him laughing up until they came in to start the surgery. Then they made me leave.
The surgery lasted almost 2 hours. I was waiting and waiting and waiting. I took a walk outside in the 95 degree humid weather.
I took pictures of my feet and of my new Birk's.
Found a recipe that sounded really yummy.
Played some Words with Friends.
Then they called me back to talk about wound care before they bandaged him up.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this.....
Sorry, guess I should have warned you.
Me and my mouth sometimes (OK, I admit, many times) have a way with words and I blurted out "what the fuck did you do?"
I can tell you, that is NOT what the Doctor expected me to say. I'm quite sure of that!
The spot below his belly button is equally as large but I will spare you the pictures. (Yes Kim, please spare us!)
After talking to the Doctor and he explained it all to me I understood. Because the original biopsy still showed cancer cells, they remove what they call "a 3 inch margin" on all sides.
Geez Dude, couldn't you have told us that upfront? Maybe they think you will chicken out if they did, I don't know.
Poor ol'e Grandpa Bob! I feel so horrible for him. But fear not! I'm a great nurse and don't mind the blood and gut's. But I do mind that my Dad (hopefully I can say) HAD cancer.
You can bet that I'll be on my knees tonight praying that they got it all out. I love you Dad!
Cancer is an UGLY word in more ways than one!