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Update on My Jim

Forums General Melanoma Community Update on My Jim

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    Sherron
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    It has been a roller coaster lately.  Jim as some of you know has been in and out of VA ER for several weeks.  They did emergency surgery on Friday around noon.(he had only about 36 hrs left)  No time even for scans…they could see the hole.  They did a resection.  They were hoping to do further work but he was very unstable during the surgery,  His stomach was filled with blood and bile.  There are still 12 to 13 tumors which will most likely do the same thing.  They were hoping to remove more and give him a bag….but at this point that does not lo

    It has been a roller coaster lately.  Jim as some of you know has been in and out of VA ER for several weeks.  They did emergency surgery on Friday around noon.(he had only about 36 hrs left)  No time even for scans…they could see the hole.  They did a resection.  They were hoping to do further work but he was very unstable during the surgery,  His stomach was filled with blood and bile.  There are still 12 to 13 tumors which will most likely do the same thing.  They were hoping to remove more and give him a bag….but at this point that does not look likely;  His stomach is open with gauze over it.  It has to heal from the inside out…He will be here for 7 to 20 days…then they will send Home Health Care out to chnage and clean the area.  The doctor will set him up on some good medications for pain and break thru pain.  And we will try to give him the best QUALITY AND PAIN FREE TIME LEFT FOR HIM.  Jim had 4 years 2 months of great quality time, which is what he wanted, ..I don't think the doctor has told him about the other tumors, nor have I since he has been in ICU….but I think he probably know there are more.  We pray and ask for your prayers for a pain free holiday season, seeing many family members, making some few final joyous memories…

    I will keep everyone one informed on things as it happens.  Thank you for being here for me.

    Take Care,

    Sherron, wife to Jim

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      Rebecca and Bob
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      Sherron,

       

      So sorry to hear this, I pray that Jim has no pain during this time. That is terrible news and so close to home for me. It's good that Jim had so much quality time before. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

      Rebecca

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        Sherron
        Participant

        i KNOW IT CLOSE TO HOME FOR YOU REBECCA,  I PRAY ALL IS WELL WITH BOB AND IT'S NOT BACK IN THE INTESTINES.  MY PRAYERS ARAE WITH YOU.

         

        TAKE CARE,

        SSHERRON, WIFE TO JIM

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        Sherron
        Participant

        i KNOW IT CLOSE TO HOME FOR YOU REBECCA,  I PRAY ALL IS WELL WITH BOB AND IT'S NOT BACK IN THE INTESTINES.  MY PRAYERS ARAE WITH YOU.

         

        TAKE CARE,

        SSHERRON, WIFE TO JIM

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      Rebecca and Bob
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      Sherron,

       

      So sorry to hear this, I pray that Jim has no pain during this time. That is terrible news and so close to home for me. It's good that Jim had so much quality time before. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

      Rebecca

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      JohnHen
      Participant

      Sherron,

      I pray that you and Jim will be carried through this most difficult time and that peace, joy and love will be rained down upon you both.

      John

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      JohnHen
      Participant

      Sherron,

      I pray that you and Jim will be carried through this most difficult time and that peace, joy and love will be rained down upon you both.

      John

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      Janner
      Participant

      Thoughts are with you and Jim, Sherron.  Best wishes for good pain control as well!

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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      Janner
      Participant

      Thoughts are with you and Jim, Sherron.  Best wishes for good pain control as well!

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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      MichaelFL
      Participant

      As you yourself said- "Jim had 4 years 2 months of great quality time, which is what he wanted", That is waht counts.

      Sending you both best wishes that everything goes as pain free as possible from here on out.

      Michael

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      MichaelFL
      Participant

      As you yourself said- "Jim had 4 years 2 months of great quality time, which is what he wanted", That is waht counts.

      Sending you both best wishes that everything goes as pain free as possible from here on out.

      Michael

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      James from Sydney
      Participant

      Sherron it pains me to read this but i do know it gets to a point where we do not want to see our loved ones suffer. I know it pains them to see us suffer as well. They will give him Meds that will make him comfortable. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

      James

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      James from Sydney
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      Sherron it pains me to read this but i do know it gets to a point where we do not want to see our loved ones suffer. I know it pains them to see us suffer as well. They will give him Meds that will make him comfortable. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

      James

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      Cate
      Participant

      Thinking of you and your family.  I hope Jim can be pain free and you can have new holiday memories to cherish.

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      Cate
      Participant

      Thinking of you and your family.  I hope Jim can be pain free and you can have new holiday memories to cherish.

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      Linda/Kentucky
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      I am so sorry to hear this news.  I know there are no words to help with the grieving but please know there are prayers being said and that is better than kind words.  I pray you find peace throughout this final stage and yes make memories.  My husband and I kind of have this running joke by saying " were making memories aren't we" and yes we certainly are.  Time is precious so enjoy every single second God gives him.

       

      Linda/Kentucky

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      Linda/Kentucky
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      I am so sorry to hear this news.  I know there are no words to help with the grieving but please know there are prayers being said and that is better than kind words.  I pray you find peace throughout this final stage and yes make memories.  My husband and I kind of have this running joke by saying " were making memories aren't we" and yes we certainly are.  Time is precious so enjoy every single second God gives him.

       

      Linda/Kentucky

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      Laurie from maine
      Participant

      Hi,

      My heart goes out to you both.  You are in my prayers.

      laurie from maine

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      Laurie from maine
      Participant

      Hi,

      My heart goes out to you both.  You are in my prayers.

      laurie from maine

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      jag
      Participant

      Sherron, I am very sorry to hear this news.  

      Prayers for a pain free holiday season have been said.

      John

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      jag
      Participant

      Sherron, I am very sorry to hear this news.  

      Prayers for a pain free holiday season have been said.

      John

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      JenC
      Participant
      I will pray for peace for Jim and your family!

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      JenC
      Participant
      I will pray for peace for Jim and your family!

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      Fen
      Participant

       

      Sending you good thoughts for lots of family at the holidays.  Keeping you both in my prayers.

      Fen

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      Fen
      Participant

       

      Sending you good thoughts for lots of family at the holidays.  Keeping you both in my prayers.

      Fen

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      JuleFL
      Participant

      Sherron,

      I am so sorry to hear of Jim's recent ordeal.  I'm glad you were able to spend the quality time with him and wish you two peace and joy with your family this holiday season.  Prayers are coming your way.  God Bless.

      Jule

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      JuleFL
      Participant

      Sherron,

      I am so sorry to hear of Jim's recent ordeal.  I'm glad you were able to spend the quality time with him and wish you two peace and joy with your family this holiday season.  Prayers are coming your way.  God Bless.

      Jule

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        Sherron
        Participant

        Thank you Jule….I know your pain in fresh. 

         

        Take  c are of yourself.

         

        ssssherron, wife to JIm

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        Sherron
        Participant

        Thank you Jule….I know your pain in fresh. 

         

        Take  c are of yourself.

         

        ssssherron, wife to JIm

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      Sherron
      Participant

      Thank you all for your prayers.   It means a great deal to me.  I am almost sick from lack of sleep….He is stable for now

      The kids have made me come home to rest, so I can start fresh tomorrow.  This is so hard.  I feel like the air is being sucked out of my lungs, like I can't    breathe.  Later- my friends, and thank you ALL.

      TAKE CARE,

       

      SHERRON, WIFE TO JIM

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      Sherron
      Participant

      Thank you all for your prayers.   It means a great deal to me.  I am almost sick from lack of sleep….He is stable for now

      The kids have made me come home to rest, so I can start fresh tomorrow.  This is so hard.  I feel like the air is being sucked out of my lungs, like I can't    breathe.  Later- my friends, and thank you ALL.

      TAKE CARE,

       

      SHERRON, WIFE TO JIM

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      Niki
      Participant

      Thinking of you and Jim, Sherron.

      Niki (Wife of Joe)

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      Niki
      Participant

      Thinking of you and Jim, Sherron.

      Niki (Wife of Joe)

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