More news on Ralph :) :)

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Hi, everyone -

    From Susan:

    "Things are moving along quickly now! Ralph has been scheduled for surgery at 12:30 Tuesday at North Memorial Hospital. His surgeon believes, based on the results of his latest CT scans, that the tumor can be successfully removed and most of his body put back together again. In the process though Ralph will lose part of his pancreas, part of his stomach, part of his colon, and his spleen. This sounds frightening, but both the surgeon and Ralph's colorectal surgeon shrugged their shoulders and said all would be well!

    We're in much better spirits than we've been in for about 2 weeks. This was just the lift that we've been waiting for. Ralph continues to tire easily, and gets feverish during the day and sweats profusely at night, but his spirits are good and he's ready to get repaired on Tuesday. I'll write again on Tuesday night or Wednesday and let you know how things went."

    Also - I called Ralph on Friday and learned that it seems fairly conclusive that his cancer originated in the pancreas, not the colon. The surgery is expected to last "only" about six hours (down from the original 8-10 hours he was told). He'll have chemo and radiation therapy after he gets past the surgery. He's relieved that there is a definite action plan now and grateful to have a surgeon who is so skillful and confident.

    Please be in prayer for Ralph as he prepares for this surgery and especially on Tuesday afternoon. Most of all, pray for a complete recovery and return to good health.


    I replied that we'll all pray for him & tell Ralph that the People from The Gauge say Best of Luck!!!

    If anyone wants to e-mail Ralph "Direct" PM me & I'll PM you his addy :) I don't ant to leave it out here for spammers to find :)

    ~~~ Thanks!!!

    ~~ Mikey
  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Thanks for the update Mikey.

    Be assured Susan we are already at the throne of grace on all your behalf...

    God bless.
  3. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    I'm praying for you, Ralph. Hope you get better soon.
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    We are praying for you up in Northern Ontario as well, Ralph.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks for the update, Mikey.
  6. Tad

    Tad Member

    I'll be sending good thoughts and prayers his way.
  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Also my very best wishes for a successful surgery, and a quick and complete recovery after that.

  8. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    Thanks for the update Mikey, do keep us posted as soon as you hear , our prayers are with you Ralph for a succesful surgery and complete speedy recovery... Ron & Shirley..
  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Ralph, you'll be in my thoughts, hope all goes well!

  10. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    All the best of luck mate, and have a quick recovery..steve
  11. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    I am hoping and praying for all the best.
  12. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    ...Best wishes :)

    Mark :wave:

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