Friday, March 14, 2008

Another brother update...

As I previously mentioned, my brother Steve has to have surgery again. He’s scheduled to have the tumor in his right lung removed on Tuesday, March 18th at 8 a.m. He’ll be at PSL for 4-5 days, then at home for 2-3 weeks.

The surgery will involve a large incision on his right side that goes from front to back. They are hoping to only have to do a wedge-resection, where they take a pie-shaped piece containing the tumor out, but if it’s in a difficult location, they may have to do an entire lobectomy. If they have to do that, the good news is that the right lung has three lobes (as opposed to two on the left) and most people never miss it if they have to have one lobe removed from the right. Because of the way they have to do the operation, he'll be unable to use his right arm for a while, but other than that, he should be up and about as soon as he gets home. Hopefully even before then!

As always, please keep him in your thoughts.

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