It all started about a year ago...
About a year ago all the trouble started.. My grandpa was up watching TV and all of a sudden his right side felt numb... My grandma rushed him to the hospital and the doctors said he had a mini stroke.
After that incident they told my grandpa he needed to lose about 50lbs so he could have open heart surgery. While they were doing X rays of his chest they found out he had Esophageal Cancer. So after he lost the weight they had to take care of the cancer before they could work on his heart... So.. The time came, and they had to remove his esophagus and stretch his stomach up 6 inches to make him a new one (I think thats how it went, but it may be a little twisted.) It was a really delicate surgery and it took him a long time to heal.. He had a "hole" in his stomach, and it was really sick looking (I have pictures but I don't want to gross anyone out) Somehow... While this was healing up he developed a hernia.
The hernia started off rather small.. but has grown.. and grown.. and grown. Now it's HUGE! The doctor said he has to lost another like 40lbs, but with this thing getting bigger all the time, he just can't do it.. He isn't supposed to be active, and he's at a stand still.. He just can not lose any more weight. So right now it seems like he's stuck with this hernia, and I'm not sure what the doctor is going to do.. This thing looks like it's going to pop and I just want this to be over with..
Now the worst part.. So, it started off with his heart, and in the process all this came out of it (Thank God though, because if the mini stroke wouldn't have happened then they never would have found the cancer, which is very deadly.) The hardest thing to think about though is that grandpa still hasn't had his heart surgery.. So the worst is yet to come..
I just wanted to let you all see some of the stress I and my family are under.. We go to Tampa this coming Friday to see what the doctor is going to do about the hernia. So hopefully everything turns out ok, and we can get this gone and over with!
Take Care Everyone!