Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Access (Part II)

Just a quick note to provide an update regarding our trip to UVA and the problem with the Port-a-Cath. I met with the interventional radiologist and determined that the current device had to be removed, since it was now partially exposed through a small defect in the skin. Fortunately, there was no sign of infection. The removal under local anesthesia proceeded without difficulty.

After discussion with my oncologist it was decided to delay placement of a new access port until after I have the repeat imaging studies scheduled for June 5. Based on that information we will have a better idea of which type of venous access device will be most appropriate.

Our trip to Charlottesville and back was speedy and pleasant. Thanks once more for your prayers and expressions of encouragement.



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  2. Dr. Dan; We are so grateful to hear how wonderfully you are progressing. Your entry on "medicine or miracle" really did say a lot! We know that God is right there watching over you - He is not finished with you and plans on your being around for a while! We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day. Although we are no longer at the Beach, we check your progress on a weekly basis. We do miss you very much and there will NEVER be another doctor like you have been to us for the past 10 years. We will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you on your upcoming tests and procedures.
    Sandy & Eddie Hare

  3. Dan,

    It really lifts my spirit to see you at church and doing so well. I have sent your blogs to many friends outside the area who have family members suffering with cancer. These people don't know you but have been blessed by your testimony and your writings. Maybe your next career is as an author and motivational speaker! But we will NEVER forget what you and Linda have meant to us! Love you brother. Ed Kruer