Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Need your positive thoughts and prayers please.

Marco has to have emergency surgery on Friday. Emergency by Dutch standards anyway.

As I've mentioned in my blog before we've been hopeful that our infertility would be taking a turn for the better at the beginning of this year. We've been trying to get into the clinical study for the TESE to help us deal with our infertility. Well part of the process was Marco having an ultrasound of his "man parts" to make sure there was no blockage causing any problems.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) they discovered a spot on one of his testicles that caused them worry during the procedure. They immediately called in a urologist in who looked further. They believe he has a tumor in his testicle. This tumor could or could not be cancerous, the surgery will let us know. They said they may have to take his entire testicle and will also do a biopsy of the other one while there. Hopefully they will not have to take both.

He will go to the hospital tomorrow morning for another ultrasound and to be checked in (they check you in the day before here for some reason). He is on the emergency list so he will be done as a priority on Friday, probably in the afternoon.

I consider this to be a very urgent surgery as when his dad was discovered to have lung cancer he had to wait over a month to get into surgery to have the cancer removed. This 3 days wait is nothing.

I'm scared to death. Marco seems to be ok.

Right now though I just want to get through the next two days and see where we go from there. Please say some prayers for us.


Erin said...

As someone who has had her DH in the hospital my fair share of times, I'm sending a lot of positive thoughts your way. Worrying about yourself sucks enough, worrying about a spouse isn't any easier!

I've really enjoyed reading your blog over time and you seem like such a strong person. You and Marco will be in my thoughts and prayers for a safe surgery and a very hopeful outcome.

Keep us posted!

Riley & Tiki said...

You are both in our thoughts and prayers.

R&T Mom

Jayne said...

Positive vibes coming your way. Hang tough.

AGirlWorthLosing said...

I will be praying for you both and sending positive thoughts your way. Please keep us updated. Take care.

Livy said...

I'm sure you will both be fine! What you think about, and thank about you bring about!! Be happy to have each other... think about what you have... right now.... today. Be strong. I'm sure things will be better after this tough few day is over. My thoughts are with you.