Thursday, May 2, 2013

Doctors Chime In

We got to see both of the Doctors at the beginning of the week, and both were were very pleased with what they are seeing . Dr. Vega { The plastic Surgeon }, changed the kind of dressing we have on my leg to  a tighter dressing and a tightly wound ACE . But the biggest change for my leg is we are no longer using the boot and that is a pleasant change. I can use an older sneaker with no laces and an older slipper. When I am not on my leg they want me to keep the leg elevated, so we are doing that as much as possible. The leg is still  quite sore but I am walking slowly with a cane and do look forward to the leg improving !! The Plastic surgeons are very pleased with the the way the bones and tissue flap are continuing to improve !

The PA for Dr. Coniglio was also really pleased with the progress with the flap and the bone graphs ! She told me that it will most likely be several months before the swelling in my face goes down , so what you see is what you get. She also thought that I was doing really great and feels like the outcome will be really great !! She also feels that the recovery might take a bit longer than the doctors had stated but not to worry, its all worth the wait !! Right now I am still on a liquid diet and trying to take in as many calories as possible. I have lost weight but there will be plenty of time to put that back on !!

Still playing gigs by ear, right now I just don't have the energy to travel and perform , so Peggy will have to hold forth on Sunday a the Rogers environmental Center. But I will continue to keep everyone posted on our progress, and evaluate performances as the recovery progresses. Right now my voice is still a little weak but that will change when the trach finally heals which should be in a few weeks. I am so thank full for all of your kind thoughts and concerns and so thank full for Peggy , she has been absolutely wonderful !! But the best thing is to be home and be able to spend a little time outside in this great spring weather, it sure does help the overall attitude and healing !! I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you before too long !!!

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful news, Dan! It is great to hear from you, and to see all of those exclamation points! I am so glad your steps are less encumbered. Wishing you continued healing and many beautiful, warm spring days.

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  2. Great news Dan! Just having had foot surgery with bone grafts, I know the pain you are experiencing. The pain is so worth the end result. Take things slowly, nourish your body & soul, and know that many healing, positive thoughts are being sent your way. Can't wait to see (and hear) you & Peggy in August! :)

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  3. Such great news to hear that you're home and on the mend! Prayers continue for your continued healing... and will be anxious to know when Jamcrackers are rolling again.

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  4. Glad to hear you are progressing! Keep up the good work! Both of you!

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  5. Happy to know you are experiencing daily progress with your recovery. Your amazing ability to put a smile on adversity is your greatest asset!

    Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love to you and Peggy!

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  6. What good news! Continued prayers on healing journey! Lots of love to you both!(Ditto on Cathy's exclamation points!)

    Lisa and Klaus

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  7. Glad your recovery is coming along, Dan. We are off to Ireland, and I will be thinking of you whenever we see the local musicians perform (which, if my Uncle has his way, will be every night!).

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  8. Thought of you and Peggy this morning and send Spring beauty, bounty and birdsong your way!

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  9. Wonderful news- hope you are singing soon! Sue casler

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  10. Dan, Luanne passed on the news of your surgery. I have been thinking of you often. I hope it is going well. Love, Laurel

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  11. WOW! Thanks for informing us. Me and Dr Fredda Branyon was so happy to see this post! Thanks a lot.

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  12. Dear Dan,
    Clearly you have been going through a great deal and I wish you the very best. I hate to use your blog like this...but I thought it best that you know. Ms. Burns, above, has been using any blog or blog post that has the word "cancer" in it to use poor grammar to tout her "doctor" (including mine)! Turns out Fredda Branyon, is NOT a doctor but IS a CRIMINAL!!! Fredda Branyon of Scottsdale, Arizona, has made thousands off sick and desperate individuals. Ms. Branyon started buying umbilical cords and cord blood tissue from a Del Rio birthing center in 2009. Then, with no training regarding stem cell development or the legal ability to do so, she manufactured hundreds of vials of "stem cells". She sold 183 vials of "stem cells" for more than $300,000, to Francisco Morales, who worked with the lab she owned, Global Laboratories. Morales, in turn, led his patients to believe he was a doctor (he isn't) and was arrested in Texas for treating people with cancer and multiple sclerosis in "treatments" not approved by the FDA. Branyon pleaded guilty during an investigation by the FDA and FBI in 2011. She was facing 3 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. I hope she is cooling her heels in prison as I write.

    Again, sorry. But, I thought you should know. Wishing you the best.
    Yours, Les

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  13. Dear Les,

    I hope this message finds you well.

    You don't know nothing about Fredda Branyon, and you don't have any rights accusing her and stop calling her a criminal.


    Best,

    Mr. Jack Fish
    (Cancer Survivor)

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  14. Les are you a warrior or something?

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