Good News

At the beginning of November, I wrote a post about my Father in Law, Danny, and how he was having the first of two procedures to treat his lung cancer.

danny and debbie soc

On Tuesday, we found out that he was going in, this morning, Thursday, to have the surgery to remove the upper lobe of his right lung in an effort to eradicate the cancer.

After a 3 1/2 hour surgery, my husband called me.

“Dad’s out and he’s doing well”


The Doctor told them that due to the size of the tumor (larger than they thought) the placement and the placement of his lungs — the surgery took longer than they thought and they ended up removing the entire upper and middle lobes of his right lung.

(I am not a doctor and I don’t pretend to play one on the internet– so, we’ll leave it at that)

The doctor said they are keeping him sedated in the S-ICU today and will pull him out of sedation tomorrow.

He will stay in the SICU for a few days and in the hospital for the remainder of a week or so, since he is immuno compromised from the surgery and the previous chemotheraphy.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you each and every one of you for your prayers, your love, your thoughts, your wishes —

Thank You.

Danny and Debbie on their wedding day – January 17, 2009


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  1. Knowing your family, there’s enough love to keep all the bad juju away! But sending you some from my stash too because love is like butter – you can never have too much.

  2. Prayers sent for your family. I’m like you and don’t understand what most of this means but I really hope they got it and kicked cancer’s ass.

    My dad is having a biopsy of his liver today. They found what they think might be a tumor. Damn cancer.

  3. I’m glad the surgery went well and that he seems to be on the good side of things! I know that’s a relief. And now time to move on to the next worry, right?!! One down, twenty-million to go. I know how it is. Thanks for updating us!!

  4. So nice to hear that the surgery went well and that your father-in-law is in recovery. Continued prayers and best wishes for a full recovery for him.

  5. So glad to hear the good news! That is a very special picture of the two of them, that first one of her kissing him on the head. It made me tear up a little!

  6. i’m so glad your fil is doing well. my mom’s best friend had same surgery and was not as lucky. she passed away a couple months ago. sending more positive thoughts to you and your family~~

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