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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Friday, June 3, 2016

On the Eighth Day...Discharged!

We are thrilled to report that (#FocusedWarrior), Ryan Tomoff, has thankfully returned home from the battlefield (hospital) after a brutal eight day stay. His many battle scars will take weeks to heal, (along with OT/PT) but we are on board to do whatever we can to maximize his road to recovery. Believe it or not, today marks exactly one month from his tongue cancer diagnoses. 

In addition to the above, a huge part of Ryan's surgery hinged on the pathology reports. Thankfully, it came back (today) very favorable for Ryan, and considering Ryan's complicated medical history, it was determined that no further treatment (chemotherapy and/or radiation) is recommended. 

So after this baker's "dozen"week (7+1) in the hospital, we feel honored (and relieved) to be able to provide around the clock care at home. And you know what? Isn't a "proven fact" that  healing times improve dramatically when home? We certainly hope that this is the case for Ryan as he moves forward in his recovery. 

Thank you all for the prayers, well-wishes, positive thoughts and support throughout the past month! It certainly lifted all of our spirits!

BSoleille! The bright side of "breaking" out of the hospital!



LauraM said...

A glorious sight! Home is best, get some rest.

The Brown Family (DC) said...

Terri, I am ecstatic to hear this great news. Ryan is a rock star and I am so impressed he is up, swallowing and trying to talk. Totally amazing and a total blessing this surgery could be done and NO chemo is needed!!! My thoughts are with all of you and hope transitioning home goes well. Vicki

Unknown said...

How wonderful that he is home and on the mend. We expect nothing less from your family that he'll heal and be us and about in no time. Hugs to all.