I returned home yesterday after about six days in the hospital. The surgery accomplished it main goals: removed the colon tumor; removed the tumors in the better half of the liver; and cut off the blood supply to the bad half of the liver. At a later date, I will have a second surgery to remove the bad half of the liver. In the meantime, I will heal from this surgery and (hopefully) my good half of the liver will regenerate and grow bigger.
I have a scar about 8 inches down the middle of my abdomen, which is still pretty sore. Actually, the incision spot is not what hurts the most...since my organs were moved around, they are still trying to heal and settle into place. That is what hurts. If I'm laying down, its hard to get up. If I'm standing, its hard to sit down. But if I stay in place, its not too bad.
I'm not allowed any heavy lifting for a while and I can't drive for another week. But, I'll heal up quickly and be back walking normally soon!
Thanks for all the people who called and texted in the hospital. I wasn't in the mood to return most of them, but I did appreciate them.