Yulia’s Father

My dad is out of the hospital. He was in for a laparoscopic surgery to remove three polyps out of his colon and for more tests. His explanation of the test results were not very clear to me. I need to explain our medical system here in Russia. From the Soviet days the doctors here have a strange way of handling patients. They don’t always explain what exactly is going on with them, and often don’t even tell them the diagnosis, especially if it’s something serious like cancer. Oftentimes it’s the relatives that hear the bad news first. I don’t know why things are this way, it certainly is strange and very hard on everyone.

I just hope that my father’s colon cancer isn’t back, and that the doctor was able to remove all of the polyps out of his system. A couple of months ago I was preparing myself for the worst, and trying to spend more time with my dad. I am glad to see some improvement in his health and physical appearance. But is the man ever cranky! He doesn’t like talking about his health, and doesn’t want the extra attention everyone is trying to give him.

Update on everyone’s health

Alex is doing better, he is on a bland diet now :) My father’s health, on the other hand, has had some dramatic developments. I just learned that he has been hospitalized and had surgery done. A polyp or polyps have been removed from his colon. I am on my way to the hospital right now, hope to learn more details about all that. I am kind of in a state of shock right now.

PS My health is fine :)