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November 27, 2015
On Monday, November 30th, Father Connall will mark his third week of recovery from surgery. His procedure consisted of a bowel resection to remove a cancerous tumor as well as an appendectomy. A tiny amount of living cancer was found in the tissue which was removed. Even though the remaining cancer has been taken out, Father will still undergo preventative chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancer cells that may be present in the bowel but cannot be detected at this time. The 8 cycle chemotherapy protocol will begin on December 14th and last nearly 4 months. This is the best way to give Father the most positive survival rate possible.
Father is healing from this major surgery according to the schedule outlined by his medical team. He will need a full 4 weeks after surgery to come back to limited active ministry. With that in mind, Father has scheduled himself to return to public liturgies on the weekend of December 5 & 6 and is looking forward to preaching the Vigil Mass on Saturday and again on Sunday at 9, 11, and 5:30 p.m. Following those Masses, he will continue to limit his appointments and appearance at daily Mass until he has fully recovered.
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