MERLE HAGGARD arrived home five days after having lung surgery in a Bakersfield hospital last Monday morning. It was discovered during a previous biopsy that he had non-small cell lung cancer, which has a far better cure rate than the small (oat) cell cancer. At this time, tests show that they were able to eliminate the affected tissue when they removed the upper lobe of his right lung. Upon waking up after the surgery, Hag opened his eyes, yodeled and smiled. Haggardâ€™s post-operation progress was so rapid and successful he was discharged on Saturday night.
â€œDue to the surgeon, Dr. Peck, the Tylenol pushers on the fourth floor of the Memorial Hospital, and most of all, my wife Theresa, Iâ€™m feeling goodâ€¦better and better each day,â€ says Haggard. â€œIf not for the love and wisdom of my wife, I might not be around today.â€
Haggard adds, â€œIâ€™d sure like to know who controls the largest shares of Tylenol. God forbid it be the oil companies!â€
Mr. Haggard and his family are respectfully asking for privacy at this time.
Your prayers and good thoughts would be very much appreciated.