We went out for dinner tonight, and then Starr asked to swing by the thrift store, and that just about wiped me out. I have to build up some stamina in the next week or so, because I’ll probably be heading back to work shortly thereafter. Must exercise more. When I went in for the surgery, I weighed about 197 … Continue reading →
I am here, and I haz update. Some folks may have heard that I was out of surgery last Wednesday night, and that everything went just as the surgeons had hoped. Assuming I held down solid food Thursday night, they’d be sending me home on Friday. My anaesthesia was much nicer to me this time, with my post-op heaves much … Continue reading →
11am tomorrow, H-Hour. That’s when I go under the knife. I know it’s a bit over-dramatic, but that’s how I’m feeling right now. I just can’t seem to maintain an even emotional keel at the moment. I’ve had surgery before, my hip replacement decades ago and my gall bladder just weeks ago, but this one has me really worked up. … Continue reading →
The doctors have scheduled my surgery for November 11th. I’ll go in in the morning – no idea how long they’ll actually be rooting around inside me. Man, it’s weird knowing that someone’s going to cut me wide open – with my permission, yet.
GM to me: “Roll your Body dice, target number 5, and we’ll see what the doctor says.” Me: “Okay, that’s 3d6 – “ GM: “Inflating your stats a little?” Me: “Shut up. I rolled a 4, a 3, and a 1.” GM: “No successes, huh? Checking the chart… okay. You have kidney cancer.” Unfortunately, the GM isn’t talking about my … Continue reading →
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Back to the doctor again today, where they told me that I’d need another pair of CT scans – with and without contrast dye. On the other hand, the reason they want them is that the kidney surgeon has concluded that it’s a simple cyst, and if it has no cancerous tissue, he doesn’t think it should come out. It … Continue reading →
I’m startled to see that I didn’t post here about the surgery. Sometimes I have trouble remembering which sites have current updates and which ones don’t. Anyway, I went in on Wednesday morning and sat in pre-op for about an hour, getting more and more nervous. Thankfully, they gave me a bit of anti-anxiety in my IV drip, which helped; … Continue reading →
The doctors have scheduled me for gall bladder surgery on Wednesday. Everyone is telling me it’s a perfected procedure, I’ll be home that afternoon, and that I’m really not likely to miss it all that much. And y’know, I happen to be married to a registered nurse. So, okay, I’m about as optimistic as one could possibly be about this. … Continue reading →