Monday, February 13, 2012

Home Again

I'v been released and am once more home. No-one is happier than me to note that I am catheter-free, for the time being.

The current plan is that I'll follow up with Mayo for the surgery. The local (still unseen) urologist was initially planning to try surgery this afternoon (but I think was feeling muscled into it) but then they found out that I had had a few sips of water at about 8 am. This morning I had put myself on an "NPO" diet (no food) but had stupidly forgotten that you can't drink anything either for 8 hours before surgery. What can I say: its been a year and a half since my last surgery.

So, since I had a little bit of water at about 8 am, they knew that anesthesiology wouldn't touch me, and so the surgery was off for today. For some reason, tomorrow was not brought up as an option, but I think that they really didin't want to mess with it if it wasn't actively bleeding.

Currently, I'm waiting for a call back from Dr. Hunter's group at Mayo with a game plan. Based on Hunter's surgery schedule, he's in surgery on Tuesday and Thursday. Meaning that I'll either be down there bright and early tomorrow morning, or Thursday morning.

My goal is to get this procedure done, wait out the necessary few days with a catheter to follow any surgery in that area, and be catheter-free (and reasonably assured of no more bleeding incidents) before my next chemo treatment on the 21st. Wish me luck!


Kelly McCullough said...

Good luck! You're certainly due some.

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