Monday, August 04, 2008

If It Weren't for Bad Luck, We'd Have no Luck at All!

UPDATE: Just heard from my Mom and the Cath is in, so surgery goes on for tomorrow. Thank Goodness!

My stepfather is scheduled for hip replacement surgery tomorrow but we are holding our breaths today to make sure that it can happen and won't be delayed. When he was in his twenties he had an accident where he was pretty much crushed from his waist down which is why he is needing this replacement now, but during pre- surgery tests it was discovered there was some scar tissue that might prevent a catheter from being put in. This morning the Urologist is doing a scope and attempting to to do it himself. If he is successful, the surgery will go on as planned for in the morning, if not it will have to be delayed until he can have his Urethra fixed again.

The surgery was originally scheduled for the 22nd of July but his surgeon had a motorcycle accident and broke both wrists. SO we are so hoping it will happen this time.

I should know something around ten or so, I am so wishing I could be there for them but I am to stay out of the hospital unless it is for me. I swear, seems like my family is falling apart here.

As for me, I am awake early but did get a good night's sleep and I am feeling better than yesterday. My nurse called and said it all sounded normal but if it wasn't better today to call her. She says the sore throat is from the Chemo, must be going to be a big side effect for me and that the bone pain in my feet was from the Shot to build cells but that yesterday, and maybe today also should be the worse of it. If not, Call. Take my temperature every few hours, do what I feel like doing, don't do what I don't feel like doing. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Beginning to sound like a broken record around here.

So we'll see how it goes today and I am just praying and hoping my Step Father will be able to have his surgery, he is in so much pain and can't go on much longer without this new hip. My mother feels overwhelmed by my illness and now this but she is strong, thank goodness. Not so sure why all things have to happen to us at one time around here but we are hanging in as best we can and know there are better days to come. I hope!


GreenishLady said...

Robbin, I'm praying for those better days - for all of you. You all have had (an have) so much to handle, it's not surprising you would ask "Why so much, and why all at one time?" I certainly would.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hi Imelda, so nice to see you. I hope you are doing ok. My family has been so lucky up until now, and we've not known such loss or illness and it is a bit overwhelming to experience all at once but for whatever reason, I know we'll move past it. People face far worse things everyday in this old world and this is life and that's what happens sometimes. Thank you for your good wishes. And my thoughts are with you daily.

Sage said...

Oh Robbin, your poor mom has reason to be overwhelmed with all the stress in your lives recently. I will keep her in my thoughts, along with you. And I will pray that your step father is able to have the surgery.

I hope you are feeling better today and that the sore throat will go away. I'm sure you are frustrated with the whole thing and are ready to get this whole experience behind you. Wish we could turn the clock ahead for you so the next weeks would be over, but I guess it doesn't work like that. One day at a time can be a motto for cancer too.

So hang in there, know I am thinking of you, and concentrate on something that makes you smile. And included in my hug for you today, is one for your mom.

Blessings on yhou, dear one.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thanks for the encouragement Marge, and yes, I feel much better today and its getting better and better and I will pass the hug on to my mom.
I am waiting on pins and needles for her call.
I hope for you a peaceful day.
And before long, I will be past all this, one day at a time is my best stradegy and I know it for sure.

Me Maw said...

Having been through a year of radiation and a year of chemo myself, for Hodgins disease 1988-1990, I understand how you feel. i can remember having all sorts of pain, numbness and wierd feelings. At the time, I thought each new pain surely meant it was the cancer....but... no it was the chemo. I was taking seven different types of chemo drugs.

Praying for you,

Blessings, peace & all good.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Oh Shirley! I knew you went through something, but had no idea about the chemo and seven different kinds? Ok, then yep, you know these weird things my poor body is going through. Not fun and not for sissies!
But you're my inspiration for sure now, thanks for sharing that.

Me Maw said... sorry, I'm a different Me maw from Shirley. Although, I did come to your blog by way of Shirley's (Memaw bake's memories) blog.

Have enjoyed reading both of you guys blog.

Blessings, Peace, all good