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!