I hate to say it out loud, as we have been emotionally crushed several times in recent months, but we found a very highly qualified surgeon and he is going to do the surgery Mon the 31st at 1PM!!!!!!! I will hold back his name until after, for luck, but we really like him a lot. Even before he said yes.
As the Brits say, “We are Over The Moon on this!!” (I hope that is the correct usage. Perhaps it means intoxicated or constipated. Or is that where they turn their back to their foes and drop their pants? I get things mixed up.)
I will post more after it really happens or doesn’t. We are very aware that he may find that she is hopelessly full of cancer or there is too much dead bowel, etc. It may be extremely bad news, but we feel that who knows when the bowel obstruction will do something harmful or even fatal. We feel that we must act ASAP. And knowing the REAL situation will allow us to make appropriate choices of what to do next.
We hope and pray that it is primarily adhesions, like the first two obstructions and that by the weekend she will be eating meals. Of a restricted diet to be sure, but eating!
Watch this space.
Janet is registered at the hospital, has her pre-op instructions and is raring to go. Needless to say, we have been under a lot of stress and I have only gotten about 3 & 4 hrs sleep the last several nights, working on the hundreds of pages of medical records from 5 hospitals and 3 states over 2 years. About 1,800 pages and 10 CDs of xrays. Getting them ready for our presentation to several Drs.
Each Dr typically has 20 to 50 pages of paperwork to fill out, and so on. It is a lot of work, but it finally paid off.
Janet is already asleep even though it is just coming up on 8PM. I am exhausted and will close for now. Please be thinking about us, especially on Mon at 1PM Pacific Time. We think that your positive thoughts help a tremendous amount and many reputable studies support that premise. You do not need to agree, just, please, when you think of Janet, please see her with a big smile and out hiking or sailing, swimming, doing a museum, etc. Whatever comes to mind.
If a not very nice thought appears, just mentally say, “No, we don’t want that. We want this kind of future for Janet (and Dave).”
Thanks for the help,
Dave & Janet