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Whew! [Jul. 29th, 2011|08:46 pm]
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Husband's surgery was Monday; today I brought him home.   The biopsy was negative.  The week has been...difficult.    Some other difficulties lie ahead.  But at the moment--he's home, it's not cancer, things are looking good.  With the realization that "looking good" can change to "oh, sh!t" in a moment, we are nonetheless rejoicing.

I was correct in my guess that I'd get almost no writing done this week (did manage a little) and most of that was due to sheer exhaustion, both physical (doing his part of the chores around here as well as mine as well as the heat) and emotional.   There was neither time nor energy for writing.  Totally different schedule than I've been on, where writing comes first in the day, with breaks for housekeeping stuff, and outdoor time in the evening.   Because the heat, I was hurrying out at or before dawn to start the morning chores.

I'll still be doing the outside chores, but will not have the longish drive to the hospital and back in the heat of the day, so that'll help. 


[User Picture]From: dragonmyst
2011-07-30 02:00 am (UTC)

I'm glad he's home. Will keep keeping you folks in my thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: martianmooncrab
2011-07-30 02:21 am (UTC)
that is definately good news to hear. Hope his recover from the surgery is swift too.
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[User Picture]From: klwilliams
2011-07-30 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad it wasn't cancer. I hope things continue to look good, and he heals quickly.
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[User Picture]From: draconin
2011-07-30 04:19 am (UTC)
Best wishes for a good outcome on everything!

Do take it easy on yourself: there are days when you just have so much stressful stuff happening that you have to not feel guilty about not being able to do everything.

I'm off for a procedure on Tuesday myself: a family history of colon cancer means a colonoscopy every five years. Not pleasant but pretty minor hopefully.
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[User Picture]From: forestcats
2011-07-30 01:28 pm (UTC)
For all the news that is good I'm happy for you. I read your post as being realistic and appreciative of the moments. The heat of the day truly does dictate schedules.
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[User Picture]From: countrycousin
2011-07-30 01:36 pm (UTC)
"oh, shit" comes to everyone, eventually. Very glad to hear that the current news is good! May it remain so for a reasonable time!
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[User Picture]From: ebeeman
2011-07-30 03:04 pm (UTC)
Glad the surgery went well, hope things calm down overall for you both soon!
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[User Picture]From: 90sbondgirl
2011-07-30 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm also glad to hear it's not cancer. What a relief.

Just take care of yourself too. Sometimes surgeries and illnesses are actually harder on the families than the patient in many ways, especially when it includes picking up all the stuff that person did such as chores that _cannot_ be put off/avoided, in addition to what you were already doing AND taking care of your loved one. I'm definitely keeping you in my thoughts!

We are going through a much less worrisome but nonetheless financially painful medical spurt ourselves. Turns out, after an MRI scan, that I have tendinitis in my right shoulder, oh goody (I'm right-handed), and we are now waiting for the result of my hubby's second MRI (in 4 weeks) to see if he has a labral tear in his hip. We won't actually know that for at least 3 weeks though, very frustrating. Fortunately none of this is in any way life-threatening, just the Beaver Effect ("one dam thing after another").
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2011-07-31 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your husband is ok. I hope he recovers well from his surgery, and remains well.
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[User Picture]From: kk1raven
2011-07-31 09:32 pm (UTC)
I hope things continue to look good for your husband.
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[User Picture]From: coalboy
2011-08-03 10:45 pm (UTC)
cheers for negative biopsy!
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