This Week

June 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Posted in Aneurysm, Hospital, Husband, Surgery, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This will be a busy week for our family.

My husband is having an aneurysm repair on Tuesday.  Yes, in addition to dealing with kidney cancer and the joys of chemo and everything involved therein, he has an abdominal aneurysm.

It’s been there for a while.  In fact, it was first repaired 19 years ago but over the past year or so, the doctors (his oncologist and cardiologist and vascular surgeon) have been watching it and together, they’ve decided that it’s gotten to the point that it needs repairing.  Again.  So, on Tuesday morning, we’ll make the trek to Cox South and he’ll have surgery that morning.

Thankfully a LOT has changed in 19 years.  Way back when he had the first repair, the surgeon had to do an “open repair” and the recovery was very, very difficult.  Thank God, today’s doctors and patients have it made:  the vascular surgeon can operate by inserting a couple of stents through a vein in each leg (it’s called endovascular repair).  According to Dr. Vorheis, Ron might get to come home on Wednesday!  What a difference two decades makes.

So if I’m not online Tuesday or Wednesday, that’s why.  I’m going to try and remember to update from the hospital computer, or if I remember, will take my iPod and can update from that.  Daniel wants to come to the hospital with me.  Hopefully he won’t be too bored.

Thank you all for your prayers, we really appreciate them!

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