Sunday, November 25, 2018

Taking a deep breath

We have been at the SSB for 8 days now and heading home tomorrow - yea!!!

It was the "traditional" Thanksgiving trip = this being #14.  We had all the family plus one.  My DIL's ex-cousin (marriage failure) joined us so that made 13.

I am so glad our hunter (with us buying the materials) built the "cabin" because we were all comfortable.  It is a two bedroom house - really beautiful.  So that meant we had five bedrooms full of bodies.

Nights were spent around the fire pit and most days had a number out hunting.  They managed to kill three bucks - the one G killed was a bit of a mutant.

Of course, our time here is never easy.  We came up on Saturday with the kids beginning to arrive Monday night.  Things were fine until about 8 PM Monday night.  G went to shower.  He called me in and he was sitting on the end of the bed with blood everywhere.

We finally found the source.  A TINY spot on his ankle.  He is on blood thinners since he had a DVT in April.  I got a bandage on and we called the hematologist.  He said if he was still bleeding in 30 minutes we needed to go to the ER.

The ER is 45 miles away.  It was DARK and deer were everywhere.  I don't see well anyway, but night is horrid.  Fortunately about 9, my daughter's family got here.  They loaded us up and we headed to the ER.

The ER doc finally had to put a small stitch in the bleed - it was a ruptured varicose veinule.  So bedtime was about 1 AM.

Things went well and we had to go BACK on Friday to have the stitch removed.  The ER was so busy, and I don't know why we waited until mid-day to go, but that's what "someone" does.  But all went well and the rest of the time has been "normal."

I got all the laundry done - finally.  And both houses are clean and ready for the next onslaught!

Hope your Thanksgiving was passable!  Holidays can be so bad!

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Quick summary

The surgery was to be about 2 hours but ended up being more like 4.  The "cyst" wasn't totally fluid filled and being so large he had a problem removing it - had to cut it into pieces.  But it was all totally laparoscopic so I have three inch to an inch and a half incisions.

He found some "suspicious" tissue, but the frozen sections found no malignancies - at all.  He said there were benign fibroids in the uterus - but I knew that from the time before menopause!

I have no pain.  I am sore - as would be expected even from a wound.  Recovery has been very easy with "body functions" finally becoming normal once again.  I see him again on Tuesday and fully expect to get a release to do all normal things - like driving.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


In hospital.  Recuperating.  It was all laparoscopic and from what I can remember - no cancer.

More  later

Saturday, October 27, 2018

All set

So I am definitely scheduled for Tuesday.  Had my "informed consent" appointment and got the prescriptions for pain after, did all the pre-op, including paying.  Now I just have to be there.

I was hoping this was really outpatient, but I will be kept for 23 hours.  This is going to be cyst draining and removal AND a supracervical hysterectomy.  He is hoping it will all be laparoscopic and so am I.  I don't want (to use the doc's words) to be cut from stem to stern. 

So we will see.  And he keeps saying he doesn't believe there is cancer involved.  At most possible pre-cancerous. 

I will check in later!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

It's official - almost

Katie will be a Red Fox next year.

They called me this morning because they couldn't contain themselves.  They couldn't wait until they got back.  She got the scholarship and will be attending Marist in the fall.

She sounded gleeful.  I asked how she liked visiting with the professors, and she was quite impressed with the Dean of Chemistry and Biology - her majors.

Still - I'm gonna miss that girl!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Addendum to HOCO picts

I didn't have this picture when I posted those from the night of HOCO.  The couple she is standing with is her aunt and uncle (my son and DIL).

She wanted my daughter to dress up for pictures that night, but my daughter is with the booster club, therefore, WORKING the game.  She was not going to "dress-up" since she wouldn't be walking the field to present Katie.

She is in New York as I write this (in fact the entire family went) on her recruiting trip to Marist College.  As it turns out, their plans to tour Manhatten first changed because they want Katie to meet the professors today.  Touring Manhattan - and the 9/11 Memorial was the way they got brother to go on the trip.  And if Reagan isn't happy - no one is happy!  I don't know how this is going to go for the others, but Katie has already stated she wants to be a Red Fox - so I guess this is her future for the next 4-8 years (depending if she still wants to go to Med School or not).

So here are mom and dad

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


So surgery is set for October 30.  That is not going to be a good time for G because he WAS wanting to head to the SSB for opening weekend.  BUT had we not spent a week there this at Columbus Day, I had an appointment with the GYN and this could have been done probably this week.

I am relieved it is set and nervous all at the same time.  But this IS progress.