Back from CONvergence...
Good times were had...
Kind of a different feel to it this year. Maybe I was expecting something insane, I don't know. it was good though...Already getting ready for next year.
Now waiting for Friday the 11th and Dan's appointment.
Friday the 11th was Dan's consult with the oral suregon...
He got the ok that his cheek tissue would work for the graft.
Tuesday we go back for the final appointment and hopefully a surgery date. I want to get the show on the road, get him better and get down to some serious TTC'ing.
Still nothing to report TTC related...
But hopefully this will help us finally get on that road.
On Tuesday we went back down the Mayo and got a surgery date.
Surgery is on July 22nd, then he is on bedrest down there for 5 days, home with a cathader (sp?) for 3 weeks and then back down for a check up and hopeful removal of said cathader and on with life.
Here is what he has and why the surgery:
He has a uretheral stricture (http://www.mayoclinic.org/urethral-stricture/) and they are basically doing some reconstruction down in that area.
So, now I have updated Dan's surgery...
I suppose I can talk about life in general.
My motivation levels this summer have been nonexistant which on one hand is nice but the other hand drives me nutty not being crazy busy.
Work has been work
My Math summer class is almost done
and Sept 29th Dan and I are moving to a new apartment. It's a 2 bedroom in a rather nice complex so I am excited.
Otherwise...we are just plugging along.
Well it's almost here...
the surgery is tomorrow, I feel like I am more nervous then Dan is...
I just chalk it up to being on the wrong side of a surgery once and ended up in the hospital for 3 months.
If anyone has any good thoughts, prayers, vibes they can direct towards Rochester, MN and the Mayo I would be grateful
yeah another non ttc related post. Part of me wonders if I really should have just started a regular journal and then move it to a TTC journal when that happens.
Sitting at St. Mary's Hospital which is part of the Mayo Clinic. Dan's currently in surgery and I am hanging out in the waiting room which surprisingly have computers available. I really should be trying to nap or do some homework. I feel like I can't think straight right now, so sleepy.
Made some phone calls though to the siser in law, mother in law and brother in law, along with a few texts to friends.
Well surgery day has came and went...
Feeling tired, drained and utterly useless sitting in his hospital room while watching him sleep off the drugs, I drove back home yesterday. I do have to say that was one of the longest hour and half drives of my life. I got home said HI to the kitties and wanted to collapse and fall asleep. Didn't happen...
Had a chat over the phone with a friend which was needed
broke down after said call feeling horrible for coming home, I really wish I could have stayed down there
Spent time online and then tried to sleep...I slept for a few hours here and a few hours there but it was very disruptive, I found myself waking up a lot after I thought it must have been morning and it was time to get up. Nope, it was 12:30am, 2am, 3am, 5am, 5:45am...and finally told myself to just get up.
Now just sitting here at work waiting for the word that is o.k. to leave early and I can make my trek back down there.
The surgery went well but longer then to be expected.
The doc was shocked to see how big the stricture was. He said that it must have been damn near impossible for Dan to pee at all. He was surprised that he could get anything out. So now it's a waiting game to see if the graft takes....
This driving back and forth is getting hard.
I really hate leaving him at the hospital.
I can't wait till Monday.
and now the major countdown begins...
One more full day of being in the hospital then Monday I get to pick Dan up and bring him on home.
The past day or so I have been dealing with it better...
The first few times I could hardly sleep and was a emotional basketcase.
...I will be over the moon with happiness on Monday.
Just a little more time...
and tomorrow will be here and I will make my last trek to the hospital cuz the man is coming home tomorrow:)