Almost There.

So I went to bed last night thinking I was coming down with a cold and that the surgery would probably be postponed. My head was stuffed up and getting worse. I want to get this over with and not have to do another round of pre-op appointments. Besides the longer we wait the more chance the tumor has to spread. Not a good idea.

Then it occurs to Hannah that it may be allergies. I had done some leaf blowing and rummaging around in the dusty attic. Earlier in the week I had stopped taking all medications (including my daily allergy pill) in prep for the surgery. Nevertheless I decided to takeĀ one last night. After an hour or so my head began to drain. Took another pill this morning and head is clearing but I still have a sinus headache but no temperature. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal by Monday morning and surgery time. I’m trusting that a few allergy pills are less detrimental to surgery than an stuffed up head.

Tomorrow (Sunday) will be purge day. Milk of Magnesia first thing and clear liquids only all day. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. This should help my quest to lose a few excess pounds. Don’t think I’ll get much to eat on Monday either. After a two day fast I’ll be hungry on Wednesday! Maybe they make you purge and fast so the hospital food will taste good to you. šŸ™‚

Surgery is scheduled for 7:30AM Monday. I have no idea how long it will take two surgeons to remove a gall bladder and than a kidney tumorĀ using robots working through multiple holes in my gut. Probably several hours. They tell me lots of little holes are better than one big one. The wonders of modern medicine.

We appreciate your continued prayers till we get through this and safely out the other side. We’ll try to keep you posted on progress. I’ll be on my computer as soon as I’m able andĀ they let me.

6 thoughts on “Almost There.

  1. We will be praying for you both! I keep bugging Carlene for updates, but she hasn’t had too much to go on so info has been sparse. I had gall bladder surgery (without the added kidney complication) In Feb. of 2013. They too thought that lots of little holes were better than one big one. (It almost back fired on them as the gall bladder was so large they were barely able to get it out!) Dr. Dawson tells me that I never do things the easy way!

    We will be praying for successful surgery and also that the report on the growth is good. God is faithful and we too know that you are “Under His wing”. Much love to you both and keep us posted! Love, Doug & Sue

  2. Hi Dave: Will be thinking and praying for you Monday, hoping all goes as well as possible. Besides you being around for 20-30 to pester your kids, we definitely want you around in the OVWG showing us all how to turn ugly wood! KC

  3. Dave. Your are definitely in Karen and My prayers. Sorry I haven’t responded before now. But God willing I will be more proactive!!X
    Blessings to you and Hannah!

  4. Dave (& Hannah), PRAYING FOR YOU TWO! I had an emergency appendectomy for a gangrenous appendix this time last year so we can compare our bullet wounds in the abdomen. Trust the Lord does a complete work and restores your health for His glory, for many years to come. Blessings and love, Don & Shari

  5. Dave,
    Betty and me are praying that you will have a successful outcome to your surgery.
    The gall bladder surgery was a piece of cake when I had it about 5 years ago. I was left with two little red marks which my gastroenterologist said looked like bullet hole wounds. I went home after about 8 hours and never had any problems.
    As for your bladder surgery I don’t have any experience with this so I have no comment and wish you the best.

    We wish you a speedy recovery and are looking forward to hearing from you soon. Tell Hannah she is in our prayers also and we hope her health is OK.

    Bill & Betty

  6. Praying for you today during your surgery, and we’ll be remembering you during the recovery period as well. We still speak of you to others, for you have made peanut butter on ice cream famous in our household.
    Praying too for your very special caregiver, Hannah. May the Lord shine His face on both of you.

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