Thursday, June 03, 2010

Preparing for yet another procedure!

Today I am preparing for yet one more procedure.  This one is to open up a blockage at the bottom of the aorta just above where it branches off to feed each leg and open the blockage to my right kidney.  Hoping this will do the trick and I will be good.  Although they are talking about blockages in the lower legs that will have to be done at a later date if they aren't able to do them this time.  And the problem being is that I am allergic to the contrast dye they must use and they can't leave it in my system for too long because of the blocked kidney reducing it's function.  Even after opening it up, it make take a few days for the kidney to begin it's normal functioning.

So today, I have begun taking the medicine to protect my kidneys from the contrast dye and the medication to prevent an anaphylactic allergic reaction to the dye.  Right now I am doing all the laundry, and cooking enough supper that we can have after my overnight stay in the hospital.  Just something to help Bumpa out, so all he will have to do is reheat it for us for Saturday's supper.  Sitting at the hospital with me tomorrow and waiting for the outcome and to see how I did and coming home to an empty house except for the dogs, then having to come back to pick me up and bring me home will be stressful enough for him without having to worry about housework, laundry and cooking! 

Tomorrow I may not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours before the procedure.  That means if I want coffee and breakfast, I will have to get up at 5AM in order to eat, have my much needed coffee and take my medications.  The procedure is at 2PM, but last time an emergency came in and my procedure needed to be set back.  I'm okay with all that; just makes for a hungry woman and that is not a good thing for me (or those who have to be around me)!

If you get a chance and believe in God, please say a prayer or two for me.  Thanks!

3 comments:

Sunshine said...

You'll be in my prayers and most positive of thoughts. Hugs!

Katie's Mom said...

Thank you for your note on my blog. My heart really goes out to you and yours. I'll be watching and keeping you all in prayer. God Bless!

Sunshine said...

Just to let you know I'm thinking about you!