current mood: contemplative
Today is a day of family, friends and time to give thanks for all that we have been blessed with. I feel very greatful for a loving family, good and supportive friends. As you may know, we are anticipating a major surgery upcoming for my husband. In October, we found out that he needs bypass surgery as well as repair of 2 of the valves in his heart. Before that cam be done, he has dental work that needs to be completed. After much searching, he found a dentist to perform the necessary work--minimum of 9 teeth removed. He eventually is planning on getting dentures, so that is one obstacle out of the way. Also, in October, it became necessary for him to be on oxygen all the time (or at least most of the time). This happened after his last hospital stay, the beginning of November. He is waiting for the doctor's office and his company to iron out the details of his return to work. He is hoping to be able to get back to work on this coming Monday. Not working for a month is about to get him killed--cuz he is bored and driving me crazy. He is hoping that he can convince the surgeon to postpone surgery until February, when he gets his vacation for the upcoming year (4 weeks), which will be a great offset for the not working during his recovery. He is also hoping that he can convince the doctor to let him go back to work as soon as possible after surgery--even if it means sitting at a desk for a while. Yes, he is aware that he will not br allowed to drive for 6 weeks after surgery-we have already discussed his getting to and from work during that time with his boss and things sound like they will work out in his favor. Based on his current situations, he won't be able to attend out of town conventions and the like, cuz hauling the oxygen machine is too much of a pain in the butt. Hopefully, after the surgery, the need for supplimental oxygen will be nonexistant. but will have to wait and see.