We finally have a plan
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Life is getting better every day and I am so very pleased to be able to say that. The very charming Speech Therapist came 3 times - each time encouraging my husband to try and eat more things. Today we are having hamburgers with french fries - finally something fun to eat. I will say that all the soups have been tasty and probably much better for us both, but it's been a long time since we've had hamburgers. We've done a lot of vegetable soups with a variety of vegetables cut up small, the last batch included some very tender chicken.
These past couple of week Tom had two tests at the Urologist - one to check the function of his bladder which seems to be working perfectly. The other was to check in on the prostate which apparently isn't! As, apparently, is very common as men age, my husband's prostate has gotten larger but it has also grown a kind of lip or flap which gets in the way when the bladder opens - hence the issue with urination. So we are preparing for surgery. There is a very long name for it 'Transurethral Laser Vaporization of the Prostate'. Apparently, instead of cutting away the offending tissue they use some kind of wire that goes back and forth "vaporizing" it. The doctor has done this procedure many times with great success and the good news is that life just may get back to some level of normal by the end of July! The surgery is scheduled for July 8th with at least one overnight stay, possibly two.
My life is still kind of in flux but my husband is starting to help with a few things and I am able to get away a little bit more. There is either less work to be done or we have gotten into a routine of what needs to be done each day - either way things are better and I wanted to share with all of you wonderful Spark friends.
Hope you are all having a good Sunday.