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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A dreary day. some hopeful news, another freebie

It is threatening rain here again. Yesterday I went to gynecological oncologist with June and was called in to speak with the doctor following the exam. He told us that the "mass" in her abdomen is about grapefruit size. He sdays he doesn't think it is cancerous but it is pressing on her bladder. He said many patients June's age (84) opt to refuse surgery and that was up to her. However, he thinks the mass might be contributing to the repeated UTIs she has been having and he wants to do a bilateral removal of the ovaries and Fallopian tubes and examine the mass to ascertain whether or not it is cancerous. He will be able to do this laproscopically as an outpatient surgery, keeping her overnight only if there are complications. June agreed to surgery and Dad wanted it to be at the hospital closest to home. But with scheduling difficulties it's going to be at Virginia Beach General the Monday after my son's wedding. First surgery of the day at 7:30 a.m. so I have to get her there by 5:30 a.m. Yuck! I am not a morning person but Dad doesn't want to travel "all the way" to Virginia Beach (seriously only a 15 minute difference at most) and June wants to get this over with so . . .
Today more ribbons and shop items:
Also just heard that Medicare will not pay for generic Nexium (when they won't pay for a generic it usually means they have found it isn't as effective) but will give me an exception for original Nexium! Will be picking the script up on Friday. Tomorrow we are doing lunch at 58th Street Deli with my Aunt Sissy and her boyfriend, John. Huge deli sandwiches, Dr. Brown's cream soda, and New York cheesecake. Can you imagine the calories? [groan]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

glad you can get your Nexium