Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Now What's Up

I don’t recall if I have said what I am dealing with. It’s a rare form of Leukemia. It does not kill you, but it makes you susceptible to infections that can kill you. I survived an 11-day hospitalization with a staph infection back in August and a three stay for pneumonia last month. Enough of that! I stay away from people, wear a mask to grocery shop, wash my hands all day, etc.
My treatment is working according to the doc and my “blood numbers” are improving marginally. Some days I feel almost normal. I am still months away my immune system being able to keep infections at bay and having enough red blood cells to carry enough oxygen so I can function in a normal manner.
Now we have another health crisis. Dorothy will have a triple bypass Monday. She has several blockages, two of 90%. The cardiologist and surgeon are both top-rated and expect an excellent outcome. She will be in the hospital for five days so I will be on my own next week. I don’t have the energy to make long visits to her so it will be a long week for both of us.

She will be in the same hospital that I was in the first time around. I remarked on the nurses in front of the surgeon and he finished my sentence by saying he has his own nurses. Considering that open heart now bills at over $300,000 such an earner for the hospital can demand the best.

Dr. Kwan is on-call whenever the President (whoever he is) is traveling in the southeast US, including his trips to Florida. There's an executive jet on standby at Maxwell AFB ready to take him wherever needed

The house was already filled with food. Most of it I can not cook, but a women's group Dorothy is in will be keeping us fed. I was kinda looking forward to pizza, but I will be eating healthy instead.

2020 is going to be good year!

1 comment:

  1. Don, I wish the best outcome for both you and Dorothy. Gosh darn this aging process. Be well both of you.
    Jerri and Norm