Most writers will tell you life happens. The work is going good and instead of creating a great plot, reality plops a load of poop on you. I had that happen. And I haven’t written anything for almost a month.
My husband was diagnosed with cancer. He’s going through treatment and my life has squeezed down to doctor visits, then chemo treatments, and finally the surgery to remove the affected area.
It’s been a strange journey. As many older men, my husband had to get up to empty his bladder during the night. He complained and I nagged him to go to a urologist. The doctor recommended he have his prostate trimmed and the eurethra opened. Its a family common operation. My husband wanted to wait until we returned from out winter months in Florida.
I did my usual nag, nag nag. Get it done before we go or you’ll be up every night and complaining all winter.
He went in for surgery at the end of November.
The doctor called me from the operating room. He found a growth in the bladder. Did I want him to remove it or wait until my husband woke up, gave his permission and then put him under again. I said go.
So he has bladder cancer. Stage two or three.
Next is have chemo. December is going to the clinic, the doctor, bloodwork and he can’t tolerate the chemo. It’s hurting his kidneys and that’s bad.
So the removal is scheduled. Okay. I asked a to of questions, did research on the web, ask more questions. There’s not much alternative.
So two weeks ago he goes in for major surgery. Take out the bladder, the prostate, two lymph nodes and cut a section from his small intestine to make the new ducts to drain his kidneys.
A major operation, but the area is clear of anything strange and they are doing biopsies of the removed tissue.
The good part? If he’d waited the extra six months, it would have been stage four.
The other good part? He’ll be able to resume his life.
Hopefully I will too. I have three books waiting for me.
My advice to all of you? I don’t have any. Life happens.
Please follow, friend or like me. I love to hear from my readers.
Amazon Author’s Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003F6ZK1A