I got a call from my surgeon’s office early this evening. Bad news. My operation is getting pushed back.
My surgeon and cardiologist agreed on a protocol for my anticoagulant — when to start and stop. The anesthesiologist disagreed. Everyone involved is allowed to hit the stop button. I can’t fault him for using his best judgement.
It’s just troubling this happened around 5:00 PM the night before the actual surgery. This has been on the schedule for nearly a week.
My sister and brother-in-law flew in from Wisconsin. I’ve taken the cleanse. Coverage at work was rejiggered. Oh yeah… there’s also cancer in me that needs to come out.
Stuff like this isn’t without stress. I’ve done a lot of thinking about the operation over the past few days. I know what faces me. Now I’ve got to go through Days 3, 2, and 1 again.
Quite honestly it sucks.