Helene and I drove down to Philly today to do all the pre testing for tomorrow’s surgery. EKG was fine. Everything fine – except – my platelets are still really low. Dr. W, the surgeon, is just not comfortable doing the surgery with my platelets being so low. So … the plan is to give me some platelets today and reschedule the surgery for same time next week.
Surgery now scheduled for 12/30. One more week of the walker. One more week of no weight bearing on my left leg. One more week to wait.
On one hand, I am disappointed that we can’t fix this now. I hate taking the extra risk of walking around on the leg. On the other hand, I am happy that the docs made the decision to play it safe with the platelet count. The last thing I need is to bleed to death in the operating room after fighting Cancer for two years!
A minor inconvenience. We drove 90 minutes for some blood tests. Big Effin’ Deal! Onward toward 12/30. We will fix the leg then.
Everything else remains on track. We did the Myeloma bloodwork today so I will keep everyone posted on how the numbers shake out in a few days.