I’m disappointed to say that the weather has not improved since my post last week! This wild, wet streak is very unusual for Sacramento. I think we’ve had two days of non-rain (can’t really say sunshine!) in the past week, with lots of snow in the mountains and even down into the foothills. There is water everywhere, including huge puddles to be negotiated between our motorhome and our car.
Odel continues to pursue all the tests that are required pre-surgery: blood tests, urinalysis, ECG, chest x-ray. We had a few days of drama when he was called back for a follow-up chest x-ray, then for a CT scan of a suspicious shadow on his right lung. Try as we might, we couldn’t keep our imaginations from running wild in weak moments, so we were thrilled today when he got the call from his doctor’s office: something is there, but it is nothing to worry about and no follow-up is required. Grinning and giddy was our response. Having all those tests is just purely nerve-wracking!
We also spent 2 1/2 hours in a pre-joint-surgery class at the hospital. It was SO helpful! Taught by a nurse and a physical therapist, we now have a good idea of what to expect – and a fistful of paperwork, checklists, a shopping list and forms to complete. Surgery is scheduled for April 4. Can’t happen soon enough for us.
More good news today: I lost 2.6 pounds last week! Added to my miniscule loss of 0.4 during my first week, I’m right on track for a reasonable weight loss of plus/minus 1.5 pounds per week. Let’s hope this is a new trend.
Again, thanks for all the suggestions and good wishes for Odel’s surgery. We are feeling prepared and confident now, and are filling in our calendar with fun socializing while he can still move around freely. Plenty to look forward to next week – with more than a couple Weight Watcher challenges, I’m sure. :)