He told me of all the normal risks of surgery and anaesthetic. Then he dropped his bombshell!
He told me that I was at very high risk in three different areas. Because of scar tissue from the original cancer surgery in 2011 he would most likely have to continue with open surgery. The metastatic cancer has also put me at a very high risk. I assume he meant by that it could cause it to spread rapidly which was the reason they didn't want to operate when I originally started getting the gallstone attacks. Also there was a high risk of tearing my liver or damaging other organs like the pancreas.
He also said that if I did get Covid it would be very dangerous for me.
My operation wasn't due for another hour so he told me to think carefully before I decided. If I wanted to go ahead he would send the anaesthetist to see me, and if they gave the all clear for that he would go ahead.
He said if I decided all the risks were to great to just let the nurse know. I was under no pressure to go ahead.
I rang Ivor and we agreed it was too risky. One high risk wouldn't have been so bad, but three plus knowing Covid would affect me very badly was just too much to chance.
I will have lived with metastatic cancer for almost 4 years and I don't want to throw that away for one rotten gall bladder!
I just wish he could have read my medical history earlier so I hadn't been building myself up for the operation which I was already very nervous about.
To say I feel shell shocked is an understatement!108Caturday Art 31.10.20
This flashback comes from January 2008 and is called,
The random photo this week has been chosen by Little Binky. We are usually away on a cruise around that date for our anniversary, so I have got one from the date nearest to then.
|For Little Binky.|
I am also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop.