Missed blogging the last couple of days because of a side effect of discontinuing medications before last Monday’s surgery. We stopped the meds we take for rheumatoid arthritis because they can complicate surgery, and, as a result, we had a flareup of the arthritis, and needed to take a mild narcotic to handle the pain, leaving us too woozy to write coherently.
We got the diagnosis today, micropapillary bladder carcinoma, and the treatment is bladder removal, an operation that can take from four to six hours and requires five to seven days in the hospital. The earliest we can do the surgery is 20 November.
We apologize for the slow posting.