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An Update on My Friend

Surgery was scheduled for R.N. yesterday morning, but I learned today that they had to postpone the procedure until Friday. The blood thinners he was given to do what needed to be done caused too high a concentration of the drugs in his system. They would not risk the surgery with the levels he has in his system.

This kind of thing takes its toll on those who care about him, too. Our friend, B.B., has her own issues, which she is putting off until they know more about what is happening with R.N. Though I understand, I will encourage her to make herself a priority, and put herself first. She does not need to put off her own visit to the doctor.

(For the earlier article to this one, click on the link: Asking for Prayers for My Friends )

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lexiconlover wrote on July 29, 2015, 2:46 PM

I hope that they are able to do surgery on Friday and things go successfully.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 29, 2015, 2:57 PM

I was hoping to here that everything was great. But they have to be careful when blood thinners are involved

CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:15 PM

wolfgirl569 I just hope he will be okay. He's awfully sick.

CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:16 PM

lexiconlover Me, too. And that you are out of there soon, too!

MegL wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:19 PM

Yes, it's very frustrating when something is expected and then postponed. I would agree that BB should make herself a priority. She cannot help RN if she is ill too.

inertia4 wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:23 PM

People on blood thinners need to stop them before going for any operation. I know my father, before he had to get a tooth pulled, he had to set it up with his doctor, stay off the blood thinner a few days, go back to the doctor, then set up the dental appointment. It is annoying for sure. But if he didn't do that, he could bleed to death.

CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:27 PM

MegL It's not so much that she is "ill," but that she is ignoring her mental health, sleep, and a lump on her body, until he's done. I'm going to try to persuade her to make her appointment asap.

CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:28 PM

inertia4 It's one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't. They started him on the coumadin for the clot. Now he needs surgery. It is so important, yes.

inertia4 wrote on July 29, 2015, 3:35 PM

It will happen, as soon as they stabilize the blood for the operation. Like I said, it is a process that is annoying.

Paulie wrote on July 29, 2015, 11:51 PM

Postponing a major surgery like that has to really be rough on everyone. Before I had my scheduled surgery in April, I thought it might have to be postponed because my insurance carrier Blue Cross and Blue Shield didn't guarantee the payment of the surgery until one day before I had it. Tell your friend to be positive going into the operation. I will say a prayer for him.

CoralLevang wrote on July 30, 2015, 10:04 AM

I know how that goes, as well. More than 3 years ago, the Army surgeon had my insurance rescinded so I could not go outside of the medical center for my surgery, because (my thoughts) I dared question him. Now, I had to fight the system, and he and his team accused me of being an "over-wrought woman, who (implied) was making poor decisions." Literally, 11 hours before my surgery, Tricare approved me to change from Prime to Standard. I was prepared to pay full price at the civilian hospital out of pocket. The last thing I was going to do was have that man operate on me.
Positive is all we can be, in these cases. Anything else, we might as well give up the ghost.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 31, 2015, 10:59 PM

I pray they are able to go ahead with R.N.'s procedure and that B.B. takes your advice and visits her doctor.

CoralLevang wrote on August 1, 2015, 12:47 PM

Me, too. Will update soon.