This morning we woke up to freezing slush and freezing rain. Neither of us wanted to drive in those conditions but we hoped the interstate highway was well cleared and it was. Just as we were heaving sighs of relief the rain turned back to heavy snow and white -out conditions. At that point there was no turning back we were more than halfway there so we just kept going. The speed was lowered to 45mph but very few people slowed down. We were happy to leave the interstate for DH first appointment where we would be told if the surgery was going ahead.
After the interviews and looking at all the reports from Cardiologist and Hematologist we got the good news !
DH surgery is a go !
Now we must consider if there is no snow and we can get to Portland what happens if it snows the next day to get home. We almost did not make it today it was WHITE OUT conditions and really bad driving conditions. I suggested to DH we will go the day before and we will find a hotel close to the hospital . Since his surgery is 9am we have to be there be there at 7am we have to leave home at 5am if it snows. DH has to take a special shower so we would be up around 3.30 am.
I would rather go to the hotel overnight and be closed by. Next day we can take the hotel bus to the hospital and DH is supposed to go home the next day.
That is such a scary thought, me driving him home after surgery about 70 miles to home. I suggested we will be prepared to stay at the hotel for that night too if we need to. I will be the driver by then so I will have to be ready for bad weather or a big hotel bill.
We will be carefully watching the weather and I will look in to hotel accommodations close to the hospital. In the meantime we have to provide a walker and crutches or a cane and make plans for how we can handle this.
Any Spark friends out there with hip replacement surgery suggestions will be greatly appreciated so I will have a few ideas for what else we will need to watch out for.
I just had an inspiration my next door neighbor works there at that hospital in Pediatric nursery . She commutes there nightly that is why I rarely see her she works nights sleeps days and does stuff with the family when she could. Now her kids are older and away so we do see a bit more of her. She often clears our front driveway and steps and we let her dog out and feed it when needed so I will talk to her too.
Oh that was a great inspiration whilst writing my Blog. I used to say I always had my best ideas while soaking in the tub.
Now I am finding less time in the tub and more inspiring moments when writing my Blog to my Spark friends.
There we are. All up to date.
I feel the Spark of a better plan. Way to go.
I am sure you have noticed I have being doing less exercise. I do as much as I can right now and I am not counting every Spark Point.
I am tracking my food well, I am posting on the message boards and reading and commenting on other peoples BLOGS too but most of all MY BLOG is my most important part of my Spark time right now, because that is how I get such wonderful and uplifting feed back and support from Spark Friends all over the Globe.