Will went to the vascular surgeon today to have his tunnel catheter (the tubes in his chest that used to be what the dialysis went through) taken out. He has one less hole in his body. YEA!!! The doctor told Will that it was one of the hardest catheters that he has ever pulled out. Leave it to Will to be a "difficult" patient even pulling out tubes. Now the dialysis is only using the fistula to "clean" his blood.
My cousin, Mark, came up to help his dad, my Uncle Bill, with his surgery. It was a surprise and I was sure glad to see him. It has been many years since I have seen him and Micheline, his wife. They live in the bay area in California. It was fun to catch up and I'm really glad they came up.
Will had his personal trainer, also known as his physical therapist, come to visit today. They took a walk outside to the mailbox and back. Then he rested for a few minutes and tried the treadmill for the first time. He did five minutes and then five more minutes on the bike. How's that for a workout?? Way to go, Will.
We have a good, good friend, Sharon, who is having surgery in the morning for breast cancer. It is more intense than they first thought. So we need your prayers, please, and keep her in your thoughts.