Monday, July 26, 2010

Surgery Today

Bob's hip replacement surgery is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. today. Until then, no food, water or cigarettes. What are the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal for a person who usually smokes two packs a day? I'll have to research it.

I feel terrible for him and am not even drinking water in front of him. Soon I'll go to the gym for a workout. I'll also get breakfast and totally hydrate. One of us needs to be able to think clearly.

We were so disappointed that his surgery was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. I thought surgeries were always early. It's not so bad to go from midnight to 8:00 a.m. without anything to drink or eat (or smoke), but from midnight to 3:00 p.m. the next day? Damn.

2 comments:

Mick said...

Bob is really young to be having hip replacement surgery, hope it all goes ok.

One positive note is hips have a really high success rate but make sure he does the physio afterwards and recovery wont take too long. I'm talking from the experience of both my parents having it done.

Regina said...

Thank you, Mick. I'll take all the encouraging comments I can get! Bob knows the most important thing is doing the exercises.