• Panic Mode Engaged

    From Charles Pierson@chuck.pierson@gmail.com to FIDONET.CHAT on Sat Oct 31 02:30:21 2020
    Hello, All.

    Things are getting real.

    I spent Early Friday morning in a hospital parking lot, while my wife
    went in for a Pre-Op Anesthesia appointment, because our "New Normal"
    world doesn't allow non-patients in. 7am Monday, I will be dropping her
    off at the hospital for surgery to remove half, or possibly all, of a
    kidney because a few weeks ago they discovered a growth that is likely cancerous.

    Then all that I can do is go home and wait for a phonecall. If
    successful, they already plan on her being in the hospital for 3 days,
    and no visitors.

    If this weren't enough, my wife is a cancer survivor already, when she
    was much younger. I'm not familiar with any time a second time around
    with cancer goes as well as expected.

    This in itself is bad enough. But my first wife died of cancer 24 years
    ago this month. And that is weighing especially hard on me, that history
    is repeating.

    I can't really tell my wife this, I don't need to put any extra stress
    on her.

    So I vent, here, for no other reason than it had to be somewhere.

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  • From Nigel Reed@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to Charles Pierson on Sat Oct 31 02:50:35 2020
    Charles wrote:
    Hello, All.
    I spent Early Friday morning in a hospital parking lot, while my wife
    went in for a Pre-Op Anesthesia appointment, because our "New Normal"
    world doesn't allow non-patients in. 7am Monday, I will be dropping her
    off at the hospital for surgery to remove half, or possibly all, of a
    kidney because a few weeks ago they discovered a growth that is likely cancerous.

    Good luck to you both.
  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to Charles Pierson on Sat Oct 31 00:49:58 2020
    I spent Early Friday morning in a hospital parking lot, while my wife
    went in for a Pre-Op Anesthesia appointment, because our "New Normal"
    world doesn't allow non-patients in. 7am Monday, I will be dropping her
    off at the hospital for surgery to remove half, or possibly all, of a
    kidney because a few weeks ago they discovered a growth that is likely cancerous.

    I was recently in the hospital myself, just for 6-8 hours and my lady friend was also in hospital for a few days and there are no visitors allowed here either so I feel you.

    I hope that the dangers of the pandemic will be behind us at some point in the not too distant future and we can all get back to normal.

    If this weren't enough, my wife is a cancer survivor already, when she
    was much younger. I'm not familiar with any time a second time around
    with cancer goes as well as expected.

    Sorry to hear that and I hope that when your wife returns home she'll have all that behind her.

    So I vent, here, for no other reason than it had to be somewhere.

    Vent all you need, sending good vibes and thoughts for both of you.

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to Charles Pierson on Sat Oct 31 16:22:21 2020
    On 31/10/2020 3:30 a.m., Charles Pierson : FIDONET.CHAT wrote:

    Then all that I can do is go home and wait for a
    phonecall. If successful, they already plan on her being
    in the hospital for 3 days, and no visitors.

    Would she have access to a phone in her room? Maybe that's one way
    you can give each other encouragement.

    Try to fit in thoughts of the possible good outcomes. When you do
    get a chance to talk to each other, that attitude would boost the
    hope that both of you need to hear.

    Many years ago my mom stayed in the city 2 weeks where my dad was in
    for heart surgery. She arranged an inexpensive on campus room with
    my alma mater. She was less than a block away from the hospital. The
    hospital itself was nearly 200km from home. Back then, 1998, the
    freedom to come and go and wander the hospital hallways was very
    different, indeed.

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  • From Charles Pierson@2:240/1120.976 to August Abolins on Sat Oct 31 15:10:21 2020
    Hello, August Abolins.
    On 10/31/20 4:22 PM you wrote:

    On 31/10/2020 3:30 a.m., Charles Pierson : FIDONET.CHAT wrote:
    Then all that I can do is go home and wait for a phonecall. If
    successful, they already plan on her being in the hospital for 3
    days, and no visitors.
    Would she have access to a phone in her room? Maybe that's one way
    you can give each other encouragement.

    She should have a phone in her room, and she'll have her mobile phone as well.

    Try to fit in thoughts of the possible good outcomes. When you do
    get a chance to talk to each other, that attitude would boost the
    hope that both of you need to hear.

    She's feeling positive about it. I'm the one worrying. The echos of that earlier time in my life are just too strong.


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