I caught Sue a bit unaware on the day before surgery when I made it clear that if things were to go belly up, so to speak, that I was not to be put on long term life support. By all means, try to resuscitate me if applicable, but don’t go overboard. We know this about each other, really, but I thought it should be confirmed. But all went well and here I am still alive and
Not unexpectedly, I didn’t get much sleep last night as I was mindful of the placement of the catheter and bag. I wanted to make sure that I was draining well but also not overflowing. We opted to use the smaller leg bag and not the bigger night bag because, other than the size, it seemed more convenient. I set the alarm to wake up every two hours, but of course I didn't need it. The bag was pretty full just one time, and it resisted being emptied. I got poor Sue up, and she managed to squeeze the contents out. The passage had been blocked by several little blood clots. The good news is that the flow became clearer after the clots passed. Then, after my last emptying at five this morning, I forgot to tighten the nozzle, and I had some leakage. I know what I did wrong, and it won’t happen again.
After those updates, what I really want to post were some fabulous winter photos that Sue got yesterday around the town after coffee at McDonalds. As always, she took a plethora of shots, but I will show a modicum of restraint.
Going past the Rideau Canal in Smiths Falls
A house and bridge that Sue snapped from the moving car, and also the water tower in the second photo.