I was motoring along after my surgery when I encountered another cause for concern.
Honestly, this surgery was minor but with the catheter saga followed by the later passing of clots and blood, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it had been an extensive, 8-hour, triple bypass plus brain surgery. In reality, I was waking up in about 40 minutes.
I was getting on really well and was experiencing a rate and volume, the like of which I hadn’t seen in decades. Example: for years, after lunchtime tea with Sue, I would often go frequently for several hours. For sure, I’d never make it through our tv hour without having to take a little trip to the washroom, sometimes twice and sometimes even thrice. Later after going upstairs for the afternoon, I would more often than not, go a few more times before it settled down a little. Now, after tea, I can at least sometimes hang in there for a full hour and a half tv program. It’s the little things, eh?
I was feeling good and decided to do my own grocery shopping in person for the first time in a month. I don’t mind grocery shopping, and I prefer to roam the store and pick out my own stuff rather than fill in an order online.
So, that was good too.
However, that evening, it happened again. I began urinating clots and blood. Again! Argh!
How could this happen after two weeks of all being clear on the southern front?
I kept it quiet from dear wife, hoping it would right itself as it did before, but when the problem was still persisting after lunch, I told Sue what was happening.
I don’t keep things from my lady, but she worries. I hoped it would settle down and thought to spare her for the time being. We were in the midst of yet another storm, and not wanting to have to drive a distance to see my urologist, I had decided to wait it out.
That afternoon, however, after seeing a red tinge yet again, I felt forced to call the urologist. This was on Tuesday and he is on a little break until next week. I decided to call my family doctor, not so much for an appointment, but just to keep her informed.
I was advised to come in and see her almost right away.
This doctor is amazing. I can often be seen on the very day that I call or at least soon after. I was there within a half hour.
My appointment with her was for 3, but she is almost always early. She heard me, wrote requisitions, and sent me to the lab. The lab was empty. I was home by 3:30. That's a pretty efficient half hour.
As a bonus I was soon running clear again. I guess I shouldn’t have bothered anyone, but at the time, I thought that someone should know.
I hope that is the end of all this foofaraw over this relatively minor procedure. It’s been crazy.