Hey folks, it feels like we're falling apart here at Casa Tipton y Kelly.
As regular followers of this blog know, I am scheduled for seed implants for my prostate cancer on May 2nd. Tomorrow morning at 9 am I have an appointment with my urologist and oncologist to set the game plan. Sounds like fun. I'll clean the nether regions out before I go in just in case there needs to be more "exploratory" procedures. To be quite frank about it folks, this is getting real old. I'll just be glad when everything is over with and I can go about my regular life, albeit with a radioactive crotch.
Now a couple of days ago Bill developed a problem with his bladder. Not to gross anyone out with too much information but there is incontinence and blood involved. Bill's been trying to arrange an appointment with the VA to have his problem checked out. He said this is the first time something like this has ever happened in his life. He says when he has to pee, HE HAS TO PEE RIGHT AWAY. Thank God I don't have that problem. In fact, my plumbing apparatus is working just fine. Just that little niggling "detail" of a slow growing prostate cancer that I have to deal with.
This morning my good friend Lar had to have an emergency colonoscopy. Again, not to go into too much detail but he discovered blood in his stools. I was with him last night on FaceTime as he took the pre-day concoction to flush out his system prior to this morning's exploratory procedure. All kinds of invasive procedures around here folks. Well, the good news is that he doesn't have colon cancer. In fact that is GREAT NEWS. However, he does have an ulcer which is what he suspected and he now will go on a special diet to treat that condition. As you can see from my screen shots that I took of Lar drinking his pre-colonoscopy "prep" last night, we had fun. Hey, you have to laugh. I did thoroughly enjoy being on the other "end" so to speak.
Our other good friend Stuart, is scheduled for knee replacement. Stuart is the same age as Lar and I, 71 years of age. Yep, we're at THAT AGE folks where things start falling apart. Just like an old dependable car, no matter how much you take good care of it, sooner or later little things are going to "go." Stuart says he has to have knee surgery because he has "bone on bone." I feel the pain just hearing those words "bone on bone." Again, thank God I don't have that condition.
|Larry, Stuart and me - healthy in 1957|
|Larry, Stuart and me - slipping 2011|
So, I don't know if Bill's condition will prevent us from taking our annual vacation down South. We can't take that trip if he has to stop on the interstate and for an emergency pee. That won't work on the Interstate. So everything is on hold until Bill can see the doctor tomorrow.
Fun times around Casa Tipton y Kelly. The Old Guys are being tested.