We've had our lives on hold waiting for Don's aorta aneurysm surgery date. The hold up has been that the cardiologist was out of town over Thanksgiving and wasn't available to give clearance for the surgery. Once back, he ordered some tests that are scheduled for the 10th so we know that Don will not get on the surgical schedule before those are read. It's looking more and more like Don will be in the hospital uncomfortably close to Christmas. I hate the waiting around! I hate the fact that while we've been waiting winter has set in! I hate the fact that the new hospital is on the other end of town and I'm scared to drive that far in the winter! I can't wait until this is over.
We also got the notice that Don will not be asked back to individual speech therapy next semester at the college where he's been going the past 6 1/2 years. We sort of knew it anyway but now it's official. Their explanation was that they only have ten students in the program next semester and a long waiting list of potential clients and they want to give people who've had more recent strokes a chance to go through the program. Don doesn't seem depressed about it but he's not happy about it either. Understandably. They've helped him a lot. He's had a good and productive ride and I'm grateful for that.