Updated to add:
Dear Walt and Mimi, thank you so much for your kind messages. If you can keep me in your prayers , that will give me enormous comfort !! I'm praying for all of your needs and intentions too, of course......
Groundhog Day strikes again.
I saw the Consultant surgeon this afternoon, who did a thorough and unpleasant examination of the afflicted area. The good news is that he has found out exactly what the problems are, which neither of the other two surgeons did.
The bad news is I need emergency surgery on Thursday afternoon, which is going to be very extensive and have a painful and lengthy post-operative recovery time.
The other bad news is that the Social Worker in charge of my Mum's care feels that Mum is now too unwell and frail for us to cope with caring for her at home, even with support, and that she may need to go into a Nursing Home. Neither Mum nor I never wanted this to happen, but with my health the way it is at the moment, I know in my heart that I simply cannot manage to care for her effectively when I am supposed to be recovering from serious surgery myself.....
There will be a multi-disciplinary case meeting tomorrow, and they will put it to Mum that it is in her best interests to be able to have 24/7 care in a properly staffed Nursing home.
She isn't going to like it one bit :-(
Prayers for all these things and for our whole family will be so very much appreciated !