New job and surgery

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Hawaii.

David worked all day Thursday and half day Friday at his new corporate headquarters.  So far so good.  He gets along well with the staff, and the CEO seems to like him a lot. At this point, the job is not difficult.  David is especially pleased that we will not have to withdraw any money from our savings and will instead be able to deposit money into our savings.  Way to go!

At 12:30 pm on Friday, he left the office and drove to the hospital, where he had a mole removed by a plastic surgeon.  Earlier, he had seen a dermatologist about the slew of moles on his torso and arms.  His torso is fine.  However, there was one mole on his left arm that the dermatologist sliced for biopsy.  The tissue was sent to the hospital lab and, because the results were inconclusive, the tissue was sent to a lab in New York.  The doctors there ruled that it didn’t look like melanoma, but advised that the rest of the mole be taken out, because the cells looked “abnormal.”

David was advised not to soak his wound in the ocean or the swimming pool for 14 days.  He intends to continue his exercise in the pool every night, but will walk in the water rather than swim.  He also was told not to exercise his arm too much.

One thing he realized was how necessary it is to take Meloxicam for his arthritis.  Advised by the nurse, he tried to refrain from taking this drug as well as Aleve, aspirin, and Ibuprofin for 10 days prior to surgery to prevent thinning of the blood.  However, the pain in his knees was so excruciating that he was forced to take one dose of Meloxicam the day before surgery.

All is well.  Surgery was uneventful.

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11 Responses to “New job and surgery”

  1. denise Says:

    Happy to hear that David is enjoying his new job, and the surgery went well.

  2. Suzanne Says:

    Great news on the job! Glad the surgery went well.

  3. DJan Says:

    Good news on the job front, and I’m glad the surgery is behind him. He will be able to swim again in no time, I hope! Happy Winter Solstice, Gigi! 🙂

  4. granny annie Says:

    How in the world did you guys get results so quickly even from New York. Around here it would have taken weeks.

    Things sound like they are going well. So happy for you both.

  5. Christine Says:

    Important thing…whatever it is it was caught early…so happy about the new job.

  6. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    I know you are happy with this outcome. I hope this comment works. A first from my ipad.

  7. Joanne Says:

    My sympathy to David. I had to stop all pain meds for a week for surgery, and at the end was one tight lipped ball of misery. When I got home they were the first thing I went for.

  8. Grannymar Says:

    Looks like things are moving in the right direction for you and David, right now. Long may they do so.

  9. Olga Says:

    I am glad to hear that it was not melanoma. I hope the removal takes care of it. And congrats on the new job and making money to add to the bank account!

  10. Linda Reeder Says:

    I hope the good news continues with David’s new job. The financial security will make you both happy, and I know David was not really ready to retire.

  11. LC Says:

    What happy developments at this season–new job going well and surgery successful!

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