Jane’s operation today

Surgeons in an operating theatre
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Today is St Andrews Day — patron saint of Scotland and Russia. Which, this year, means one thing in our house: it’s the day for Jane’s IVF-related operation.

For those who don’t know: we’re on an IVF programme at Ninewells hospital, Dundee and a few months back during a routine scan the doctors discovered something – they’re not 100% certain what it is (a lump? a cyst? something else?) but know that it shouldn’t be there. Today they plan to investigate and remove it.

I’m taking her over to Dundee for about 08:00, then I need to get back to St Andrews for a meeting with the Director of Admissions, whom I met for the first time yesterday. I can then call the (an) hospital around 14:00 for a progress update and see if I can get my (fixed but presumably sore and drousy) wife back.

Delayed

A letter yesterday confirmed that it looks highly likely that our IVF treatment will be postponed until Spring 2008. But we’ll just have to wait and see what the surgeons discover and how quickly Jane recovers from the operation. The doctor told her to expect to be off work for three weeks.

Prayers please

Your prayers and thoughts would be greatly appreciated today, for Jane, for her family who will naturally be concerned, and for me too — not least cos my PC is playing up at work and I have an RSS feed to debug!

Update: 14:15

I’ve not long ago phoned the ward and Jane’s fine, still sleeping and they’ve asked me to go pick her up in a couple of hours time. I just have to wait to find out what they did and what they discovered, if anything. Thanks for the prayers folks.

6 thoughts on “Jane’s operation today”

  1. Good Luck to you both!

    I am from North wales but working in St Andrews this week. I always follow your blog Gareth, it was nice to see some of the area you work/rest/play in.

    I wish Jane a speedy recovery.

  2. I hope & pray everything has gone well & Jane makes a rapid & full recovery.

    And clearly the RSJ gets its feed of bugs.

    Or something like that.

    Actually that gets in the above sentence should have an apostrophe but for some reason everytime I try to tap one, Firefox thinks I want to do a Quick Search.

    How strange

  3. Good wishes for a rapid recovery. Don’t know if you are aware of this but the BBC has a very supportive TTC messageboard accessible via the Health (Parenting) link from the home page.

  4. Yes, hope all is well, and keep us posted – we’re gunning for you and hoping things work out in the spring. I’m also in north Wales and a regular reader. There’s clearly a large following here in the Celtic west!

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