In my post ’18 days and counting!‘, I wrote the following –
My final appointment with my urologist Dr. F. was last week at which time I received all my medical records for my next doctors. When we leave Dallas on August 2nd, we will make our may to Pensacola Florida the location of my next surgery. My new primary care manager is selected and appointment scheduled for August 8th. Because Gary is a military veteran and I am his spouse I have access to the healthcare system at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. Once the primary care manager appointment is complete, a referral will be submitted then an appointment will be scheduled with the urologist at the Naval Air Station medical facility. Once the urologist consultation takes place, we will proceed with the best course of action to take care of my bladder cancer.
In today’ post, I write the following –
In less than 2 weeks, Gary and I will be in Florida!
When we depart on August 2nd, we will drive our first day to Monroe, Louisiana and stay overnight at an RV park.
Then next day we will drive to our next destination of Pensacola, Florida.
In Pensacola, we will park Max (the 5th wheel – our new home) at an RV park within the Naval Air Station Pensacola. Because Gary is a military veteran; we benefit from discounts on the park rental and also have access to most facilities on the Naval Air Station such as commissary, gym, and other important services.
Our home for the next several weeks or months is directly across the street from where the Blue Angles are headquartered. My understanding is they practice on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for about 55 minutes each day. I look forward to seeing them and hope to take some pictures or videos of their practice.
Our new temporary home will be located in walking distance from the beach of the Gulf of Mexico.
The sand, sun & water should make for a great combination when it comes time for me to recover from my next surgery.
At this point, I have no date for the next surgery. You know the one; where my bladder is removed. At this point in time, I am assuming I will be having a radical cystectomy.
Cancer.org has the following –
Radical cystectomy: If the cancer is larger or is in more than one part of the bladder, a radical cystectomy will be needed. This operation removes the entire bladder and nearby lymph nodes. In men, the prostate and seminal vesicles are also removed.
My understanding is prior to this surgery; some people will go through several weeks of chemotherapy. In a couple of weeks, I should know details of the procedure and all that it entails upon my appointment with my urologist.