Monday, April 20, 2009


Ok, it's confirmed. Mom has a fractured left humerus near the shoulder.

No wonder she's been in so much pain. Because of the location of the fracture, the orthopaedic surgeon will need to do a percutaneous reduction and bone cementing procedure tomorrow. This is a 'keyhole' surgery. Very small incision. But mom will be under general anaesthetic. The whole thing will take about half an hour. Once it is done, she won't have any more pain and the bone can heal naturally.

This is a sign that her myeloma is progressing. Just hope and pray that the Lenalidomide will arrive soon. The importing pharmacy says it is due to fly in today. Hopefully it won't get held up in customs or anything like that.

Mom has a wonderful team of doctors. They are all constantly informed of her condition and monitoring her closely.

Our maid Robena has fallen ill so she is staying away. Mom is very susceptible to infection right now and we don't want to take any risks.

Please pray for her to go through the surgery safely and that the medicine will arrive with Godspeed.

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