Randy's Electromyography Test is scheduled for Monday morning. He's been told it is painful but he's already dealing with so much pain from the nerve that getting answers which may eventually give relief is worth it.
This morning he will be upping his dose of gabapentin - a medication for nerve pain relief. It is one of those meds you need to ramp up and ramp down carefully. Hopefully that will give him some relief until the urology department clears him to get the 12 week course of steroid infusions which are the recommended course of treatment.
In the meantime we are giving serious consideration to what all this means to our future. We had presumed we would leave in June and take a year long road trip and go finish our map. That would mean getting the CT cancer scans wherever we were and sending them back to Mayo. Then we would return in a year or so and buy a house in a sun city type community in Tucson or Phoenix. The last week, with all the things that have happened, is causing us to think that our plan was too aggressive.
Perhaps we would be better off buying the house this spring and getting Randy's hand taken care of even if it goes into the summer. We think we'd still go RVing in shorter spurts but likely coming back to the Mayo mothership for scans and continuity of care.
Within an hour of first talking about this modified vision of our future, the semi-troubled closing on our first rental went through and we got an offer on the second house. We believe in God things.