We got transferred yesterday late afternoon in an ambulance from Chelsea & Westminster hospital to Stanmore hospital.
The surgeon, Mr.Skinner, reassured us upon arrival as he believes the titanium prosthesis is not infected (if it is, the prosthesis has to be removed to resume chemo with no more delays).
Paul is fine with no temperature, but the swollen lymph node at the groin and the thigh are painful although controlled with pain killers. He is very patient, played a game on my blackberry (he is working on challenging Jimmy who's beaten records..), played online on computer games, read.. then fell asleep from so much work.
Later he had an ultrasound of the upper body and leg which did not reveal any visible infection.
He was operated on at 4:30pm, the groin lymph node was removed and some liquid around the knee was aspirated.
One hour later, Mr. Skinner appeared in my bedroom to reassure me: Paul is fine and the lymph node was easy to remove and looked like an ordinary lymph node (biopsy results in the next few days).
His post-surgery pain is controlled with morphine.
Anne-Marie, my nephrologist sister, is taking over for the night. Paul is in good hands.