I have had 31 surgeries to date. My husband of 28 years has lovingly held my hand through most of them. Some I had before I met him, but he has been there for me through all the ones since we met.
I am aiming for no surgeries in 2017. Some may find that to be an odd goal, but I have 1 to 2 surgeries nearly every year, for the last 15 years, and any year that I do not have a surgery, means a great deal to me.
This current flare-up of my bladder brought thoughts of not being able to make it through this year without a surgery, but hopefully, it will calm down without me having to see the doctor.
If I do have to have a surgery, I know my husband will be by my side, lovingly offering support and care.