Last week when Mom when to her pre-op appointment the surgeon noticed a small lump on the old suture site and thought it was maybe fatty tissue, he was going to remove it when they did the surgery - but Mom noticed it has been getting bigger and sorer over the last few days and then yesterday afternoon - it suddenly burst open. This meant a quick trip to emergency care and then off to the see the surgeon again this morning. It was an abscess and there at the bottom of it was a stitch from the surgery over a year ago. It had been irritating her and caused an infection.
So of coarse Mom's big surgery has been cancelled for two weeks and she says she is a bit 'flummoxed' as to why these these things happen. I am happy though, it means Mom is still home and we can go WALKIES more. Mom says not today though as they had to do some 'poking' around the get the stitch out and she is a bit sore now.
Mom and Dad said to tell everyone "thank you" for all your kind thoughts and words - they really do mean a lot and hopefully there will not be any more setbacks in two weeks.