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It's amazing what they can do today

Monday, November 12, 2012

It's been a long, long day but long story short my dad came thru his surgery very well.

We had to get up at 4 am to make sure my parents were up -- they had to check in at 5:30. We got up, dressed & headed over to the hospital.

They took him to surgery around 8 & the operation was supposed to take around 4 hrs. We sat in the very cold waiting room, watching as doctors kept coming to tell families results . . . noon passed . . . 1 pm . . . 2 pm . . . we were all getting very worried. A little before 2:30 the surgeon's assistant came out to tell us the surgery went very well. The surgeon came out a little later to tell us the same.

We got lunch (yes, I by then I was really hungry) & then went to see my father (for anyone reading this that doesn't know me, my 86 yr old father had brain surgery today). He was awake . . . he was talking . . . he was moving his legs.

And I am simply amazed. And thankful.

My sisters kids are coming to visit (one goes to school here; the other works here) & hopefully he'll be much more aware when we see him next.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDHEART 11/13/2012 1:43PM

    Good news. When I was nursing, I often told my people's families that the waiting was going to be much harder for them than the surgery (heart) was for the patient. I know that they rarely believed me until they had all been through it. It's the not knowing and feeling of helplessness. Now for the patient, the hard part comes later. I am glad to hear that your dad is a "strong-willed" read stubborn gentleman...He's going to need that fight to get through the recovery...being told what he must do...and what he must not...that will be a challenge. LOL

Now, you will be able to get back to the business of your taper and when you're running I know you'll be running off the stress this has been.

Blessings to you and yours.

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NATPLUMMER 11/13/2012 11:22AM

    Yay!!! I'm glad he is okay!!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/13/2012 10:34AM

    So glad to hear Dad came thru his surgery. Sending healing vibes his way for a speedy recovery. Hang in there lady.

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LJCANNON 11/13/2012 8:08AM

    emoticon So happy to hear this!! Will continue praying for a Quick, Uneventful Recovery.
emoticon As Healthy4Life mentioned, Be sure to that You & Your Mom Take Care Of YOURSELVES too. That is just as important as Caring for The Patient!

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TRI_BABE 11/13/2012 6:59AM

    I am glad your Dad is OK. That is stressful - the waiting.

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_BACK2BASICS_ 11/12/2012 8:33PM

    Wonderful news about your dad after surgery. Now please remember to take care of yourself while visiting. emoticon

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WOODLANDMYST 11/12/2012 7:24PM

    Sending healing energy and blessings! Cyndy

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/12/2012 5:59PM

    That is such wonderful news and I'm so happy for you that he came through it so well.
Now exhale! Best wishes to all of you, and to
him for a quick recovery.

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