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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.
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    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.
    1989 days ago
    Yay!!! I'm glad he is okay!!
    1989 days ago
    So glad to hear Dad came thru his surgery. Sending healing vibes his way for a speedy recovery. Hang in there lady.
    1989 days ago
    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!
    1989 days ago
    I am glad your Dad is OK. That is stressful - the waiting.
    1989 days ago
    Wonderful news about your dad after surgery. Now please remember to take care of yourself while visiting. emoticon
    1990 days ago
    Sending healing energy and blessings! Cyndy

    1990 days ago
    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.
    1990 days ago
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