Out of surgery -- so far, so good

Looks like my dad is doing OK. I talked to him a bit on the phone and he was a little difficult to understand, but he's also still dealing with the after effects of anesthesia, so that's not too surprising. He's a little freaked-out by those things they often use on a patient's legs after major surgery--the things that swell up and deflate rhythmically. I recall having those either after my c-section or boob reduction...I forget which.

Other than that he sounds good and I can tell my mom is feeling very relieved. She joked that earlier in the day when asked how old he is my dad's response was "42." A full 20 years younger than his actual age. Though if he were to be 42 again, can I be 14? I have lots of things that I would do over, given the chance (mostly choosing a different career/college path).

Now the HARD part starts. Getting my dad to make major, permanent changes in his health.


  1. I'm glad he's doing well. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Thanks, Stacey--that's so appreciated!