Emerging from the fog

Today was dad’s surgery to remove his cancer. We went to the hospital at 6:00 this morning, much to my dismay (I hate early mornings), and waited around for about 2 hours before they finally admitted him and started making movements to get him into surgery.

I guess the rest of that time was spent waiting, filling out paperwork, verifying insurance, taking samples and tests, asking questions, etc.

They admitted him around 8:30 and we all went down to the cafeteria to get breakfast.

Fortunately, the Toledo Hospital has wifi so I spent the rest of the time at the hospital working in the cafeteria. It was one of those really good productive mornings where everyone disappears around me and I can’t hear anything going on around me because I’m so focused on my work.

Before I knew it, the surgery was over and we had another 2 hours to wait for him to recuperate from the anesthesia.

The girls went to walk around the hospital and look for a coffee shop. I worked… and worked and worked.

12:00 rolled around quickly and we were on our way home, dad bundled up tight and ready to relax at home.

The rest of the day has been a blur of me working, dad sleeping and the rest of the family napping, reading books and playing various card games on the computer.

Thanks to those of you who supported us in prayer this past week. As stated in James, “The prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective.”

Dad is doing well and is dozing happily in front of the TV, waking up only when someone dares to change the channel long enough to say, “hey, I was watching that.”

Some things never change.