Well, the day finally arrived for my surgery. We had to be at the hospital at 6:30 Wednesday morning. So we got up quite early and arrived a few minutes before 6:30 thinking the surgery would be around 8 am. We waited and waited and waited....
| waiting before the surgery|
Four hours later they finally took me back…talk about getting tired of the wait. The actual surgery started around 11:30 and a couple hours later... the surgery was over. The wait was much longer than the surgery.
|I just got to my room after recovery|
|Well, now I wear my hard collar for 6 weeks|
The next afternoon they released me to go home...much to my satisfaction. Recoup and heal at home is always best. Now nurse Gerri takes over and tends to me.
When we got home to the campground, I wanted to sit outside for a bit and get fresh air and hear the nature around us.
The neurosurgeon told us that walking was really good and would help the healing process. The next day Stephen came over and we all walked around the campground and to the lake...What better healing than in God's creation and the beauty of the sun glistening through the trees and haze.
And of course a trip to the donut store is always a good thought for healing...at least according to me.
On a different note, Gerri has been the real hero in all of this. She has taken on the responsibility of all of her tasks and added the things that I usually did. She has done and is doing a remarkable job and I cannot begin to say thank you for all you have done.
Gerri herself is only 4 years out from her battle with cancer, I know she is tired and sometimes exhausted, but she still keeps at it.
THANK YOU GERRI!