Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Heading out



Bob at a ballgame, this summer

Well, today's the day we head off to La Jolla, not for vacation, but for the pre-op for Bob's surgery. We've been waiting two years for this. It took that long to get clearance for Bob to under go surgery on his spine. Really, the wait has been a positive thing, over all. We discovered that Bob had some serious heart problems. That discovery most likely saved him from having a heart attack or major stroke. Last December he did have a minor stroke, a TIA, in spite of everything that was being done for him.

So today is pre-op, about 3 hour’s worth, they're very thorough at The Green Hospital. Tomorrow is the surgery, and then he'll stay in the hospital two nights. If all goes as planned I'll be able to bring him home on Saturday. All this is risky, in spite of all the planning and approval from his medical team, so any thoughts and/or prayers will be appreciated.

While Bob is hospitalized, I'll be staying at the La Jolla Hilton, about 1/2 mile from the hospital, so I can walk back and forth. I know, it's so tough, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.



I don't have a laptop, in spite of Bob's encouragement to get one. I've scheduled posts for my blog, but won't be visiting anyone else's blog or logging on to any Mr Linkys.

7 comments:

Wammy said...

Praying that all goes well. The HIlton...life could be worse but I can bet you will spend most of your time in those awful straight hospital chairs withg next to Bob's bed. Thinking of you both.

Junebug said...

I'm praying for you too.

Beckie said...

I am sending prayers and positive thoughts your and Bob's way. Please let us know how he is doing after surgery.

Take care of yourself.

Alison said...

Please give Bob my best wishes...I hope all goes well. Take care of yourself also Jan...and update us as soon as you can.

dot said...

Will be thinking about both of you and praying that all goes well.

koehmstedt said...

Good luck Dad!

storyteller said...

You’re both in my prayers …
Hugs and blessings,

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