View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dad surgery news

Dad came through the surgery to reverse his colostomy okay.

But it turned out to be more complicated than the doctors had thought, and what had been predicted as a 2-2 1/2 hour procedure took nearly 6 hours. The doctor finally came out at 8:30 to the empty (and already locked!) surgery waiting room last night to say it had been successful, and to suggest that we go home and get some rest. We did.

Now we have to wait to see how he heals. At his age and health, that's always a concern.

Still, it's amazing they can reverse colostomies now. I always thought that once you got one long term, that was it. But apparently it's becoming more common to reverse them.

God sure made a lot of skilled people!

This morning, it's off to the Good-Looking-One's doctor to find out more about the sudden appearance of osteoporosis and the deterioration of the bones in her hips. She'll then head off to work, and I'll be off to the hospital to see dad.

Please, keep us in your prayers.


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