Monday, March 11, 2013

A Long Day

Lately, I have begun to view the computer as an agent of oppression and I am rebelling by staying away from it on the weekends. I can not bring myself to turn the darn thing on. I would rather take a nap or watch Supernatural or something.

I am physically exhausted and emotionally run down today. Dad had a second chance for the Lauriat surgery that he could not have 2 months ago.  So I woke very early and went to get him around 5 in the morning to trek into Massachusetts General Hospital.

The surgery was supposed to last about 2-3 hours and he would spend one night in the hospital. That was the plan. After 5 hours of waiting in the waiting room, I went and asked to see if he was ok. I was told that the situation was precarious but he was stable. Wow. Then I decided to get an breath of fresh air but I got a call on my cell to come back to the waiting room.

I went back and found out that he had a bleed when they went to do the procedure and they were going to bring him to the operating room to try to stop the bleeding.

We got a call and was told that he would be brought to the ICU in about 20 minutes but after another hour and half of waiting, we found out he was not up in the ICU yet. I did get to see him briefly but he was still out cold. I decided to go home because I had been there for almost 12 hours and I was exhausted.

I was alone for most of the waiting but after the move to the OR I called Not So Secret Sister and my brother and they came and waited with me. I was exhausted, slightly cranky and just feeling blah. I am home now and just exhausted. It will be an early night for me. I will go see Dad tomorrow. I work down the street from the hospital so it will be easy to visit.


  1. Jen, I am so sorry about your dad. I hope and pray that he will improve quickly. I will pray for you, too, for rest and peace.

  2. It's so exhausting waiting. Nothing to do but worry and updates are few and far between. I hope things improve quickly and you get plenty of rest.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are going out to your dad Jen. Also, kudos on the giving up the computer on the weekends - I think I need to do that!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope things get better soon.

  5. Wow...hoping and praying your Dad (and you) are feeling better, soon.

  6. Wow, what an ordeal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad. I'm sorry it was such a difficult day, but hope each day brings improvement to his health.

  7. Oh, I'm so sorry, Jen! I sure hope he is feeling better now and that you are able to get a bit of rest in the meantime.


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