Karen’s folks have moved in to support us and take care of the kids while I’m on vacation at the hospital. Tonight it is time to pack my bag, take my anti-bacterial shower and try and get some sleep. I will especially enjoy sleeping at home tonight knowing that the next week will be in a hospital bed. Everything kicks off around 6 a.m., we need to be at the hospital for check-in at 8 a.m. The surgery starts at 10:30 and is supposed to last around 5 hours. I may spend the first night in ICU or possibly back in my room. That will depend on how the surgery itself goes. Karen, Karen’s Mom, my Mom and Dad will be spending the day at the hospital. My brother will be back and forth during the day. Karen’s Dad gets Grandpa duty watching Brenden and Jaxson for the day. Brenden has been sick with the flu for the past two days but seems to be pulling out of it rather quickly. Karen will update Sarah so she can update the blog during the day. I wouldn’t expect that they would get an update out until late afternoon or early evening.
I just want to take a minute to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers not only for today and tomorrow, but also all the way through this process. Myself and my family feel truely blessed by all of you. May God bless all of you personally for taking the time to pray for me and my family. Without Faith, Family and Friends I wouldn’t have the strength to fight this battle.
But right now I feel a lot of strength and I say bring it on!