Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Buckle your seatbelts. We're cleared for take-off.

Last night, Joe got cleared for surgery, so tomorrow afternoon, we will be heading to L.A. so that he can check into the hospital first thing Friday morning.
I'm both relieved and terrified. I lost my mom during surgery, so it's not one of those high-on-my-list-of-favorite-things-to-do things. I pray they can fully repair his back. I pray he has no no permanent nerve damage, and certainly no complications. I pray we can function as a family again--sitting in the livingroom together watching movies, or eating meals at the diningroom table, all four of us. Just the simple things in life. I don't even care about the big stuff (vacations, etc.) anymore.
Have I mentioned how much I love him? Yeah, I think I have. But I just can't express it enough. He is truly my best friend. No one has ever made me laugh as hard as he does (on a regular basis, to boot), or made me felt as cared for. I need him in my life, and our kids need him. I guess I'm worried because I have read too many blogs lately where there were very untimely deaths. I don't want his to be the next. He won't be, right?
Please keep him in your prayers, if you will, and pray for me to have a little more comfort in my heart than I do right now. I thank God for the friends who will be there for me. I don't know what I'd do without my friends, either... both "real life" and you guys, online.
I'll update when we get home, probably Sunday or Monday.
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5 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

First of all I am happy that he will find some relief and SOON. He will be fine...you need to squash the scared/negative feelings. OK?
My FIL just had back surgery a year ago...and he was not in good health to begin with..he came through with flying colors and feels so much better too. I know there are good/bad stories...but you just need to have faith that this will work out and in a few months...your family will be back to it's old silly self.
I am looking forward to report soon!!!
I will add Joe and the rest of the family to my dailies....Suz

Anonymous said...

He is going to be fine!! We will be sneaking him french dip sandwiches by Saturday.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am praying this morning! And I will be praying all day long! Praying, praying, praying for the Doctors, and for you and your nerves and for Joe! He is going to do GREAT! XO

Big Hair Envy said...

((hugs)) & prayers coming your way...

Teri Smieja said...

Susan, it's terrible that he is going through this, but he's so lucky to have you help him through it. The way you described your love for him, I read it with a smile. That's so sweet. It's the same way I feel about my husband. Love is the great healer, and with you by his side, that must help him a ton, at least mentally. You hang in there!