|Selecting Fruit and Vegetables this weekend|
Dad's email was, I imagine, one of his first after being discharged from the hospital, having undergone surgery. He is recuperating at home now, awaiting further results from his doctors, and "next steps" based on those results. His story is lived out thousands of times a day in this country alone, I am sure. Still, it becomes immensely personal when it is you or your family member who is involved.
Dad wrote about his current situation,
"I am very fortunate in having Lynne here with me to help keep all the edges smooth! I found it helpful to take her with me to the doctor’s pre-op visit, and to sit in on the visit to the oncologist just before the surgery. As I pointed out to them, it’s better to have the “corporate memory” present for such visits. And of course, she was there to see me as I was taken from the operating room to the recovery area—a period of my life I had no recollection of at all! I had decided to include her in my doctor visits after my surgeon recommended that I think up all my pre-op questions, and write them down in advance, as I would surely forget them when I got to his office. So Lynne and I discussed them, she wrote them all down, and was there to make sure he covered them all—plus a few of her own. The upshot of it all is that I had extremely great care on both the domestic and professional fronts throughout the process—and I’m very grateful indeed!"
I'm not sure I ever heard my father express his appreciation for this wonderful wife of his in such terms before, and it just felt really good to read those words. Of course, I am hopeful his recovery is swift and complete and that Lynne will be able to rest awhile....helping care for recovering spouses can be exhausting even with the best, most appreciative patients!
Tonight, after work, after the day had slipped into night, Joe and I took a drive out. We ended up in a little Mexican restaurant...very basic, very authentic. We shared a couple of tacos (unlike Taco Bell's fare, one taco from this place filled me up!)
Thank you Lynne... for more than 32 years.
|Sutherland Dam this Weekend|