Thank you everyone for your prayers and good wishes...I think they worked! The Husband made it through the three hour surgery with flying colors. It was the longest and hardest day of my life. We arrived at the hospital at 9: a.m. and I left at 10:00. His surgeon was absolutely wonderful...coming into the surgery waiting room to tell us how everything went. Thankfully when we saw him in recovery 5 hours later he was pretty much pain free as he had a numbing epidural and pain meds. He had the energy to hug and kiss all of us shortly before son Kevin nearly fainted and had to sit behind the nurses counter with his head down. He has always been the sensitive teddy bear in our family!
By the way, these pictures were taken outside the hospital and gift shop where I would go to get fresh air. I can't tell you how many Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts coffees I have consumed, nor the sweets I devoured from Au Bon Pain. Great stress relievers!
The day after the surgery, The Husband was sitting in a chair and walking the halls. He is adamant about getting strong and being sprung! He never complains, and I mean NEVER! He is amazing. Tomorrow he gets to start eating soft foods. He has had nothing to eat or drink since Monday night. He may get out on Sunday, but most likely Monday.
The days are long but I am a pro at sleeping just about anywhere, especially straight up in a chair as I did a lot of this week! The drive is unnerving to say the least, driving around in Chicago is a piece of cake, it's basically a grid, but getting in and out is crazy. I really had to put on my big girl pants. Stepping out of my comfort zone has been exhilarating!
Well, I just wanted to bring all of you up to date. And I'll close by saying that I prayed and prayed for a few miracles and my prayers were answered. Today is out 26th wedding anniversary. I have never felt so blessed that I met this incredible man to spend my life with!
Thank you again for being such a great group of friends. By the way...is there a holiday coming up? :)