06/27/2012, Kingston General Hospital
I just got an OR update from Suzzette the OR liaison nurse. Dr. Wallace sent word he's about 1/2 way there, and things are going well. We have not been assigned a bed as yet because there is a shortage at the moment. This means Al will be spending the night in recovery, which may not be a bad thing. I bet there is more close care there.
I'll be in touch y'all.
The hospital knitting is going well, its taken me a while to get the mojo going.
06/26/2012, Kingston, Ontario
We will be up at the butt crack of dawn to be at the hospital for 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. That is the time we are to be there but surgery won't commence until the paper work and final chats with the anaesthetist and neurosurgeon happen.
We just got home from the final MRI, it will be very up to date and ultra current. I will do a post as soon as I am able post surgery to keep y'all informed.
06/26/2012, Kingston, Ontario
We witnessed this beauty off our balcony last evening after a rain. I have never understood the science behind a rainbow, but it surely is a gift from the universe.
Another surprise last evening was a call from our friends at Palm Coast Marina wishing Al well. On our cruising journey we met so many wonderful people, some friendships stuck, others remained transient. Our Palm Coast friends have stuck and we really appreciated the call and hearing their voices.
We have had lots of calls, email, cards and words of encouragement, and I think Al is on just about every prayer list from here to the Bahamas. So with all that behind us we are confident this blip in our life will remain a temporary blip.
I will try to post tomorrow as soon as I have any news. Surgery is estimated to take anywhere between 3 to 13 hours. Apparently the longer the surgery, the better. Longer surgery = success, shorter surgery = close him up and get out of here nothing can be done. So I'm waving the positive vibes in the direction of longer, being successful in removing as much as they can with out any damage route.
Praise be to the UNIVERSE.
ONE MORE SLEEP AND A WAKIE
06/25/2012, Kingston, Ontario
Our balcony is a wonderful wee oasis. This morning we awoke to new hibiscus blooms, which made me smile. We enjoyed a wonderful steak supper last night at my sisters. We are down to the wire and Al is still waiting to hear about one more MRI. We've made some calls this morning and are awaiting some news. It is our understanding that this needs to be done before he goes into surgery on Wednesday. Oh the waiting is painful.
Addendum:Cutting it close Batman, We just got the call for Al's MRI that will be tomorrow at 5:30 p.m..
So 2 more sleeps and a wakie.
06/22/2012, Kingston, Ontario
Right in our own back yard. Ok so its a stretch but a girl can dream. My sister and I took the plunge today and had a swim in the pool. It was almost 80F. It still felt cool to me. Al opted not to swim , because he is staying away from anything that might put him at risk of any kind of infection. With his surgery just a few days away he didn't want to take any chances.
We are trying to keep busy to keep our minds off of the surgery. My daughter is coming for an over night visit and we will have a steak supper at my sister's on Sunday - Al's request. We are both getting anxious for next Wednestday. Five more sleeps.
06/17/2012, Kingston, Ontario
Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there.
We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing Father's Day weekend with Al's youngest daughter Tonia. We had a great dinner out on Saturday evening at Wooden Head's. Sunday morning we went to the Farmers Market and to a brunch hosted by Kiley and Jackie. All in all a sunny and fun weekend.
We are seeing lots of activity in the pool here but we have yet to brave it. Soon though.
Ten more sleeps.