Roxanne here. . .thought I might add a quick post to “keep the conversation going” while Chris is in surgery.
I’m just passing time in the waiting room here at Women’s and Children’s (and occasionally men apparently) Hospital. I have to say, the hospital so far has been phenomenal in finding a way to keep us informed about our loved ones. They give you this card with a patient number (in red) and then on big screens they post what’s happening – Preparing for Surgery, In OR, Out of OR etc. and little messages like – Everything is going well or in Chris’ case, right now it says “in OR and Making progress” . . ..hmmmm I would feel better if it was the “Everything is going well” message.
Waiting room companions are hit or miss like airplane seat mates. Some just like to sit by themselves (like me) and others like to talk. Then there those who go overboard and talk nonstop. What’s different in a waiting room is the person can walk around and find new people to talk to. We have one in this waiting room. She’s roaming from area to area here and talking to whomever will listen. I’ve heard her story 3 times now. (Once directed at me and twice with other people.) Ohhhh new twist to story. . .she just lifted her shirt and showed her scars from her surgery last week! Ok, Ok, I shouldn’t be so snarky. . .maybe she needs to talk to keep her mind off what’s happening with her husband who is currently the patient. Come to think of it, I’M DOING THE SAME THING! Just virtually and all at once!
So enough for now. Thanks all who are following Chris’ blog. The next few weeks while he has no hearing will be tough but we’ll get through! We’ll keep you posted!