I was overwhelmed by the personal mail I received yesterday regarding Michael’s surgery. I certainly felt a great comfort in knowing so many held Michael and myself in their thoughts for the day.
The surgery was successful…at least from the doctor’s point of view as of now. Only time will tell. And of course, I will not feel completely safe until I know there are no staph infections lurking anywhere. I did turn my fears over to higher powers yesterday…I am helpless. It took five hours for the surgery, some time in x-ray afterwards to be sure his back was properly aligned once again, and Michael is now on his way to recovery. I was actually able to speak with him by the evening yesterday on the telephone. It is so difficult being 1000 miles away at times like this.
His wife, Michelle, is a LOVELY person. She will see him through his recovery without any trouble at all. Of all bad timing, however, Michelle had a court date yesterday which could not be changed to settle this very same accident case that caused Michael’s injuries. Her mother, who is equally as delightful, was there in the waiting room for Michael until Michelle returned to the hospital! Life is certainly crazy.
I worked all day yesterday, but stayed close to the telephone. After work I took my grandson to his basketball game, then stopped for a quick take out supper, and then helped him with his homework. I was “babysitting” for him and his sister until 11 PM last evening so I had to see them off to bed as well. It surely made for a hectic day, and I confess to being emotionally exhausted.
My DH and I will travel to Colorado to assist in Michael’s recovery when he is home. I look forward to seeing him and giving him the real hug that I keep sending him over the phone!!
Thank you again to all of you who so kindly kept us in your thoughts and prayers. It certainly makes a difference in a person’s life to know that someone is sending loving vibes through the airways! Bless of you. There are no words to describe how grateful I am.