Wednesday, May 2

Counting Down the hours.... 10,

I cannot believe Gene's surgery is only 10 hours away. Only 8 hrs. until we arrive at the hospital. Maybe that is why he is already sound asleep. Surgery itself can take as long as 5 hrs.+. Our prayers today have been for Gene to wake up without the pain from the herniations.... though we know there will be pain from the incisions, etc.. It is time for some relief.

Speaking of prayers... wow... what a fabulous circle of family, friends, acquaintance's and obviously people we don't even know ~ since some of you put Gene on your prayer lists!!! We feel so blessed. Thank you, thank you.  While we have all the confidance in Dr. Dickman and his staff, we know that God has a plan for each of us in this life. My personal prayer will be for that plan to include my precious husband for many many more years to come. 

The last two days have been busier than we expected .... trips to the hospital of the pre-op stuff.  Monday was an assembly line of people coming to us with papers to sign, explaining different aspects of the procedure, co-pays, and even an internist assigned to Gene. Today, Tuesday, was a procedure to place gold seeds at the desired locations of the herniated discs so that Dr. Dickman will have markers to see the vertebrae better. After sleeping off the local anesthesia and zofran, we arrived back to the hotel just in time to visit with our support team from home, as they arrived from the airport. 

To those that want to send messages to Gene, just send him a text or e-mail ~ one of us will read them to him when he is awake enough to hear them.  We may not be able to answer specific questions, but check Facebook and those that read the blog.... well, you lucky people get ALL the gab!!! 

So, off to bed.... so many thoughts running through my brain... 

Blessings to you. 
Pam 

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