Tuesday, November 15, 2011

S - 2

2 days until surgery.  We've cleared most of the hurdles so I feel like it is truly a countdown now.  But my "To Do" list seems to keep growing rather than shrinking.

Today we must go for the hospital pre-op appointment . . . again.  We actually did that yesterday, but as we were finally called to a room I asked to call the treatment center down the hall to let them know things were running slow.  Jimmie had a blood transfusion scheduled for 1pm and I wanted to be sure that having that pushed back for another 1 1/2 hours was going to be alright.  Instead, the nurse immediately said the transfusion took precedence and hurried us over to the other part of the hospital.  I had no idea that blood transfusions took so long!  We did not get out of the hospital until after 8pm and by then I'm not sure that the word "exhausted" is the right adjective.  But it is wonderful to see some color in Jimmie's cheeks after months of ashen grey.

- Linda

1 comment:

Barry Gilreath, Jr. said...


Just learned of your present situation. I am so sorry that you and Linda are having to face this trial. However, rest assured, you are not facing it alone. The Lord is with you. You are loved and appreciated by so many throughout the brotherhood. I pray that you will have a speedy recovery. We will miss you at the hunt this year! I was looking forward to seeing you and talking about the Africa trip. We will say a special prayer on your's and Linda's behalf. Hang in there! Hope to see you again soon!