Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I've now been awake for twenty one hours. Too many, since I got little sleep the night before. I spent most of today waiting at the hospital while Spencer had surgery on his spine. This one was a bit complicated, but was managed by stealing a bit of his hipbone. The worst of the uncertainty is passed. Now for recovery and all that goes with.
The waiting was not totally stressful as long as I stayed busy. I finished writing an article I've been working on for some weeks. I read two issues of Make from cover to cover. I sort of watched bits of Law and Order that seemed to be on every channel in one form or another and I made a weird sort of menagerie of latex gloves. I thought the nurse would scold me---she was that stern sort of nurse who might---but she didn't, unless I count the (possibly imagined) subtle rolling of her eyes.
I'm a little sad that this year we won't actually be celebrating St. Paddy's Day. Sometimes things just don't fall that way. The week is way too full for cooking cabbage or drinking, or even Aubrey's annual St. Paddy's day dive into the pool.
But we agreed to be satisfied with what is. And what is now is that we made it through a difficult day. Orion is sleeping soundly and very soon, I will be too.
Have a drink for me. Éirinn go brách!
Posted by lisa at 11:19 PM