Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Post Wherein One Finds our Protagonist Mildly Scathed and in Recovery

And so I'm back. Dad had his surgery yesterday. All day. I tell you, if I didn't have such a high-stress busy job, I'd have been sitting on the couch throwing darts at a blank wall. I'm not gonna lie, it didn't go super smoothly - however he is out and in the ICU and they're removing a few more tubes from him every day. Well, it's only been one day, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that more will be removed tomorrow. A full recovery is expected. Which is exactly what I expected. So, I'm glad that worked out. Expectation alignment.

Hopefully he'll feel like blogging again soon. I can't believe he squeezed one more in before the operation! That's dedication! I don't have that kind dedication to anything. Not to my house plants. Or my cat. Maybe some of my shoes. The red Jeffery Campbell pumps. Prioriti
es.

Anyway - back to Dad. As a retired public employee, I'm sure he'll have some thoughts on the recent TOTALLY HANDLEBAR MUSTACHE-ESQUELY SINISTER UNDERHANDEDLY SNEAKY passage of the bill in the Wisconsin senate to take away collective bargaining. And other stuff. So look forward to that.

In these days following the human and natural tragedy that is the Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear explosion trifecta, I'm just so damn thankful to still have my dad. And to live somewhere where the waves didn't surpass the 3ft mark. Though there are totally sharks here.


~Kara

23 comments:

Antares Cryptos said...

Good to hear. Virtual flash mob in the hospital cafeteria?

Wow, that was awkward said...

Yay!!

Word verification 'readi.' We are readi, Robert!

theWaif said...

Good blog, sister. Dad will be proud. Whether he begins to repeat "Four legs bad, two legs good" at random intervals during family gatherings as a result of his new pig/human heart hybrid remains to be seen. Even so, it'll be a small price to pay for having our dad still on this earth.

Orhan Kahn said...

I'm thankful you have your father also. Great news :)

Paul said...

Get well soon Robert !!

alwaysinthebackrow said...

Wonderful news. Thanks for passing it along.
I imagine he may have something to say about the pig whose valve is now assisting his wonderful heart. Can't wait.
Take care. Best wishes.

Patty said...

Wishing only the best for your father and a speedy recovery. Got here from KleinsteMotte's blog.

DJan said...

This is great news! And thanks to daughter Kara for the update post. I also hope every day he has fewer of those tubes hanging around. Yayy! I can't wait either to hear his take on the Wisconsin end run.

Mandy's Kidding said...

Glad to hear things are going better. Send my well wishes to your dad.

Vagabonde said...

Thank you for the update. All my best wishes to your dad.

adrielleroyale said...

Glad to hear he's doing ok :)

Charlie said...

Great news about your Dad, Kara, but some possible bad news: his oinking may keep Nancy awake at night {not that it's any of our business).

Thanks for the post.

billy pilgrim said...

excellent news!

hang in there robert.

Octopus said...

Good news, Please extend to your Dad my best wishes for a speedy recovery. If your Dad is anything like me, the boredom of recovery will have him back on his feet in no time.

Rain said...

Thanks for the update. Glad it's going as good as can be expected.

secret agent woman said...

Glad he's recovering and thanks for letting us know.

theWaif said...

One more update -- visited Dad today and he looks really good for someone who just had heart surgery two days ago. He's now out of ICU and back over to the regular recovery area. They also removed a couple more tubes from him, though there are still many more remaining. If they keep on removing them at this rate he might be tube-free by Christmas.

Jon said...

A speedy recovery for a superb blogger from an aspiring geezer.!

Paul said...

Speedy recovery Robert !! :-)

KleinsteMotte said...

Here's hoping the recovery is going well. A week's gone by so I'll assume the best.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Moving out of ICU is a huge milestone, the very best sign. Maybe your dad can be tube-free before Easter...before April...fingers crossed.

Great, entertaining post. Thank you.

GutsyWriter said...

Can't wait to hear from him again and thanks for taking charge in the meantime.

TechnoBabe said...

Kara, your dad is so proud of you and the way you fill in on his blog gives us a glimpse of some of the reasons why. You write well. Thank you for letting us know about the operation.