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Monday, October 16, 2017
When we left for the hospital, which is just down the road, at 7:30 this morning it was still dark. They took Tom in for the procedure around 10:15 and about 10:50 the surgeon came out to tell me that everything went well and he would be in recovery for about 30 minutes or so. A short while later they stopped to pick me up in the waiting room and we headed back to his room. While he was in the room resting and waiting for his discharge I took a ride over to Walgreens to pickup his prescriptions so he would have them when we got home. I went outside to a beautiful blue sky and wonderfully crisp air. It was one of those perfect fall days were everything looks clean and bright in the sunlight.
|Our community hospital.|
This hospital has been a part of our community since 1884.
Though not at this present location.
|The drive in.|
|The top right photo is of the entrance.|
In the bottom photo the black dot near the road is a large turkey.
The sisters, who live on the grounds, feed them along with the
deer so it is wise to take your time driving in and out.
I took a few pictures around our yard last Friday.
|Our burning bush is turning a bright red.|
|The last of Tom's flowers.|
|Our maple it turning color quickly. One strong wind|
and all the leaves will be on the ground.
Now the healing and waiting begins. Tom has a post op appointment with the surgeon on the 24th and he, the surgeon, thinks Tom will be good to go as long as he does what he has been told. The most important thing is to not pick up anything over 10 pounds for the next four weeks. So, though we will continue to play it by ear, as of right now we are still looking at backing out of the driveway on the 27th. I will continue packing but we have decided to not count the days down. How Tom is feeling will determine the final decision and for sure, when we do leave, we will plan on short driving days and stops as needed. The really, really good news is that, just like the nurse and doctor said this morning, Tom walked out in less pain then when he walked in.
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