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The bad and the good.

Today was a long day. Let's review.

The Bad

Leaving my apartment last night to go to my parent's place in the dark, waking up and driving my mother to the hospital in the dark, driving home to my apartment in the dark. Lot's of dark.

Sleeping in the twin size bed in my old bedroom. Sometimes I really enjoy revisiting nostalgic moments. This was not one of those times. My former bedroom is now a storage closet/pantry, and the bed in there is still the same twin size bed I slept in for practically my entire childhood. To think I actually brought people back to that room and had sex in that bed. Wow.

12 hours in the hospital.

The doctor's tell me it is a 2 hour long procedure, plus a half hour or so for prep, etc.. My mother is taken in at 10:30 AM (already an hour late). My conference call is pushed off until 1:30 PM. At 1 PM, I should have heard back from the doctor on how the procedure went. By 1:15 PM, I am now officially freaking out. I'm coming up with all kinds of things that might have gone wrong, and I am staring at a real possibility that I will be on the conference call when the doctor tries to reach me. 1:30 rolls around, no doctor. I get on the call, my bit goes first and takes 10 minutes, I hang up the phone. At 1:45, the doctor calls. They didn't start the surgery until 11:30 AM. Of course.

Did I mention 12 hours in the hospital? Yeah.

The Good

The conference call went off without a hitch, and I presented as well as could be expected when doing a call over my cell phone in the waiting room/main lobby of a major Manhattan hospital.

I didn't miss the call from the doctor.

My mother and I have a wonderful and yet so utterly bizarre conversation about pain processing and the differences between SM pain and the pain she is experiencing from having been operated on. We discuss how people like different kinds of pain, and how they take many different things out of pain. We talk about the differences between pain from someone you have a connection with, and those who you don't. We talk about the kinds of pain I enjoy, and why, and the kinds of pain I enjoy to give. She really likes my explanations. Like, a lot.

My mother and I connected on SM. Yeah.

Wonderful texts from my girl kathryntact throughout the day making me smile and keeping me sane. Same with an afternoon chat with lolitasir, and my bio-sister telling me about my newest nephew born 5 days ago.

But the best of all, hands down - the surgery went very well, no complications, and my mother is resting safely and comfortably in her hospital room.

And now I officially fall and go boom.



( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Love you.
Apr. 4th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Yay for connections, sisters, and girls!
Apr. 4th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Apr. 4th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
I was thinking of you all day. I was stuck at work from 9AM - 9PM. M has a very serious infection, which took up most of my time today when I wasn't working. Did I mention I drove a total of 165 miles today for work? And I'm not well. Nor is my son.

My god daughter had spinal surgery yesterday.

I would call, but I'm not able to speak. Too tired. Will call tomorrow. I have to be in Bridgewater at 7:30AM so I can leave early enough to get to a meeting in Philly by 5:30 and still have worked a whole day.

Apr. 4th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Im glad to hear all went well.. hope you get some good rest. *hug*
Apr. 4th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
Glad it went so well and that you also had some quality conversation.

~ pug
Apr. 4th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that all went well with the surgery. I'm very sorry to hear that you got put in such a worrisome position, but am happy for you that all is well. I'll keep her in my prayers that things move in a positive direction.
Apr. 4th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that it went ok.
Apr. 4th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm glad everything is going better for your mom. That sounds like an excellent conversation! My stepdad and I have comparable conversations, I and love them. :)
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm glad to hear that the overall outcome landed on a positive note. Sending good juju to you and yer Mom.
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
hug hug hug hug
hug hug hug hug
hug hug hug hug

More in person next time I see you.
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad to hear it went well. Thinking of you, hoping the "fall and go boom" period includes a nap and a relaxing weekend.
Apr. 4th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear everything ended up well. Hope your sleep and dreams were teh awesome, and you woke up feeling all of the rested.

It's really cool when one can talk to one or both of their parents about stuff that most folks feel they have to keep private. Kudos to you and your mom ^_^.
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Big hugs
Glad things went well.

Apr. 5th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
Glad everything went well!!!
Apr. 8th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Big hugs to you, and to your Mom too.
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