This image is pretty iconic to me. I took this last Thursday and till now, I can still see my H vividly wheeling out his luggage to his assigned hospital room where he awaits for his gallbladder (laparoscppy) surgery that same day. It seemed like a slow day. Too slow in fact, that for the first time, I just wanted to speed things up.
You see it’s the first time for the H to be confined. It’s usually the other way around — me the patient, him my caregiver. I just felt so odd that I would be the one caring for him this time. What’s more odd is that it was my first time to be the one waiting — waiting for time to pass, waiting for what will happen next and waiting for what will be the outcome— and my gosh he knows how I hate waiting. And although the procedure was a routine, it still was a big deal for me that as soon as he was brought down to the operating room, I just had to dash out of that place and kept my self busy with errands, then went home to be with the kids, packed my bag for that night, did all those, with mega dosage of prayers in between, just to pass time. I just made sure though that I was back in the room to be by his side when he woke up. Well, my plan did fall into place because as soon I stepped in, not even a minute later he was brought back — groggy, with an organ less (gallbladder) but yes, awake!!! And when I saw him open his eyes, I silently was shouting (err yes I did) a massive THANK YOU to SOMEONE up there!!
……Well fast forward….. happy to say that surgery went well and the verdict of the biopsy is that the H is out of the woods — Alleluia!
We are truly blessed and this is truly another reason to be thankful for 🙂
Wishing everyone a great week ahead!