The interest and oodles of good wishes even BEFORE Dot's surgery has been tremendous. Thank you all! We also found that communicating what happened was easier and provided more information with the pictures on this blog that we've decided, for the short term, this blog will be dedicated to Dot and her recovery.
We have been greatly appreciative of how many poeple have been so supportive and have offered to help out. Dot's mom is here to help out and I've arranged my schedule to be available as much as possible. But I know she has especially appreciated the support from her biking friends! They understand the best.
It's an interesting experience both having a medical background and going through the patient process. There are the advantages of knowing what to expect but also the disadvantages of having seen some of the rare complications. I don't think over all it is any easier.
We are scheduled for a 7:30 am surgery time, tomorrow. At least it will be a short sleepless night for Dot.
We'll keep you posted.