The Heart of the Family

Image courtesy of Louise Docker via Wikimedia Commons
Image courtesy of Louise Docker via Wikimedia Commons

My new schedule already appears to be out the window…but it’s not for lack of trying.

On Friday (the 13th of all days) my uncle received a new heart. At least a second hand heart that replaced the pump powered one he had.

He has been waiting a long time for this and on Friday the excitement level was high. Then we slowly realised that this was not going to be the quick fix we had dreamed of and that the road to recovery was going to be long, assuming all went well on Friday.

Needless to say it has been a very long few days since. In fact, Friday seems like years ago, and he is not based locally so we couldn’t all be there. And I’m an over-thinker so I must have played out every possible scenario (twice) between phone calls.

It is a waiting game now…and so far it looks good. So while I wait I might try to loss myself in an alternate world of my own making…