May. 30th, 2007 08:55 am
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It is 8:15am. We have been at the hospital since quater to 5 for check in. The surgery was supposed to begin at 7:30am, BUT the anesthesiologist has not shown up. We just found out he was double booked or something and is not comming. At the moment, the surgical staff are trying to scrape up another one.

Other than that, the surgical team has been quite nice, comming in to talk about different aspects of what will happen. The head surgeon, Dr. Standerfer, came in with the x-ray's and showed me the growth and how close to the heart and lungs it is. He explained how they may have to take a bit of the lung if it has attached itself to it, but there is no way to know until he is opened. They will be removing the better part of 5 ribs and replacing the area with Gortex. Eventually.

God, I am exausted. I have not had more than 2 hours asleep at a time since Sunday, t times. I had only about a half hour nap last night before getting up to head to the hospital. And I only slept 4 hours between my Saturday night shift and and Sunday night shift.

But for now, we are at least keeping dad in high spirits, teasing him, keeping him laughing. I am glad I am here.

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Last night I was talking to I was talking someone about growing in Phoenix and how being used to the desert makes going to Burning Man not much of a strange adjustment. He said "minus the dust storms of course." Then I told him the stories of the Dust Storms I grew up with, the cars having to pull over to the side of the road because of sudden 0 visibility, psa's on what to do and how to protect yourself during a dust storm, and warnings about Valley Fever. These storms have become much less common as Phoenix was built up and paved over over the years.
Little did I know at the time of this conversation, Phoenix had just suffered a few hours earlier what is now a rare dust storm, with 50mph winds and power out in over 10,000 homes. Funny thing is, I miss this. They can be dangerous and scary, but they can also be beautiful.


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