I'm leaving for the hospital in about twenty minutes...

Thursday, March 23, 2006
mother is having her surgery today. I think it's scheduled for 8:00, but you have to be there pretty early to get checked in and ready. So, if you read this before that time be thinking about her around 8:00 this morning.

I don't know how long the surgery is supposed to take, but I'll try to update as I find out what's going on. There will be a lot of waiting around today so I am taking my school work with me...and then she's going to be in the hospital about five days I think before she'll be able to go home. This surgery can't be done laparoscopicly (I don't know why - so much is these days) so it's a longer recovery time. She's suffered from pancreatitis for a long time and they are now going to be removing the larger portion of her pancreas. I am just glad it's finally getting done so mother won't be in so much pain and discomfort.