11 hours

That's how long the surgery took. Bloody incredible for the surgeons to be on their feet and performing surgery for a marathon duration. If those guys aren't heroes, I don't what they are…

For me, those 11 hours started at 9am plus with a stab of abject terror as my dad was wheeled in, next, a hasty front of outright denial an hour later, which slowly melted into mindless boredom until about 530pm, when terror started to creep on me again, which subsided when the surgeons finally came out at 830pm to tell us that the surgery went well; my state of mind immediately flipped to a feeling I can best describe as HAPPY-LIKE-FUCK when they wheeled Dad out. I'm glad my 3rd and 5th uncles turned up for moral support, especially for my mum. Luckily I had/have Grace around to keep me sane as well. Thanks, baby.

Dad's doing pretty close to the best case scenario, no stroke, no paralysis, legs seem to be fine. Still unsure about the kidney and his blood oxygen levels are still quite low. Still in ICU, not really able to talk and feeling quite pissed off from being immobile and mute. He had a breathing tube in his mouth for more than 24 hours, couldn't sleep or talk properly, and kept giving us wild looks.

We've pretty much assuaged his fears of paralysis, but he's going bloody mad from constant itching. So still a little pissed off, but generally, this time is leagues better than his last operation 9 years ago. He was in a coma for 8 days then, and literally reduced to skin and bones. This time, he woke up pretty soon, and looks more or less like himself. We're incredibly thankful, hopefully he'll be fighting fit and home as soon as possible.

Thanks to my membersss Aaron and Willy for asking after him.


6 Responses to “11 hours”

  1. 1 vinoek May 22, 2006 at 11:41

    dude! i’m so glad the operation is over and it went well! i hope your dad has his full recovery, but seriously if you have that mucho love from your family… am sure he has it in him to help him recover faster!

    take care dude, am off to the wild tomorrow. wish me luck and pray that i don’t push anybody out of the boat:d

    v for viatch

  2. 2 diskographik May 22, 2006 at 12:42

    hey viatch, have a fantastic trip and i mean it! it’s all gonna be worth it, somehow! dont strangle mr anal!

    tilly ban:
    family stick together one.

  3. 3 farah May 22, 2006 at 21:17

    hey billy, i’m so relieved to hear your dad’s doing well. Yeah, a loving family like yours goes a long way in helping him recover. i wish him a speedy recovery back to full health. take care man.

  4. 4 Lounge Lizard May 23, 2006 at 22:23

    I’m bringing a whole troupe of cheerleaders to the ward to visit your dad. I’m sure their repertoire of ‘We Are Family’ will cheer him up.


  5. 5 vk May 24, 2006 at 15:01

    chill lah..everything will be fine my fren.

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