Driving to the hospital on the morning of the surgeries, I was excited to get a wonderful treat (aside from Mom GPSing her way all the way to the hospital on the ONE street we had to drive to get there). My cell phone rang and on the display was an area code I’d never seen before. I answered the phone and received the most awesome suprise… the call was coming from PFC Andrew Ostgaard. In my mind Andrew is a three year old running around with a book in each hand. In reality, he’s now a Marine recently stationed in Iraq. VERY recently. Like two weeks or so recently.
“I’m glad I caught you before you went in to surgery.” I was speechless and in tears.
Ok. Wow. Just plain wow. 24 hours later I received another call. “Just wanted to check and see how you were doing.” I was totally blown away. Thanks, Andy…. those calls meant the world to me.
Just a little change of plans for this week. Dr. Flux Capacitor is off until Thursday. He’s the radiologist who will be performing the CT Liver biopsy and if necessary the Radio Frequency Ablation. My understanding is that the RFA uses microwaves to kill off any undesirable tissue. Microwaves, huh? I’m definitely bringing some popcorn.