Posted by: ppernick | January 12, 2006

Back to work…

Today was my first day back at work.  It went much faster than I expected.  It was good to be back.  Good to get back to some semblance of normalcy.  Good to be around a group of adults without a voice in the back of my mind saying, you’re having too much fun without your son.  Of course, all I did was talk about him.
Having been so long since I’ve been in the car for a 40-minute commute, I need to find a way to get to a library and check out another book on cd.  Since I didn’t have one to listen to, I tuned into the Alito hearings.  I swear…every time I tune in the senators are asking the same questions and Alito is responding with the same talking points. 
Simeon Stuff
Received a call from Children’s Hospital today with a date!  Although our cardiologist has not yet presented Simeon’s case to the panel of surgeons, he’s been in communication with a surgeon.  Two weeks from today, Simeon will undergo surgery to patch his VSD.  The whole thing is still a bit unreal to me.  I know that this is happening.  I know the underlying severity of the problem and why this needs to happen soon.  But…it just isn’t real yet. My mother-in-law has been trying to prepare me – and I appreciate that. I think, though, that the magnitude of this won’t start to hit me until we go for the consultation with the surgeon and for pre-op; then it will finally hit me in full when I see him after surgery with all the tubes.  I remember how he looked when I first saw him in NICU and I expect it to look 100 times worse than that.  I just have to remind myself that this is a fairly routine operation now-a-days and the tubes will come out quickly.  Simeon is a strong, healthy boy otherwise – so we fix this now and he’ll be even better off.

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