Yesterday was my mom's surgery. I arrived at about 8:45am, in time to see her and talk a bit before they started. They took her in for surgery prep at 9:30am and started shortly before 11am. They told us it would probably be anywhere from 7 to 12 hours, so we had a long wait ahead of us. Thankfully we received a couple phone calls during the day to update us on the status, which was always “going well”.
At about 7:30pm they told us the surgery was finished and that it went really well – “about as well as we could have hoped”, said the doctor. She was in recovery for a while before they moved her to ICU, when we were able to see her. She was still sedated and quite groggy, but she was responding normally to questions; a good sign, obviously. I'm going in this evening to see her again. Thanks for everyone's thoughts, support, and prayers.
NB: WoW is MoM upside down, not the popular video game. MoM coined it years ago as she jokingly signed a card “Love, WoW.”