My surgery went well. I am now home recovering. I was reminded yet again how dependent I am on people around me. Words alone are not enough to describe my wife’s unending support and devotion during a time when I needed her most. Experiences like these bring us closer and make our small family stronger. She could be next to me because our whole family was there for us and for this I am very thankful.
Every time I am at a hospital, I am humbled by the service provided by doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers. These people are truly special people. They serve others as if that is the only way to live. Right before my surgery, one of the doctors, a nice Irish lady, noticed worry on my face and said “This might be an uncommon experience for you but don’t worry we do this every day and you’ll be just fine.” I hear all kinds of negative comments from people about our health care system but I consider it exceptional. Many smart caring people spend years studying and then join a workforce and a system that has only one purpose: to care for the rest of us. I am thankful for living in this country and benefiting from its health care system.