I didn’t want to jinx anything, which is why I haven’t written anything about the predominant events of my life for the past couple weeks. And to be honest, I was in no mood to write about anything else either.
As I alluded to in an earlier post, there’s been a family illness. My father had a gallstone and subsequent gallbladder infection. The whole ordeal was exacerbated by the fact that the emergency room doctors did nothing to catch the developing problem earlier. He visited the emergency ward 3 times over a period of five days, receiving nothing more than some pain killers, before a specialist finally hospitalized him, completely perplexed how the others could have missed the problem.
So it was a worry-filled and painful week of ups and downs. It got to the point where he was going to require emergency surgery to have the gallbladder removed altogether. While gallbladder surgery is fairly routine, it’s far more dangerous when the gallbladder is actually infected and inflamed. Being the (somewhat) fatalistic people that we are, I said and heard some things that I wish I never had.
I’ll save you the gruesome details, but the short version is, my dad’s on the road to recovery and actually left the hospital today. It’s a huge weight off my shoulders. I’m sorry if I worried any of you. I’ll be back to posting more regularly now.
On a separate note, I’m feeling the initial symptoms of some form of illness. I’m trying to contain it so hopefully it won’t spread into a full out cold or flu.