- 9:00 am: Left the house in good spirits, being driving by my father. The "in good spirits" is important because her surgery is scheduled for 4pm and she wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything since midnight. The nurses are going to have their work cut out for them...
- 10:45 am: Got a call from my father indicating they safely arrived in Orlando. Dad likes being early, almost pathologically so. Mom didn't have to be at the hospital until 12 noon. Now it's "hurry up and wait." I already feel sorry for everyone working there.
- 3:30 pm: The doctor begins surgery.
- 5:30 pm: Mom is out of surgery and in the recovery room. While the operation was originally planned in the C5-T1 region, the surgeon said that T1 did not need any work. This is great news, because less surgery means a shorter convalescence and a faster recovery time.
Big thanks to everyone who sent prayers and well-wishes!