Thankfully J's surgery went well.
On Friday morning we got up at 4:30 (UGH! ICK!) in order to leave the house by five in order to get to the hospital that was performing the surgery by seven. My Mother-in-Law drove (Thanks!) and it was a relatively uneventful trip. Except for the giant buck (Six pointer? give or take) that ran across the road in front of us. It's okay though, we missed it/it missed us.
We arrived a shortly before seven and hauled all our stuff (Computers, bag of books and a few toys for Kiddo, purses) into a waiting room and got comfy. I was happy to discover the hospital had wireless internet access.
The only problem at this point was the lack of coffee. I was up at 4:30 (I rarely sleep in the car) and now it's almost seven and I didn't have any coffee. Then we found out the cafeteria didn't open til 7:30. That was upsetting.
Anyway they took J back and told us that he was number four in line so it should be about an hour. TWO hours later they finally took him in for surgery.
The surgery went well and about an hour later I was sitting with him waiting for him to wake up. It took a while for the drugs to wear off and then the pain was severe. I felt so bad for him.
We were finally able to head home around 2:30. J sat in the middle in the back seat with his leg up between the driver and passenger seats. It was kind of amusing.
Right now he's in a massive brace. The doctor said that it is to remain immobilized for 10 - 14 days. (At this point I was half panicked, hoping we don't starve. Thankfully, I know God will take care of us but I still feel slightly anxious.) He's hoping to be able to go back to work before that. He'll just sit and do what he can sitting down. At the moment though he's still in lots of pain and prayers and thoughts are appreciated.