Today has been a strange day.
Three things going on in my life today. All of them centered around hospitals.
Brad hurt his knee about a month ago. Never knew what he really did or when exactly, just woke up the day after our Mardi Gras party and couldn't walk. Ended up he had a torn miniscus...had to have outpatient surgery today to take care of it. He was not too thrilled about the whole situation, but he was very brave. The operation went well (so the doc says) and he is doing a fine job of recuperating on the living room couch.
Brad's brother is having his first child today. They scheduled an induction for today. We still haven't heard anything about the birth...keeping our fingers crossed that everything goes well. I am of course worried because of my expierence with induction. I went through the same procedure when I had Kenzie and I almost bled to death. I fully believe that it was because I was induced. So..I am not for it AT ALL! One of those "If I'da known then what I know now" kind of things. (Just heard that new nephew was born at 3:30 this afternoon. YAY!)
Last of all, my great uncle is in the hospital in Little Rock. He fell the other day and cracked his skull. He has internal bleeding and has pretty much been non-responsive and in a coma like state since it happened. He is 93 years old and has had a GREAT life and when he passes, because it is going to happen within the next 24 hours or so, he will go before he became unable to care for himself in his own home, which was about to happen. So....it is not a totally sad occasion. What IS sad is that his wife who is 93 as well, is in the hospital with a broken hip. She is in a totally different town than he is in, and I fear that she will not be able to say goodbye to her husband...that upsets me. I would so want to be with Brad if ever in the same situation. I just feel so bad for my Aunt and my family for being in such an impossible situation.
So...new life, middle life adapting to aging and old life passing on.
Like I said, just a strange day for me.