Dad’s Back Surgery

My dad had a lumbar laminectomy today, and initial reports are that “it went well” from the surgeon. (They always say that).

He’s been in pain for a long time, and finally got fed up with it. His pain has been increasingly severe for the last 4 months or so, to the point that he’s had to go to the ED in their city a couple of times. They have recently gotten his pain meds balanced to the point he can sleep (Fentanyl patches and darvocets (vicodin gave him terrible stomach upsets)).

Anyway, it’s painful to be seeing all this from the sidelines, and