my posts about my ongoing problems with my aging parents might be getting monotonous. please ignore it if seems that way - but I find it useful to look back at these posts to remember how it is at various points in the journey. so. yesterday, my father had his 1st surgery for osteomiltis (spelling whatever) which is an infection in his spine. my wife and I got to the hospital at 5 AM. the surgery was to be at 7:30 am. they took him into pre op at 11 AM. they began the surgery at 3 PM. at 9 pm they brought him back to his room. he was knocked out. we left at 930 pm. today I was utterly wiped out all day long. back for another on Friday.