I just got back from enjoying a large cup of coffee with my friend and I’m still exhausted from the last two days, so I went straight to the kitchen for more coffee.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Grandma’s surgery went well yesterday. They cleaned out all of the clots in her head and drained the blood. Today, they’ll get some more images of the brain and get a better idea of how she’s doing. I just talked to her on the phone because she has been asking about me since the surgery. She sounds like shes in good spirits and I’ll be visiting her at Stanford later on.
One thing I’ve been thinking about from this whole experience is what I’ve observed in people during emergencies. I’ve read about people coming together and being more caring during disasters. I was surprised by people’s small acts of kindness in the ER waiting room. A few times, people gave up their seats, so families could sit together. Others were starting up friendly conversation with people that happened to be waiting next to them. Not something you’d see in a regular doctor’s office, or anywhere that you’re stuck waiting for a while.
I’ve also received texts from people asking me to let them know if they can do anything to help out. I just wish we didn’t have to wait for horrible circumstances to treat each other so well. Still, its great to see random people being nice to each other. Especially, now that I’m back in the bay area where people aren’t as friendly as they are in Ashland or Arroyo Grande.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend and remember to give your loved ones a good squeeze.