I have not been able to stand the sound of our phone ringing since my brother and my mother passed away nine months apart. I panic every time it rings at an "unusual hour".
We received a call at 6:20 this morning from my husband's step mother that his dad had had a small stroke and is in the hospital.
Some of you may recall his trip to the hospital several weeks ago (when he had fainted and it ended up being a low blood pressure episode) and that the doctors were watching an 80% blockage in his neck. It's my understanding that they didn't operate weeks ago because he could have had a stroke during the surgery.
They are now planning on doing the surgery, they were waiting on test results when they called this morning. Once again, they caution that he may experience a stroke during (due to) the surgery.
My father-in-law is in North Carolina, so it's very hard to sit here on the other coast, not being able to visit him. Waiting for the phone to ring.