Surgeons are amazing aren't they? Like super-duper people mechanics they opened my father-in-law up, swapped some bits and bobs around to make space for his ICD (pacemaker defib thingameewhatsit) which they've placed with surgical precision before sewing him back up good as new ... well almost ... after all, he wasn't exactly new to start with! It all went well though. The next few days will be spent in the hospital and then home and on to the process of recuperation.

Lots to be thankful for today.


  1. jos, i'm happy for you and your father in law and i'm happy to see this wonderful collage of letters and words. it is very beautiful.

    you could also replace the 'a' with an 'i' and we would be being thinkful, which i'm trying to be more of the time. (feelings are not my problem!)

    it's always nice to be here, jos


  2. Vundebar!!!! (I think that is "wonderful" in German, or probably not)

    I am so glad everything went well Citrus :)

  3. I'm thankful it went well. Hearts, they're tricky things.

  4. Jos, This is wonderful news!Doing the happy dance for you all. Have a safe trip home. Love and a zillion hugs. xoxo

  5. wonderful news! love how you put this... holding thumbs and sending prayers for a speedy recovery!