Debbie Jaeger posted a note for Thomas that says:
Thinking about you tonight. I am sure everything went great with the surgery. I had my son at that hospital and I loved it. I am now in Carolina and having the surgery here. Keep us posted, will be looking for updates.
Rebecca S posted a note for Thomas that says:
Hi Thomas. Wanted you to know we are thinking about you and praying for team and staff. It's very hard when it gets down to the wire. I specially requested that I not know when we were rolling out the door toward OR. I asked a good friend who is an awesome anesthesiologist to please help me with that. He did, too. No memory of saying see you later to my family.
You are going to do fine.
Matthew Lampley posted a note for Thomas that says:
I have been in your shoes.....I can say when you start planning for time off ensure things are all prepped, I spent a month waiting, even though we thought we had a go, it does suck having to get your "affairs in order" . my advice is to nose to grind stone and realize you will go thru a gambit of emotions.
Sherry Stevens posted a note for Thomas that says:
Hi Tom, I completely understand where you are. I have been following the blog, read the book and making preliminary "to do" lists for several years, thinking that it would be ages before this day came. Three weeks ago my doctor told me "soon, you are now severe", and today he told me "it's time now". So, prepared as I feel I am, it is now preparation time. Knowing what we know thanks to Adam and this site is reassuringand empowering, however, when your doctor looks right at you and says "now" it is still a bit daunting. You have the support of many others, as do we all. I will follow your blog and offer all the encouragement I can, along with lots of prayers. Keep looking forward.