Over the past several years, my father has been suffering from a liver disease. He's tried all the usual stuff - medications, crazy diets, etc, but it finally came to the point where it was evident that he'd require a transplant.
So after being on the list for a few months, the call came this morning, and he's having the procedure done today. It carries some significant risk (very small percentage-wise, but for someone like me who knows very little about these kinds of things, it sure sounds high). So I'm rather on-edge about the whole thing (not being able to be there doesn't help), though there isn't much of a choice in the matter - it was either today or back on the list for who knows how long, and his condition had begun to deteriorate pretty rapidly.
So if you have any thoughts, prayers, well-wishes, or what have you, please direct them towards 40.56.37N 73.56.37W. It'd be much appreciated.
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