I am relieved to tell you that the surgery was a success. There were four blockages that needed to be treated. Luckily, the surgeon was able to scope the veins from her leg for the most part, so there was a minimal incision made.
This afternoon I stayed with her for several hours. It was hard to watch her struggle with the breathing tube and the pain. But after I got home this evening, there was a phone call. A weak and somewhat croaking voice said, "Hi there. Love you." It was C. calling to tell me that she felt much better now that the "garden hose" was out of her throat. I was so glad to hear from her.
Tonight I am going to chill and hopefully get a full night's sleep. I have not slept well for a couple of nights. Time to exhale and just relax a bit. I know that we are going to be okay.