Sleep positions, meal plans, budgeting, babysitters, work schedules, visitors, parking, physical therapy, long-term fatigue, pre-operative appointments, post-operative appointments, good v. bad waiting rooms, recurrence percentages, low-level risks, traffic patterns in the University District and, of course, cafeteria schedules are all precisely positioned in well-worn places in our minds.
What has not yet been completely sorted out is how we will move on from here. I think I shall enjoy spending my vacation time on things more like vacation. I'll take an unexpected phone call and be surprised with good news. We'll spend more one-on-one time with each other in a less-expensive hotel.
And one day someone will ask me about all the details of what happened and I won't remember.