In The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad states that "Protection is the first necessity of opulence and luxury."
How true. Funnily enough, protection is really turning out to be our secret agent. It's our first necessity of basic human needs, but bleeding into all dimensions of our lives--physical, mental, spiritual--all of our energies. Forget opulence and luxury! When she is better, perhaps we'll fondle those two notions on a beach in Italy or the south of France.
As dad said in yesterday's comments, it was a long day for them on Tuesday. The enormity is setting in. Transplants are really scary. It's getting more scary by the day. Mom has to be super healthy to battle any infections, etc. Protection is a must for mummy in so many ways.
Today we should get a final approval from the transplant board. Mom and dad are spending some time this morning in transplant education classes, talking with a social worker, learning about how costly this endeavor will be, and finally ending with surgeon consults.
Wear your yellow today, peeps!