In pre-op the nurse asked you if you had any questions. You answered "Nope. I feel safe with this new head. Even though I have to have another operation, I'm happy because I feel safe and I know it's going to be fine." Where do you get your faith and confidence?
When you rolled into the OR in your wheelchair with me the first thing we saw overlooking the operating table was a gigantic flat screen monitor displaying the 3-D CAT scan of your newly reconstructed skull. You grinned ear to ear and announced with pride to the room full of doctors and nurses, "There's my new head! That is all my own bone!"
You've been through so many surgeries and setbacks, but you are surrounded by love and prayer. Your faith, your eternal optimism, your wacky sense of humor and your joy sustain us. You are safe, Forrest. And soon your Noggin will be healed and we will all be BrightWood bound!
With a grateful heart for the love and prayers swirling around Forrest. I'm certain the OR is humming now with Regae music and positive energy.
Can't wait to hear what you'll say next.
Mum & Team 44