Thanks for the prayers to everyone who did.
Christi's surgery went well. It took about a half hour longer than planned, but we aren't sure why.
We were actually delayed several hours getting started. We arrived at 5:30, as instructed, sat in a pre-op room for over an hour, wondering what was going on. Then we finally were told that they had had to put another surgery in front of us that morning.
They came and moved Christi in to holding at about 9:30, at which point I had to leave her side and go to the waiting room. No visitors in holding or recovery. My parents showed up shortly after that, which is nice, because the wi-fi that was available in the pre-op room was not available in the second floor waiting room. Not sure why. So I had someone to talk to during the next four-plus hours.
They didn't actually begin the surgery until 11:30-ish (?!) At 2:00pm, they called to let us know that she was being moved to recovery. At 2:30, they called and gave us the room number to which she would be moved. We went on up to that room, and at that point, I decided to go ahead and leave to pick up Stephanie from school.
We got back to the hospital at about 4:30 and Christi was in her room, doing well, feeling pretty good for someone who had just had surgery.
It is now three days after, and she is feeling some better each day. She feels that the surgery definitely helped her lower body. We are still waiting to see if it helped the numbness in her hand. She said sometimes that takes several weeks to go away.
I'm trying to make her as comfortable as possible. She's trying not to drive me crazy. *smile* We make a pretty good couple.
There will be more updates later.