Not only did everything go smoothly but my brother was in a very good mood, considering the circumstances.
Once when I was in the ladies' room I heard a knock on the door. As I said, "Just a minute," I hear a man's deep voice saying something about needing to clean the restroom. The voice sounded suspiciously like my brother's so I just laughed. Still, a part of me wondered....was it someone else? I opened the door to see him standing there laughing and demanding, "How did you know it was me?" ( How did I know? 54 years of history with this guy. LOL)
He also wanted to get a DVD of the esophagram he had had done that morning at 10:30. I didn't want to burst his bubble by saying that I thought there was less than a 1% chance of his getting that today or any day, really, without jumping through major bureaucratic hoops. So we went down to records.
He opened the door to what appeared to be a rather dimly lit room. He closed it again abruptly with this shocked look on his face declaring, "There's surgery going on in that room!!!" I just laughed. He knew I wouldn't fall for it and he also knew it would make me laugh. It did.
We walked up to the desk and Rich presented his request. The man said, "And when was this done?" I thought here it comes, he's going to say they don't even have it yet and send the request in writing in about a week,etc.
No!! The guy says, "Sure! Just give me a minute to make a copy." Then Rich says, "Could I have two copies?" I'm thinking no way is he going to get two copies. The guy says, "Sure, no problem."
It's amazing what can happen when you have people praying for you. And I am now repenting of every complaint I have ever had against the U of M Health System. They were wonderful!!.