My dad just got out of a 10-hour surgery, and I am so relieved. He was very recently diagnosed with lung cancer, so he had to go in today to get his entire left lung removed. I couldn't be there, but I kept my phone turned on in order to keep up with all the updates. He still has a long way to go from here, but at least step one is done.
SO, <stands on her soapbox>, if you smoke, STOP now!!! I don't want anyone to go through what my family has gone through these past few weeks. That's all! <steps down from soapbox>