My father's going to have heart surgery on Thursday - he's got a blockage that needs removing, so they're going to do a bypass on him. He'll be in hospital for at least a week and unable to fly afterwards for who-knows-how-long.
I'm really worried about him. If you're any flavor of religious, please send him good thoughts -- he's a Buddhist so he believes that intent matters and that good will prayers will count no matter what religion they're from.
I don't know what else to say. Talking about this stuff is hard for me. I usually deflect with humor instead. Kathy and I talked on webcam after I found out and it was fantastic and funny and heartening but I'm still nervous.