(Written on the road on New Year’s Eve. I originally published this on MeaningWell.)
This year is drawing to a close. I’m thinking about all the ways I’m going back to places I’ve been before.
As I write this, I’m on my way back to my Illinois hometown. My sister is driving us back from Rochester, Minnesota. Our Dad has been having trouble with his strength and stamina since the summer, and his doctors thought he would likely have to have a stent put in his heart.
When Dad had an angiogram, his doctors at The Mayo Clinic told him that no, what he needed was a quintuple bypass.