what do you say - before major surgery

My friend Margie had heart surgery last week and I went to visit her the day before the procedure. Another friend was just leaving and said, “Good luck tomorrow.” That struck me as an unusual thing to say. Luck should have nothing to do with medicine.

But then I wondered, what is the right thing to say to someone heading into major surgery?


benita said...

You don't need a lot of words to say " I'm thinking of You"


margie kardash said...

benita, i just finished a Everyman by Philip Roth. near the very end of the book the main character reaches out to several colleagues and friends who are ill. not only is it well written but his dialogue and approach to each person is incredibly appropriate.