Being a dad is one of the coolest things I am right now. I had been really sick for most of Daphne’s life and was her “dad” in name only. I wasn’t really able to do much with her. I was always tired or working to support our family and so that my wife could be a stay-at-home mom and fulfill everything that I wasn’t able to do also.
But all of that has changed since I had my surgery. I am feeling soooo much better and now I am able to BE a dad. I still can’t pick Daphne up because she weighs more than my temporarily weight restriction (to let my abdominal muscles heal), but I can chase her around the house and talk with her and play with her. I can also go places with my wife and her, which I wasn’t really able to do before. You have no idea what a cool thing it is to be able to go watch your daughter learning to swim after a year of having to stay home and hear about it only.
I love it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. If nothing else came from the surgery, it would have been worth it (of course I am able to do many other things as well so it’s even more worth it).