Well Tuesday this week is my dad's surgery for a trapped nerve in his back. According to my mom he is in agony in his leg due to the trapped nerve in his spine.
I was thinking back a while ago to when I was about 6 or 7 and I asked my dad in all seriousness if I could marry him when I grew up. He replied with no to which I responded "why not" whereafter he explained to me that he was already married to my mom.
I am wondering now if that discussion made as much of an impact on him as it did on me. I had actually forgotten about it until a few months ago. He has afterall been sick continuously for the past 5 years or so.