Things I asked David to do in case the surgery didn’t go smoothly:
1) Update my Facebook profile picture. I specified which one. It felt right. I didn’t actually trust David to fulfill this request immediately, or at all, so I did it myself right before I went into the operation room.
2) I gave him a quick run-down of my pre-marriage bank accounts. I actually FORGOT about my 401ks! Thank goodness it went smoothly! He already knew about these, but perhaps in his grief he might have forgotten. And then when he replayed our last moments together, he would have remembered.
3) I demanded he tell my father my tennis game had made incredible progress, and yes, based on how I played Thursday night, I was finally good enough to play in the professional circuit.