Ok, first things first, this is “the hubs”, so this post will be lacking the female eloquence only my wife can provide. Also, it may have a few Star Wars / Lord of the Rings / Monty Python references (Maybe even a Family Guy spoof of a Star Wars joke) if I find good places to put them. You may ask, why is Kevin writing this instead of Jess? Well, Jess is in a temporary state of drug induced semi-conciousness. In short, she had shoulder surgery on Thursday. See, Jess has a nasty habit of popping her arm out of socket. Lets recap: In the past two years, we’ve:
- Rode in 3 ambulances
- Tried to speak English to a French doctor
- Took 15 minute boat ride to shore (12 foot seas) while Jess is screaming in pain
- A 1-hour trip down one flight stairs at our old apartment
- Thousands in medical bills
- Lived with fear of doing anything that involves Jess’ right arm
Needless to say, it was time to do something. Therefore, Thursday at 5AM, we got up, and went in to the surgery center. She went back to get prepped for surgery and I got to talk to her doctor. Of course, he had to be
a completely normal looking guy a ripped ex-MLB player; at least Jess will be excited for her checkups. Oh well, as long as he’s good, who cares. Jess’ Mom, Grandma (“Mamaw”), and Great Grandma (“Grandmother”) all drove down from Indiana (14 hour drive!) on Wednesday so they could help her recover. Well, the doctor came out and explained everything to us: If she weighs the same as aduck, then she’s a witch! (Monty Python Quest for the Holy Grail). Really, he said she’ll have arthroscopic surgery and have her right arm (she’s a righty) be immobilized for two months. So, for two months, Jess has joined the Dark Side (she’ll be a lefty like me). She came out after about 2 hours (perfect surgery doc said) and has been in at home recovering since (Yay for having a chaise lounge on our couch!).
Well, off to get more ice for Jess, she’ll be wiring again when she gets coherent (may be shorter entries depending how she feels). Come on back when you get a chance! Oh, for all you married female bloggers out there, go ahead and challenge your “Hubs” to write an entry. This one has been fun for me!