I wanted to check in to say thank you so much for your well wish comments for Mr. PM’s surgery. I had good intentions to comment in return to each of your kind thoughts but to tell the truth, I didn’t have it in me this week to be at the computer.
To give you a quick update, the surgery wasn’t as successful as we had wished and expected.
I think one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was explain to my husband during his recovery in post-op, was what we all took for granted as being a fairly straight forward cartilage anchor repair was in fact irreparable. When I walked into the room with the steady sound of beeping machines, the hopeful and slightly groggy face that greeted me suddenly turned quiet and expressionless upon hearing my words. The quickening tone on the heart monitor was the only outward sign of his anxiety and disappointment. There were other things done during surgery so we are hopeful this will in fact help the situation.
We’ll know in six weeks when he’s off the crutches. In the meantime, I’m a constant companion, water fetcher, ice pack changer, meal maker, trash taker outer, washer of all things usable and wearable, market runner, scooper of ice cream and cat box (although not together), and personal valet – the slipping on of socks being my specialty. When I’m not tending I’m shifting, cleaning, folding, picking up, answering calls of phone and of nature.
My blog and camera are calling too. So far they’ve reached a busy signal. Next week I should be able to answer.
Have a wonderfully relaxing three-day weekend and thank you for your kind and thoughtful words of encouragement.
You are the best cheerleaders!