Thankful For: Day 11

Today, I am thankful for the people who have served in the armed forces.  Without their sacrifice for this country, I wouldn’t have the things I enjoy.

Thank you!

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Thankful for: Day 8

This is simple:

Today, I am thankful for being a “liberal succubus.”

In life, I am very political.  My tendency is to the left…the very left.   Being able to express my views is something I don’t take for granted.  The nickname was a creation of my husband and I.  He comes from a conservative family.  We often joke that I am the one who seduced him with my ways.  I thought of a South Park episode with a succubus.  The nickname was born.

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Surreal at a Hospital – FullEclipse and Surgery

I am typing this post from the hospital where FullEclipse works and where K2 was born.  I also see my p-sychiatrists here.  But today, FullEclipse is not working and there are no appointments with Dr. Inception.

FullEclipse is going in for surgery in the next 90 minutes or so.  This surgery, from what we have been told, is common.  The doctor has said that FullEclipse should be home by this afternoon.  With that being said, the doctor won’t know if he has to do the surgery on FullEclipse the old fashioned way – not Laparoscopally (sp).   That prospect scares me because the recovery time will be longer.  Moreover, the chances of complications increase.  FullEclispe doesn’t want to stay in the hospital, but it all depends on how his surgery turns out today.

The idea of something happening to the love of my life scares me.  My anxiety has been under control.  It is funny that the roles of care giver have been reversed.  FullEclipse is the one in the relationship who has seen me through a lot of procedures.  He has taken care of me.  Now, it is my turn to do the same.  Scary prospect if you ask me!  Am I up to the challenge?  So far, I have tried to the calm though my fears have shown their ugly faces.  I have to be strong for my husband the kids.

A service dog stopped by the waiting room.  She was so well behaved.  I bet she sensed my feelings because she just wanted me to pet her.  I needed that dog.  Perfect timing.

Right now, I am waiting for the nurses to let me see my husband before he goes into the OR.  I don’t want to cry.  I want to be strong because this surgery is really nothing.

But all good thoughts are much needed.

This grown up stuff really sucks!

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Thankful for: Day 6

I am grateful for the doctors, nurses, and staff at the hospital where FullEclipse had his surgery.  Without their knowledge and skills, my husband could not have come out of his surgery successfully.  Everyone, minus one person, was very nice and understanding.

The nurses get an extra thank you!  They really put in so much effort with so little recognition.

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Thankful for: Day 4

There is no way to put it, but I am so thankful for my warm and cozy bed.  It is the one place where everyone can relax even if some of us have nightmares all the night (me!).

I get to cuddle with the K-Kids there.  My husband and I have some fun times in bed too (wink wink).

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Thankful for: Day 3

Today, I am thankful for having grown up in two countries.  The ability to combine the best of two cultures has made me a better person in some many ways.  I can see things differently.

Nevertheless, I feel very much American.   But, when that side of me is naughty, I have another voice in my head that makes me see things from a different perspective.  My kids will have the best of two worlds.

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