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Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Week We Have Had...

Ok, so this was supposed to a relatively quiet, uneventful week. After the last 2 weeks of vacation and our conference, I needed a week of catch up at work and at home. Besides that, I had just over 2 weeks before the Annual Business meeting at the church. I am responsible for the Annual report, which, according to our Bylaws, must be available 2 weeks prior to the meeting. That meant they needed to be done by Sunday (2/10).

Monday started off like normal, until I got a frantic call from Paul (who works from home on Mondays). He accidently ran his foot into my suitcase (I still hadn't unpacked...oops). Normally this would be no big deal, but almost a year ago Paul broke his foot. It was bad enough that he had to have surgery, screwing plates into the bones to help them heal correctly. Needless to say, his foot has never been the same.

He was concerned that the excrusiating pain meant that he had rebroken his foot. I rushed him to the doctor who did the surgery Monday afternoon. X-rays proved that everything was ok, but the concern was the constant pain the Paul has on a daily basis. After all, his feet have to carry a 6"7' man! By the time we left, we had a next day appointment for surgery to remove the hardware from Paul's foot! I couldn't believe it was happening so fast.

So now for the pictures:

So this the "Before" picture. My favorite part is the pretty blue hat!

This is the famous left foot. The black writing is the signature of Paul and the surgeon. They do this to ensure that they perform surgery on the correct foot.

After the surgery was done, the surgeon came out and handed me this bag containing the hardware that used to be in Paul's foot. It is not surprising that he was in pain! Oh, and the surgery only took about 20-30 minutes. Most of the time was spent going in and out of Anesthesia.

And here is the "After" picture. As you can see, he has been camped out on the couch since Tuesday afternoon. He is doing ok, but is getting pretty bored, especially since he isn't really supposed to do much for the next several days.

So that was my week! WOO-HOO crazy. Just thought I would share.



PS ~ Crazy enough, I actually did finish the Annual Report! Yea for me! :-)

1 comment:

Rob & Candy said...

ouch... I hope your hubby is feeling better!