Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Week 5 - Day 2

I hate to quote myself, but, really, truly, my life... our life, is never dull.  For those of you that don't already know, I received a phone call last night from my husband.  He got appendicitis.  Yes.  As in inflamed appendix, as in needs surgery now.  He received surgery at the military hospital last night and as per the doctor's phone call, the surgery went very well.  Minimal scarring, definitely an inflamed appendix, no complications.

I would like to state that my Grey's Anatomy marathons may have caused this, sooo many appys...

I would also like to point out that gastro-issues are supposed to my thing.  I was actually hoping for appendicitis when I went in to the ER since once the appendix is removed, it's one and done with bad symptoms.

I also called the hospital and was connected to his room this morning.  He's doing well, tired and sore, but to be expected after surgery.  Unfortunately, this means that he has a month of recovery before he can return to basic training.  Silver lining, he will be coming home in about a week or so, I'm still not sure on those details.  The laparoscopic surgery should mean a speedier and easier recovery, but he still has to avoid physical activity (i.e. pushups, pullups, etc...) for the month.  There is no guarantee at what point he will be able to re-enter training.  That's the worst part, he could end up having to make-up duplicate weeks of work, which will make this process even longer.

It's very frustrating.  I feel badly, this is not how I wanted to get more time with my husband.  He can't seem to catch a break.  Silver lining again, at least he had really good medical coverage to cover this kind of surgery.  I'm worried about my husband's morale when he gets home, he was so excited and determined to go back to training and finish and move on to his true MOS.  Singing.

He will need a lot of support when he gets home, friends, family, singing, love, and delicious home cooking.  I'm even thinking about a long weekend somewhere warm... with an ocean... and palm trees....

Please send any support to him you can think of, I know he's been away and focused on this journey, but he really needs to know he has people around him.  Physically he will have a perfectly fine recovery, but I know his spirit will be a little tricky.  No one likes lying around.

More updates coming soon, I hope!

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