04 May, 2008

What a week it's been!

Took Wednesday, 30 April through Monday, 5 May off for holiday. It's Derby week and I've never taken more than Friday off in the past. Wednesday I slept in, vegged and surfed a while. Started getting my route together for my ride and gathered my gear, aired my tires, etc. About 12:45 the phone rings and it's hubby. He'd cut his finger badly on a circular saw. Asked me to pick him up and take him to the hospital. The adrenaline starts and I "change hats". We go to Jewish. They have the best Hand Care Center anywhere.

He gets to surgery around 7 in recovery about 9:30. He severed a tendon, nerve and main artery between the last two knuckles on his left hand middle finger. They said to expect to spend at least 3 days in the hospital. Seems an artery repair is touch and go situation. Room was kept at 75F, no nicotine, no caffeine, no chocolate OR risk losing the finger. He accepts the terms and goes cold turkey with all of the above. Tells me not to stay at hospital the whole time because he would be sleeping most of the time. I road a club ride Thursday evening. They let him come home Friday night.

Saturday, one set of quests didn't get contacted that we cancelled the party for Derby. They stayed about 4 hours. They were a good distraction for Terry. He has a huge cast. I get to call Monday for a follow up appt with the surgeon, they said 2 weeks. 3 months before the tendon is rehabilitated.

You never know what life is going to hand you on any given day. So, live it like it could be the last one. Or one of the last ones.


Mz Diva said...

I hope hubby is recouperating nicely at home! Hope all is well,

Sherri said...

Thanks for the well wishes, Diva. He goes back tomorrow (Tuesday) and hopefully gets the cast off. So far, he's been doing very well.