Saturday, May 24, 2008

Home at Last!

Hubby is home at last. He's tired, looks great, but feels exhausted after any effort. I tell him to relax, just sit back, get better. He has three weeks of rehab ahead of him at a beautiful cardiac clinic in the mountains, just across the river from us (about a 45 min drive). We were there on Friday to meet the staff and get his schedule. Now he just has to take things easy.
But typically, he wants to be back to normal NOW, not in three weeks. So he's frustrated with himself. It must be hard to be a professional athlete and have your own body betray you. Hard for anyone actually.

I just spent an hour mopping and it started to rain. The dogs came inside and tracked mud all over. Ah well - the joys (and tribulations) of country living. My roses are thrilled with the rain!
I'm off to take my daughter to the pony club!


Travis Erwin said...

Must feel great to have him home. Don't let him do too much in his haste to get back to the way things were.

John Nez said...

I'd suggest a copy of 'Magic Mountain' by Thomas Mann. Now that's the sort of relaxation a person ought to have... a deck chair overlooking the alps, a grand resort hotel... and months & months of empty time.

Gads, these days they just do the surgery and get you back out in 20 minutes... up jogging a day later!

I guess it boils down to people just can't afford to relax like that anymore... except in books.


Rosie said...

Thanks for the update. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing juggling everything. GG has had a couple of surgeries. Most men seem in a big hurry to push their recovery. Good luck w/that.

P.S. I bribed GG with a bed bath to get him to take a nap when he was recovering from surgery once.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm so glad he's feeling his oats again. I can imagine the frustration but he'll be better soon.

debra said...

Glad to have found your blog. We have 3 dogs, and when we have the season that is between seasons, MUD, we can't mop enough.
I hope things go well for you.

Bernita said...

Be prepared for him being hard to live with for as while.

yaddayaddayaddablahblahblah said...

I'm so glad he's home :)