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25 May 2012 - 6:08pm

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Hey all, I haven't been able to be on the site much the last two days and my lovely wife is the reason why.

On Wednesday after dinner she complained that she had a belly ache, but thought it may just be gas or a stomach ache. Well she woke me up at 1AM to go to the Emergency Room because the pain was killing her.

They thought it was her appendix, but it really turned out that she has Chron's Disease. She had to have a six inch sized portion of her small intestine removed, a bit of her large intestine, and her appendix (even though it was fine). Shes recovering right now, but she will likely be in the hospital about a week and then recovery time will be about 8 weeks.

Crazy how fast stuff can come up, eh? The doctor said it was very strange because Chron's usually takes months or longer to get fully to the point where it is diagnosed.

Anyway, I will hopefully be making smart aleck comments here again in a few days once I can be home a bit more. My goal is to drive her so crazy at the hospital that she just sends me home...

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25 May 2012 - 6:35pm
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Oh, wow, 'Slim. I am really sorry to hear this. I agree with the doctor, because I have also heard that Crohn's comes on slowly. Maybe she has a high pain tolerance?

I am sure you will be doing your research to learn as much as you can about the disease. There is so much good info out there these days.

I am sending prayers and positive thoughts your wife's way that she will heal and live with this disease with as little difficulty as possible!

On a side note, not sure you heard, but my youngest son has pneumonia and can't seem to get better. Took a long time for him to get diagnosed, and he went back in yesterday, because he was still feeling sick. It was in his upper left lung and is now in his lower left lung, according to the doctor at Urgent Care (and the ONLY doctor he has seen who seems to know what he is doing). My son has been sick for a long time with this and he is growing impatient. I think he has watched every Redbox and Netflix free to stream movie in existence, lol.

Looking forward to your return, but take good care of your wife. I know you will!

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29 May 2012 - 3:30am
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How is your wife doing, 'Slim? I have been thinking about you and her, and I am still sending positive thoughts her way. Please keep us posted and updated, as you can.

Take care!

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29 May 2012 - 3:35am
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Sorry to hear this Slim. I pray that the operation goes well and she is feeling better soon. Smile

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29 May 2012 - 5:42pm
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Thanks for the kind words and thoughts guys. She is doing much better and got to come home late on Saturday night. I couldn't believe that she got to come home so quickly after having major surgery.

I am doing all the cooking, cleaning, and kid watching while she recovers for the next couple of weeks. The doctors said that Chron's affects everyone differently, so after she heals up we will have to see what makes her not feel good and stay away from it.

Oh, and if anyone wants to come to my house for dinner this week, here is what I am making for me and the kids (the wife can't eat more than a half muffin at a time):

- Pot Roast w/veggies
- Tacos
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Pierogies
- Spaghetti with Texas Toast
- Pizza

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29 May 2012 - 5:46pm
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Thanks for the kind words and thoughts guys. She is doing much better and got to come home late on Saturday night. I couldn't believe that she got to come home so quickly after having major surgery.

I am doing all the cooking, cleaning, and kid watching while she recovers for the next couple of weeks. The doctors said that Chron's affects everyone differently, so after she heals up we will have to see what makes her not feel good and stay away from it.

Oh, and if anyone wants to come to my house for dinner this week, here is what I am making for me and the kids (the wife can't eat more than a half muffin at a time):

- Pot Roast w/veggies
- Tacos
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Pierogies
- Spaghetti with Texas Toast
- Pizza

You are such a great husband! I'm sure she appreciates this more than you know. I would love to come for supper. Are you close to Chicago? Smile

I'm glad she is home and on the mend.

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Thanks for the kind words and thoughts guys. She is doing much better and got to come home late on Saturday night. I couldn't believe that she got to come home so quickly after having major surgery.

I am doing all the cooking, cleaning, and kid watching while she recovers for the next couple of weeks. The doctors said that Chron's affects everyone differently, so after she heals up we will have to see what makes her not feel good and stay away from it.

Oh, and if anyone wants to come to my house for dinner this week, here is what I am making for me and the kids (the wife can't eat more than a half muffin at a time):

- Pot Roast w/veggies
- Tacos
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Pierogies
- Spaghetti with Texas Toast
- Pizza

Wow, what a wonderful menu. I LOVE pierogies! Do you make your own?

My mom and I were just talking about how quickly they "kick people out" of the hospital these days when we were on the phone last night. I barely made mention of going home after I had surgery and I was home three hours later, lol. She was saying how long she stayed in the hospital after having her babies. LIke an entire week or more! Now it is two nights if that!

Good thing she has you to take good care of her and the kiddos. Smile

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How is she doing now after a week at home Slim? Did you survive the week as Mr Mum? I've done that before and it gives you a whole lot of respect for single parents.

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I'm wondering how you did as Mr. Mom too. Smile I hope you wife is feeling better.

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She's doing a lot better actually. She just headed out to go to the doctor's office, and I think my duties as the housewife are just about through. I agree, Ed, it does give you a lot of respect for single parents. In fact, my wife was a single Mom before I met her, and I know that she did a lot to make ends meet and raise her kid well.

Trust me guys, any hair I had on my head before has likely fallen out after taking care of the 8 year old, twin 3 year olds, my wife and puppy over the last week and a half.

I was fortunate enough yesterday to get a sitter for the twins and was able to take my 8 year old down to see a Detroit Lions practice, which was pretty special and also a bit of a break from everything. We got to meet all of their players, including an ex-Australian rules football player (do you follow that stuff, Ed?), Calvin Johnson (Madden Football cover guy), and Matthew Stafford. It was really cool, and my wife was able to rest the entire day with NO kids.

Thanks for the thoughts during this time guys. My wife and I appreciate it! Smile Thumb Up

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I am so happy there is good news about your wife. I know you have to be tired, but it sounds like you are making the most of it. I bet your kids were thrilled to see the football players.

Positive thoughts will continue, and glad there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Smile

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Did you take the photo above Slim?

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Yep! We were REALLY close to the players and practice! lol

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Yep! We were REALLY close to the players and practice! lol

I would say so. Great photo!

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Great to hear she's on the mend slim.

barbadosslim93 wrote:

I was fortunate enough yesterday to get a sitter for the twins and was able to take my 8 year old down to see a Detroit Lions practice, which was pretty special and also a bit of a break from everything. We got to meet all of their players, including an ex-Australian rules football player (do you follow that stuff, Ed?), Calvin Johnson (Madden Football cover guy), and Matthew Stafford. It was really cool, and my wife was able to rest the entire day with NO kids

That would have been an awesome day for a young boy. I actually don't follow Aussie Rules football. We have this weird situation here where the game is mainly played in the southern and western states, while in the eastern states the more popular football codes are rugby league and rugby union. Add in soccer and we have four different games here that people call football.

There have been a few Aussie Rules players signed to the NFL over the years. I think they have all been specialist kickers right? The Aussie Rules players can kick some monsters because the game is all about scoring a goal by kicking the ball through the posts without any height restriction, so they can do it from 50+ metres out from goal.

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That is a pretty impressive number. When I wished the Aussie (Ben Graham is his name and he is a punter) good luck he said "Thanks, that's what the coach said too!" I thought that was pretty funny, and I hope he makes the team. I have seen the Australian kickers able to pin some punts down in insane spots.

We sure could use someone who can do that.

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You should youtube "australian rules football". Its a pretty weird game. A little bit like gaelic football and hurling if you have ever seen those (both Irish games). Hurling is insane. Its like hockey played on a massive field where the players can pick up the ball and smash it with a club way up the other end of the field. All while trying to avoid getting smashed by the opposition.

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I have actually watched a few matches on late night TV here. I liked it quite a bit (the parts I could understand). I actually am pretty open to experiencing the different sports around the world and can appreciate the skill behind them.

Except cricket. Cricket is dumb.

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Heresy!

One of my enduring mysteries is trying to understand how Americans can sit through hour upon hour of nothing happening at a baseball game - AND have about elevnty-billion games in a season. And then they say cricket is boring.

But then I can sit there and watch a game of cricket which can take 5 days to finish, but I can't make it through a couple of hours of baseball. It does not make sense!

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Heresy!

One of my enduring mysteries is trying to understand how Americans can sit through hour upon hour of nothing happening at a baseball game - AND have about elevnty-billion games in a season. And then they say cricket is boring.

But then I can sit there and watch a game of cricket which can take 5 days to finish, but I can't make it through a couple of hours of baseball. It does not make sense!

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It is different strokes for different folks, CL-Ed. Like I can't watch baseball on TV, but I don't mind attending a game. Same with most sports for me. I was only into baseball the year our Minnesota Twins made it to the World Series. That was exciting. My 83-year old mom LOVES baseball, and she is always talking about "her Twins," lol. She even goes to spring training down in Fort Meyers, Florida each year she is in Florida. My brother and SIL treated her to a game a few weeks ago, so she got to see our brand new stadium for the first time ever. I still haven't been to a game since they opened the new stadium.

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/ballpark/index.jsp

One baseball game I would love to attend is the local, amateur "St. Paul Saints." They do a lot of fun things in between innings, have promotions, prizes, fireworks (at different times, not every game), and even gave haircuts one night, lol. I hear it is a blast, but I have never been.

http://saintsbaseball.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul_Saints

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Worse than watching a ballgame on tv is listening to one on the radio! My mom and dad use to do that all the time when I was a kid. That meant no tv for us all day.

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Worse than watching a ballgame on tv is listening to one on the radio! My mom and dad use to do that all the time when I was a kid. That meant no tv for us all day.

That is funny, LuckyMe, but I am sure it wasn't funny to you at the time. I agree that it is frustrating to listen to sports on the radio. I mean, what is the point? I don't know lol

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