Thursday, January 7, 2010

caring for my gimp

My Gimpy Gal has been going to bed early, like old person early, for the last couple weeks. Normally she (and I) are night owls (we are still able to close a bar when needed). Stephanie hit the sack a little after 9 tonight and before hobbling upstairs implored me to write a post.

If you have followed this blog for any time you know two things about my wife:

1. she hates pain or the anticipation of pain
2. she avoids exercise like pain

For years I have badgered nagged suggested that she get her bunions removed, but was, shall we say, rebuffed. So when Stephanie said she was going in for surgery for the worst bunion, I told myself I would be the best Nurse Nightingale I could be. I actually like caring for my temporarily disabled wife, although she has a hard time letting me 'do it all'. I must have done a decent job though; she is talking about when to schedule surgery on her other foot.

Now if I could just get her to come to the gym with me :)

I'm proud of you, my Gimpy Gal. We'll do it again soon.



orneryswife said...

Aww, how sweet! Good for you, Stu! My sister has struggled with bunions for her whole life. She is stubborn about having them removed as well. I guess they figure the pain they are used to is better than the unknown pain of recovery (better the devil you know...)

Good luck with the gym.

shrink on the couch said...

Sounds like you are living up to your name, the good steward! And I know all about Gym Avoidance Disorder, being a sufferer myself. It's a tricky one to treat. Numerous relapses.

Janet said...

You're a good guy, Stu! I want to know how she stays so skinny if she doesn't work out. Damn!

snugglebug said...

I think I should get my husband to guest post! That was definitely not embarrassing.

Very Mary said...

Let's not push the gym issue until she's fully recovered from all surgeries. Estimated healing time for solid footing: somewhere between June and July of 2014. However, Very David will be happy to go with you while I fill in as bartender, er, nurse.


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