Super Mom


I’ve had surgery before and as a rule it doesn’t freak me out. 

Tuesday, I’m having a ‘repeat’ surgery.  About 11 years ago I had ulnar nerve transposition surgery that had brilliant results but for some time now the pain in my hand and arm has come back.  I’ve been holding out to see my doctor until after the tax season.  I saw him last Monday.  Surgery is Tuesday.  And I’m freaked out.

Maybe the fact that I have had this done before and I know how painful it is, makes it worse?  Maybe because then I was booked off from work for 2 weeks and now there will be no ‘booked off from work’ for me.  Maybe because then I didn’t have 3 (sometimes 4) kids?

I asked Tommie how we are going to handle the kids after my operation.  Especially driving them up and down.  He said I must load up my maid and take her with me.  Lovely.  Just the answer I needed.

11 responses

  1. WTF?

    Daai man van jou. I don’t get it. He must be great in bed Mel, why else would you bother? Ha ha. He must have a really sweet upside that we just don’t hear about.

    March 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm

  2. lol at Ness. And yes, Tommie does have a very sweet upside.

    I’m thinking of you. It is crap when you’re on the final countdown for an op!
    You do have a big support base though. Do not be afraid to ask us for help. I know I don’t have the best track record for missing poles in parking lots, but I can drive and it is wragtig not far to the school and back.
    And anyway, Michael takes lunch from 12:30. Him and I can go together to fetch them in the afternoons, and if they have sports after school I will be more than happy to pick them up.
    You need to do the bare minimum after your op. I know that is going to be tricky, but really, you need to take a two week break from being Supermom.
    Love you 😉

    March 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm

  3. Kimberly

    I will be thinking of you on Tuesday, Melany. I pray that all goes well. ((HUGS))

    March 8, 2009 at 12:51 am

  4. i want to tell him straight to be a little more sensitive, a little more caring, a little more concern, a little more considerate… at least make things a little easier for you.

    March 8, 2009 at 5:37 am

  5. He sure has a way with words!!
    Hope he’s not serious! Good luck for Tuesday

    March 8, 2009 at 11:02 am

  6. Gen

    Will be thinking of you on Tuesday Mel…..! and yes you are going to have to take time off to heal – Tommie MUST just make a plan and jump in to help you out. Take care of yourself!

    March 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

  7. I think the operative word in Mel’s last paragraph was “WE” What are WE going to do, not what am I going to do. Sies on Tommie. NOT a proper response. Wish I could bat him over the head with a baseball bat and then show him a taste of his own medicine (sympathy and compassion or lack thereof).

    Oh Mel, I feel for you. Will be thinking of you on Tuesday. No blogging or picture taking – what a drama for all of us.

    Please, please DO take care of yourself.

    {[(BIG HUGS)]}

    March 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm

  8. Addie

    Never had a op and the idea freaks me out completely … but in your case its different. You freaking out has NOTHING to do with the op, its more to do with the “routine” at home.

    I hope you op will be a success and hope even more that Mr. T will be a great help during this time.

    Oh, boy, I just remembered… with your hand being in “rehab” we probably won’t have much to read around here, either … LOL!!! Please ask Mr. T to help write the blog post too 😉

    March 8, 2009 at 6:13 pm

  9. it’s sounds VERY painful and you are going to have to rest and Tommie will have to help – simple as that. You cannot do everything all day long.

    March 9, 2009 at 10:31 am

  10. Wenchy

    Now contemplating if Tommie is good in bed. You know my e-mail address… please answer. NOW. LOL

    March 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

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