Later this week Chris is having outpatient shoulder surgery. He was told he will be in a sling for six weeks after. I am doing my best to figure out how to keep this fort running while he is out of commission. Our church family will be bringing meals for a couple weeks, and the kids know that they will be stepping up a bit with their chores. I know we'll be fine.
I had outpatient surgery, years ago. There was a little bit of planning that went into that as well. Chris had to take the day off work, and we had the kids spend the night at their cousin's house. But the problem started as we were leaving.
I had to check in to the hospital at 5 am. Just as we were heading out, Chris let the dog back in. When the dog ran by, he began rubbing his face on the carpet. He had been sprayed by a skunk!
Chris quickly grabbed the dog and put him in the garage to deal with later.
We got to the hospital on time, signed in and waited in the waiting room. Within five minutes, the lady called my name and asked us to follow her into the hallway. She introduced herself as the supervisor.
"I am sorry, but we are going to have to reschedule your surgery. You've clearly been sprayed by a skunk and we have received complaints from other patients that are already unwell and awaiting surgery. Please leave and call to reschedule."
Well, that was not gonna fly! We were able to compromise...Chris had to leave with my clothes in a bag. So they stuck me in a room, wearing a hospital gown. I had to sit there for hours to 'air out'. My surgery went fine that afternoon.