Today Hubby and I are finally switching roles after three and a half years. He's having surgery to get rid of the pain in his neck (NOT ME!! 😎) and I get to be caregiver for the next few weeks. Since August 1, 2013 I have been the patient and he has been... well.... everything: husband, friend, shoulder to cry on, hand to hold, calm in the midst of my storm. He has had to do things most nurses don't even want to do, and he's never once complained.
I have a feeling we're going to find out he's better at taking care of me than letting me take care of him. Men in general don't make the best patients. They like to be in control, they don't like to admit weakness and they don't want anyone telling them what they can and can't do. However, this isn't like going to the dentist and needing to take a Xanax. Hubby will be out of work for 2 weeks minimum. He won't be able to drive for 2 weeks minimum. He will have to wear a neck brace for 6-8 weeks. And he'll have a nagging wife making sure he follows doctor's orders!
Please say a prayer as Hubby has surgery today. Pray for a safe surgery, minimal pain and fast healing. Living in constant pain is incredibly draining, and he's been doing that without complaint for years. Now it's his turn. I hope that I can be to him what he's been for me for 1202 days, and I hope and pray that this surgery will eliminate his pain.