The end is near

For the last four weeks, our family has been counting down the days to June 19. The rest of our life felt like it was on hold as we waited for this one day to arrive. My husband has been working his tail off — actually his arm off — in preparation for his four-month...

If scar tissue had a football team

… my husband’s would be in the Super Bowl. I guess that’s the best way to sum up what we have learned the past four weeks about Capable Dad’s amazing superpower. His body works harder than the average person at trying to heal itself. His body...

The vampire or couvade syndrome?

CapableDad was almost ready for surgery. We had talked to nurses and the doctor’s assistant who reviewed his medical history, got his IV in place and recorded his blood pressure. All that was left was a visit from the anesthesiologist. She was a female doctor...

Third day

Today is Day 3 after Capable Dad’s surgery. We both woke up feeling worse for wear. His shoulder is in immense pain. His back hurts from trying to sleep upright. His head is foggy from so much pain medication. I woke up with a sore throat, runny nose and stuffed...