{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Today's Letters: Dear Old Man Loerke, yesterday I came home and found you limping around our front yard in a leg brace. When I asked you what you were doing you said, "Just playing." Reason #260 why boy roommates are AWESOME. Dear Bare Branches, sometimes when I look at you against the night sky it makes me wish we lived on a farm in the country. That's all. Dear Magnum Bars, finding you at Target made my day. I'm so grateful they decided to start selling you in the US! (Insert favorite ice cream bar OF ALL TIME here). Dear Husband, love you to the moon in a rocket ship with flames. Over and out.

Speaking of leg braces, have you ever had surgery before? If you look closely at Tim's left paw you'll notice two surgery scars, one from a mountain biking accident and the other from a football injury. I've been fortunate enough to only experience having my wisdom teeth taken out. But after 7 days of being stuck in bed with dry sockets out the yang, I pretty much wanted to die. See? HOT.

On a much lighter note, guess what you can download today for FREE? Josh Garrel's new album, Love & War & The Sea Between! If you're interested in making a donation for this amazing tunage, please go HERE, click on "store" and then "partnership" to make a donation through PayPal. Enjoy!


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15 comments:

Han said...

I'm blessed that my only surgeries have been extractions too. I've had 4 extractions - they were horrible and I've decided that if I have to have any more I'm going to have General rather than local.

I almost ended up giving bone marrow but my person I was donating to got too sick and so couldn't have the donation :(

Amanda said...

I am fortunate to have only had one surg...and that was when the baby was born! Other than that just wisdom teeth...no dry sockets though!

ellie said...

I've had a lot of surgeries, the big one being an ACL replacement for which I needed a brace just like the Mr.'s! Other than that I've had a lot of work done on my teeth that required surgery, so my post surgery photos of that are super scary. Super.Scary.

AmandaStretch said...

I've had tooth extractions (though not wisdom teeth, since if mine exist they're taking forever to develop, and I'm 27! I think there was one on my last x-ray 2 years ago), but I've also had hernia surgery when I was 5 and foot reconstruction on both feet when was 13, one at a time. 6 month recovery time for each foot - casts, boots, wheelchairs, crutches - I even had to ride the short bus to school. As terrible as that was, I'm so grateful for modern medicine!

yourstruly said...

I've done the whole wisdom tooth thing, and I had to have a feeding tube {they called it surgery, but that's a minor thing, I think} back in 2004 when I was in the hospital due to complications with Crohn's {I had a fab hospital stay and many visitor's were confused and encouraged by my chipper attitutde, so don't feel sorry for me when I tell you I was in the hospital!}

Today a sweet baby girl from Haiti is having a heart surgery FREE OF CHARGE in Miami, FL because sweet friends have been advocating for this precious, orphan. Pray for 7 month old Sonia if you get a chance to today. All of us who love her would appreciate it mucho! {More of her story is on my blog.}

P.S. Loving the Josh Garrels tunage!

dede said...

Knee surgery when i was in the 6th grade --- girly operation @ 40!
You, Ms Em, are just too stinking cute...love the picture of the knee brace and the faces (and the tunes)
keep doing what ya do!!!

amy ♥ said...

As much of a klutz I am, I'm very fortunate to not have had any surgeries besides wisdom teeth removal!

And btw, I LOVE MAGNUM ICE CREAM BARS!! YAYAY!!

<3

Douglas D. said...

I'm just one 7-day dry socket bout away from my goal weight.

Deanna said...

Tonsils and adenoids when I was 4. Cardiac Ablation last October (which is FAR cooler then the tonsils!)

I wasn't completely under during the cardiac ablation, and when I came out of the medicine "cloud" a few times, I tried to watch the procedure on the screen, but they wouldn't let me :(

K. Bee said...

I had Bilateral Tibial Tubercle Transfer at 16 because of some crazy genetic disorder that was aggravated by year-round swimming and running. I was in immobilizers on both legs for five (5?!?!) weeks. Yikes.

I had no idea there were so many different names people can call you when you have to hobble around like: peg leg, penguin, Frankenstein, etc?

But, after all, what doesn't kill you makes you (stranger) stronger.

Star said...

At the ripe old age of 31 I have had my wisdom teeth removed, a hiatal hernia repair, 3 hip replacements and a kidney transplant. Those are just the major surgeries. Good times!

Kristi said...

Let's see...tonsils when I was 8, bottom wisdom teeth when I was 12 (yes, 12!), top wisdom teeth when I was 20..a couple more personal surgeries in my late 20's which lead to the best surgery of all...my c-section which brought my awesome son into this world!
(hey, I might have been awake, but I'm counting a c-section as surgery! I would have watched if they would have let me....)

The Crowders said...

ACL and meniscus repair in December! I HATED the brace and can loan y'all mine if you want matching knee braces to pretend with. :-) I started boot camp last week aenemy knee is not too happy with me! It better get over it.
I don't comment often, but I still love your blog!

R said...

i had my wizzies out in high school. best part? BFF got hers out the same day, too, so we kicked it at each other's houses together recouping for a couple of days. sure made it more fun!

other than that, i've had three c-sections. they get a bad rap,but i highly recommend them if you have to have one! i was admitted with my hair done and a full face of make-up, and thirty minutes later i was back in my room with a beautiful baby, looking just like i did when i went in, and i never even broke a sweat. :0)

and i'm SO with kristi--i would have watched, too if i could have! each time i kept making husby give me a play-by-play. :0) i figure women delivering vaginally can get a mirror if they want one...why not me?! LOL!

Tina @ Scatterbox said...

I was born with a dislocated hip and had two surgeries. The first, when I was two years old, was in the US. It didn't take, so when I was four, I had it all fixed up by a Canadian surgeon whose landmark procedure set me straight. Literally. Love that man. And, to be weird, I love my scars. :)

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