Monday, March 15, 2010

Well, there is one more thing...

Mom was moving pretty slowly; it was the evening following her back surgery. She was sitting on the edge of her bed, the first time fully upright in hours, looking a little pathetic in her little hospital gown, messy hair, and furrowed eyebrows (the result of a wicked headache she'd been fighting all day. The nurse had come to take her to the bathroom before bed, and after a few minutes, she helped her stand and steady herself before walking the short distance to the bathroom. We were trying to problem-solve the headache but weren't really coming up with anything. As Mom hobbled, ever-so-slowly, towards the destination, the nurse said,

"Well, we've given you Thisadol for the headache; a migraine med, actually, so that should have helped. And there's the Thatadol for the pain and the Whatchamadol for the anti-inflammatory, plus the I.V., so I think we have everything covered..."

Mom stops, lifts up her head to meet the nurse's eyes, and says with a grin, "....except for my rear end."

Oops. Almost everything covered...

21 comments:

  1. That is hilarious! What a trooper!

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  2. She doesn't miss a beat, does she? LOVE it!

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  3. Your mom is funny, glad she is doing better..

    Erika

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  4. Your Mom does not miss a beat! Bless her heart I hope today is a better day!

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  5. So awesome that she's able to find the humor in every situation!

    As usual I love hearing stories about your mom!

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  6. I love your mom's sense of humor and the fact she keeps it at all times. Your mom is one great lady and I really enjoy your stories about her!

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  7. That's awesome. How cute. Surely a comment that would have elicited a snort laugh outta me.

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  8. Your Mama could have her very own show...maybe Jay's joy isn't THAT secure. I just love you sweet Mama!

    God bless and have a marvelous Monday!!!

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  9. Still sharp as a tack!

    Luv it!

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  10. What a wonderful sense of humor. I love it.

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  11. Your mom has a wicked, funny sense of humor.

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  12. Well that is what happens when you take all those -adols. You can't go at all.

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  13. Amen to your Mom for the bare truth of her comment and also, for still maintaining her sense of humor! An attitude like that will have her back to full speed in no time!

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  14. I'm glad to hear that all the medicine didn't interfere with her quick wit!

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  15. That sense of humor will keep her going another 80-something years. Cute!

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  16. After reading quite a number of posts about her, there is one common theme.....sense of humor. I would love to spend an hour with her.

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  17. I love it!! Oh, and the latest breaking news from Mom speaking of rear ends...."I haven't told anyone else yet but guess what"? "I can finally wipe my own bum again". Ummm can I tell you that this was one thought that made me feel ok about not living close enough to help. I would do it if I hadda but I really wouldn't wanna!! LOL

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  18. She is funny! Hope she is recovering quickly!

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  19. Hahah! I love your mom. So adorable!

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  20. I love your mother! What a gal!

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