“Uh-huh, Uh-huh, Yo, Yo…”

January Slide Show #5


El Jefe dislocated his shoulder Wednesday night. It was a vicious game of….I still don’t know. It was a mix between bowling?, basketball?, soccer?, and I don’t know what else. He still hasn’t explained it to me as he has been a little bit drugged out (but just a little bit). I do know that one of the girls there got bruised on the face (True. She posted it on Facebook). So whatever it was, it must have been some crazy fun.

Back to the dislocated shoulder.  I don’t like seeing my husband in pain. He had this pale greyishness in his face that pretty much said it all. The only other time I’ve seen that greyishness was when he got a blood test.  After the needle went in his arm, he looked up at me and said, “Do I look pale?” Before I could even muster the first letter in “yes,” he passed out for about half a minute. Luckily, on this night, he didn’t pass out. However, he did have to wait in the ER for 3 hours, supporting his arm in different positions, searching for bodily comfort. Sometimes I held it for him, but other than that I was of no use. I wasn’t allowed to make jokes either. If I did, he’d quickly breathe out, “stop talking”. How could he not appreciate it when his heart monitor actually started flat-lining and I said, “Oh great, you’re dead”? I mean, come on!  El Jefe was concerned that the nurse might find me insensitive.  But that same nurse-man, upon showing us the knock out medicine that they would be giving El Jefe, said, “It’s the same stuff that killed Michael Jackson.”

Now don’t think me so cold-hearted.  El Jefe was busting out  jokes right and left.  There was just a double standard that night that I’ll let slide due to the fact that he was having his most painful experience in living memory.

Joking aside, everything appears to be OK.  The doctor said his shoulder went right back after they knocked him out.  He doesn’t seem to be in excessive discomfort and isn’t needing to take as much pain medication as recommended.  He gets food brought to him on a tray and is getting plenty of rest.  Today I heard him laughing quite a bit while watching some movies, so, that’s only good.

The Slide Show resumes Monday. Have a great weekend!


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4 responses

  1. Wendy


    I think I can see where the double standard comes in, though. He obviously wasn’t going to laugh very hard at his own jokes, knowing the punchline beforehand, but it was too painful for him to laugh at yours.

    Happy nursing!

    January 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

  2. Julie

    This reminds me of the time I was “Joseph Smith Wrestling” with Greg (in prep. for a Primary activity) and I threw him and jacked his back. Games have casualties. What can we say?

    P.S. I would have loved to see you photoshop this to have him with make-up on and a fancy boa. Woo-woo!

    January 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm

  3. Amy

    So where did this happen? Church or school event? Or a faculty meeting? 🙂

    January 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  4. Amy

    the best. Sorry about Jefe’s shoulder….ouch.

    January 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

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