My husband had Crohn’s related surgery today. And honestly, I think he looks pretty damn good…
He’s doing ok. I mean, except for this annoying girl who’s taking pictures of him in the recovery room. Can’t a guy get a break two hours post op? No, sorry babe. Not when your wife has a blog.
I really was so happy to see Rick after waiting for hours. At Mt. Sinai Hospital, they give you these vibrating beepers so you know when it’s time to see your loved one. It’s kind of like being at Applebees during peak hours except you never get to eat any of that scrumptious spinach and artichoke dip.
After checking Rick’s blood pressure and pain status, the nurses finally allowed him to go home. So I went to get the car and on my way, I passed one of those Nuts for Nuts carts outside.
If you don’t live in New York City, let me tell you that these carts sell the most delicious, sweet smelling mixed nuts EVER. I am not one to really crave nuts (does anyone?) but I just couldn’t help buying a bag. I think I was trying to satisfy that hankering for spinach and artichoke dip.
These nuts have some kind of magical candy sugar coating and I couldn’t even allow myself to think of the fat content.
So I ate the whole bag.
And felt so ridiculously nauseous.
Nauseous for Nuts would be a far more appropriate name for those evil, siren carts.
On the way home, I wanted to complain to Rick about my nut nausea but you seriously can’t whine about overindulging on crappy food when your HUSBAND JUST HAD GENERAL ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY.
As for the girls… they had a fabulous day hanging out with their Bubbie (my mother-in-law).
And we all wish Rick a quick, easy recovery. We love you.
Oh and honey, PLEASE don’t let me eat any more nuts.
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