Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hubby's Birthday MUST BE READ TO know this MAN!

You must read  this entirely to understand my wonderful HUSBAND!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
My husband wears many hats from sweetheart, Dad, son-in-love, collie dog's pet, friend, computer guru, counselor, financial adviser, all around great person!
The most important is just being there when every I need him for I can always count on him for anything!
My husband has been through too much this year already! He fell the first few days in March and everything went _______ (I can't even describe ..... for it was like hell for him!) . He lost all feeling from his waist down from a tennis injury starting back when he was  a high school tennis coach in his 20's. His back was never the same after that injury and the nerve ending this time had so much inflammation he could not stand and total numbness (like your foot going to sleep from his waist down). I don't know how he stood it! Little by little the feeling came back but he was in the hospital and rehab for 3 weeks. He then went to out patient rehab for the rest of March, April, May, until June 14 when we stopped to take a break and go to Oregon to see our son!
This sweet man climbed into our Ford Expedition with the help of a step stool and this was the first time he had stepped into the Expedition since he fell! He hadn't even tried stepping up but he had been learning to walk again just with sheer guts he pulled himself up! The whole experience has been on top of him changing his life style of eating a low carb diet. As of this writing, he has gone from 460 + pounds to 324. His specialist is just thrilled with his progress.
You must know that the candy you see in the treat carton is from before the fall and has been thrown away and was only used for the photo.
I am so glad to tell you while we were on the trip, he seemed to get better and stronger each day!  He is walking more and I finally went out and bought new shirts for him. He is 3 sizes smaller!!!!!!!! He will not let me buy new shorts and just keeps holding them up! I told him what I thought will probably happen!!!!!
No one really knows how much he has gone through and has done this with out complaining! Me! I am the one who is the complainer and he just knows how much I love him and how I have cried about him and prayed for him! He has my heart and I have his. I am so blessed to have him and thank God he is still getting better!!! He is to go back into rehab soon to help with the walking and his hands swelling.
He didn't want anything for his birthday, so I surprised him with this tablescape just for him! He just loved it for he is always helping me with ideas and suggestions plus he's my computer person!  I also bought the golf shirts in the smaller size and he was thrilled to see how wonderful he looked! We didn't have cake but everything has been Just Desserts for he is receiving his real rewards!

11 comments:

kitty said...

Aww, your hubby sounds like a wonderful man and such a trooper for all that he's been through. What a beautiful tribute to him. You are both blessed.

Sonia said...

What a great table you have set...love all the patriotic items you have collected and your GW finds! Love GW but I am running out of room. LOL!! Guess I should recycle them back after a time!
Miss Bloomers

Linda said...

You are lucky to have each other. Your story has touched my heart.

Penny said...

What a wonderful post! Love all the red white and blue, great finds! Your husband sounds like a keeper! Hugs, Penny

xinex said...

What a wonderful hubby you have! I am glad he is getting better and hope he continues to do so. Belated happy birthday to a very sweet guy!...Christine

Kathe said...

What beautiful tables and decor! I LOVE Voodoo donuts! Mr. B & I had them when we were in Portland almost 2 years ago! I still dream of them! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and inviting me over :-)

K9friend said...

Your hubby is a trooper! Glad he's doing so much better. Had to laugh about him holding up his shorts. Why is it men are so loathe to buy new clothes?

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Tammy Partin Spangler said...

What a wonderful post! So glad to hear your husband is improving! and the weight loss! Wow! I know it must be a struggle! It is for me! Blessings, Tammy

SavannahGranny said...

God bless you both. You are so good for each other and my prayer is that you will see many years together and you husband is very soon restored to good health. Ginger

Schotzy said...

IM SO GLAD YOU TOLD ME TO CHECK THIS OUT. What a wonderfully encouraging life story.!I pray this has the very happiest outcome ....

Schotzy said...

IM SO GLAD YOU TOLD ME TO CHECK THIS OUT. What a wonderfully encouraging life story.!I pray this has the very happiest outcome ....