Wednesday, February 13, 2008

pain, smooches and beer

So I just got yelled at by one of our support staff for not informing anyone of my recent surgery. I just don’t know how to handle things like that in the work place. I mean, it wasn’t like a BIG deal really (especially after reading Sundry’s post on the whole c-section thing) and also do I really want to tell people I was having girl parts surgery to find out why I feel like I have a permanent UTI? No. However, my bosses knew (yes, I have multiple bosses), but maybe they’re under orders not to reveal personal information. Probably. Regardless, it was nice of this individual to tell me that I should have let people know. Sometimes I forget that people are nice in my office.

I am doing better, but it’s too soon to tell if this will get rid of my pain. I had some familiar pains of the bladder variety yesterday, but maybe that’s because I’m still healing. After the surgery, I was too out of it to talk to the doc, so I will find out more when I go in for my post-op appointment next week. But I am relieved that there was something there and I’m not crazy. Also, I want to have babies someday, and taking care of my baby making parts makes me feel good about future fertility.

In other news, it’s our anniversary this weekend. Our first “real” date took place two years ago this weekend. Brett was living 100 miles north of Billings, and came down one Sunday afternoon to go to lunch and a movie. The catch was, my sister was visiting and she chaperoned our first date. Really, it wasn’t as awkward as it sounds. (Edited to add: I normally do not require a chaperone on a date, but my sis was in town and Brett and I had already met at the rodeo and I knew it would be okay. Plus, my sister is like the best sister ever, seriously.) The three of us enjoyed Thai food, followed by a screening of Curious George. I know, but it was wonderful because it was easy and Brett was so handsome and ripped (climbing wind turbines all day, every day will do that to a person). That night, my sister let Brett and I go to a nearby bar and drink a few beers, which then got me over my nerves enough to let Brett kiss me. Our first kiss was in the parking lot of a bar, sitting in my car. Magical huh?

It didn’t matter where it was though. I would kiss him in a trash bin and probably feel all tingly in my toes.

Anyway, this weekend we are going to Milwaukee to celebrate our anniversary and Valentine’s Day and mostly to drink beer. Milwaukee is my favorite town. Seriously, I think it’s vastly underrated. I lived there for 3 years, and loved every minute of it. Then again, what’s not to love? Lots of beer, fried food, a big pretty lake and loads of ethnic charm . . . It’s a hell of a town (expect pictures, lots of them, we just got Photoshop and I think it might be awesome).

15 comments:

Jess said...

I feel the same way about my hypothyroidism. Apparently the condition can leave you infertile until treated, and also has to be dealt with very carefully during pregnancy or else it can have negative effects on the baby's brain. So I feel all good about dealing with it now.

Happy anniversary! Have a great trip to Milwaukee.

Pickles & Dimes said...

I think Milwaukee's a great town. Have a wonderful anniversary!

Do you have a Mac? I covet a Mac. I think I might have to get one with my tax refund and then get Photoshop for home, because it is the best. You will love it.

Stephanie said...

Did you guys meet online? Is that why your sister accompanied?

Also, I never knew how great Milwaukee was! Have fun!

Artemisia said...

Oooh, anniversaries are sweet.

I am sorry to hear you are still feeling some discomfort. Hopefully that is all just a part of the healing process.

Yay for Photoshop! Yay for messing around with creative stuff! It is so good for the soul!

Have a fun trip!

LoriD said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a great weekend ahead.

I just got caught up on your surgery as well. You got in there pretty fast (or was it planned long ago and I missed that?) Here (in Canada), you would literally be waiting months to get that kind of surgery. I hope it fixes the problem for you.

desperate housewife said...

I hope your surgery recovery continues well. I had a D and C and laperscopy too, once, and I found the recovery to be remarkably fast, so hopefully for you too!
I know what you mean about first kisses. Jim's and my first kiss was in a nasty alley, after walking around downtown, but it was still the best kiss of my life.

Black Sheeped said...

That sounds like an awesome weekend! Especially the beer part. Have fun!

animanous said...

For our aniversary week I think we should both write a post about how we met, then agree on a time to post simultaneously, and see how the stories match up.

Flibberty said...

Animanous, you're on!

Tessie said...

Oh, I LOVE that he said/she said idea.

I've never BEEN to Milwaukee! It does sound awesome.

animanous said...

High noon tomorrow?

Flibberty said...

Odds are I will regret this (he wears the funny-pants in the family) but high-noon tomorrow our dear readers will get assaulted by a "how we met."

Banana said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your story.

JMC said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Photoshop IS awesome! Can't wait to see the pics! Also can't wait for high noon tomorrow!

Penny said...

Really? You have to inform work about surgery? Weird.

I can not think of beer and milwakee without at least a tiny flashback to Laverne and Shirley sitting in a factory checking out the row of beers.