The dumb part of all this with dh is that it's mostly his hands/wrists that are really hurting him! They really did a number on him with those IV's and the right hand is quite a bit worse then the left. You could see his wrist swollen yesterday. He took a long nap for 2-3 hours after mowing. Then of course he decided he would need to use one of those pain pills they sent home with him.
The GI specialist office called me back about an hour later and said they can get him in next Wednesday now. Not sure if one of the hospital dr's had called them yet, or they figured out something on their own, but she was like "a time just came open". His discharge paperwork had said come for a follow up in the hospital clinic in a week and follow up with the GI specialist. I'm guessing they (like me) were thinking it was going to be 2-3 weeks before he could get in, so they wanted him to get checked out next week to make sure he's still doing ok. Well, that clinic appt got set for next Friday. I really don't see any point in going to that now that he'll be seeing the specialist about the same thing on Wednesday. There is certainly nothing the clinic doctor is going to know/do, if they didn't know while he was in the hospital for 9 days with it, so I'm going to call back today and cancel that appt. And no reason to spend that extra money.
And of course next Wednesday was my appointment for my annual check up. It had taken me like a month to get that, so I figured I'm going to get pushed out another month for it, but she said they can get me in the next day, no problem.
DD will be driving over this afternoon and should be here around 9pm. Hopefully it's not going to rain too much tomorrow and she can do the push mowing part for dh. Otherwise Sunday looks to be no rain. She plans to stay until next Thursday early afternoon. Figuring the lawn will need mowed again and she can do it Thursday morning before she leaves. She is bringing one of her dogs with her. He's kind of he buddy and active, so she hated to leave him all day, while her dh is at work. Their other dog is kind of old and grumpy so he will probably enjoy being by himself all day. LOL.
I've started an "EMERGENCY" folder on my computer desktop she can access should the need ever arise, with all our info. We are also going to get her a house key made while she's here.
In another example of male stupidness, I needed to fill up our dog food bin. It's a 40 lb bag that is on a shelf above our big chest freezer. While he was napping I went out in the garage and got it down. I was able to just slide it down from the shelf to land on top of the freezer, so I wasn't lifting it. Then I slid it off the chest freezer to the floor. Then slid it in to the laundry room. When dh got up (I waited until he got up so the noise of all the food being dumped in the bin wouldn't wake him) I went and got my big plastic pitcher I use in the chicken feed bin and opened the dog food bag up and started dipping the pitcher in the food and dumping in the bin. Easy and no lifting of the 40lb bag. I got about 3 or 4 scoops into it and dh comes out into the laundry room and moves me out of the way and picks up the bag to dump in. Before it even got all the way emptied he realized it was too heavy for him and had me grab it. I got mad and said you know what? There's more than one way to get something done. It would have taken me probably 3 whole minutes to scoop the food with the pitcher until the bag got light enough for me to dump the rest in. And neither of us would have had to lift it. Just stupid.
Not sure how he's feeling yet today. He's still asleep and I'm sure when he first wakes/gets up he's going to act like he usually does, only worse. Once he gets up and moving he always starts to feel more normal.
So, the tiny little egg I found on the patio last week, that I thought was a bird egg, but how in the world could that get there? there's no nest nearby. Well, after some online research dh is pretty dang sure it was a snake egg!! EWWWW! It looks just like and the size of pictures he showed me online. And somewhere nearby is probably a nest of the eggs.....