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Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Today is my mom's birthday, she is 60 39!
(Really mom, its getting harder for me to pull off 19 :)

Tomorrow my mom is going to get an interesting present, a new neck. She has been in a neck brace for a year now due to a degenerative spine disorder. She goes in for surgery tomorrow. I'm a little bit worried. Not for the surgery, since that will only take an hour and the surgeon does these procedures daily, but rather for the recovery.

Mom is notoriously stubborn and a "stay in bed for 2 weeks" recovery order from the doc is not likely to stick. Witness the colon surgery of 10 years ago. She was supposed to stay in bed for 2 weeks. When I called her the day following I heard the distinct clatter of dishes in the background.

'Mom, what are you doing?'

'Nothing, just tidying up in the kitchen.'

'I'm sorry but weren't you supposed to be in bed for 2 weeks?'

'Oh shit, I'm gonna have to let you go, your father is pulling into the driveway!'

I can hear the shuffle of bedroom slipper-clad feet scooting across the hardwooods, furiously trying to get back to bedroom before my dad discovers she has decided to clean the kitchen rather than stay in bed the day after major surgery.

'You are SO in trouble!'

'I'm hanging up now.'

Click, dial tone.

It might be a little different this time since my dad is retired and at home :)

Happy Birthday Mom, and buena suerte!


Blogger The Persian said...

Happy Birthday Mom!! What a beautiful lady (and such a spirit!)

I hope everything goes well with her neck surgery.


8:29 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Jim, me too :)

12:29 PM

Blogger Sangroncito said...

Feliz Aniversario do Brasil, Mae do Jim!

1:16 PM

Blogger Grandma said...

Jim, Thanks for the reminder. I just tried to call your Mom and no answer. How long is she going to be in the hospital? I will try to call her again tonight.

3:03 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Obrigado, Sangroncito!

3:12 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Hi 'Grandma' :)

Its best to reach them by my dad's cell phone. If you dont have it give me an email.

3:12 PM

Blogger suzy said...

Happy Birthday Mom2! I hope the surgery goes well. Your mom looks great, as always.

11:34 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Suzy, I'm sure everything will go well today. I'll update you as soon as I hear something :)

7:45 AM

Blogger Grandma said...

HI Jim, I did talk to your Mom last night. Thanks for your help. Please let me know what is going on. Your Dad is supposed to call, but I know he has a list a mile long.

8:36 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Everything went well today, mom has a new C3 through C7.

10:16 PM


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