Saturday, May 26, 2012

From Ferris Wheel to Hospital Waiting Room

I spent a good portion of my day at the hospital with Adam. He had to have surgery again today for his recurring abscess problem. This is his 8th occurrence since the beginning of the year. If you would like to catch up with this story here are the previous posts in order:
This was the largest one yet and they scheduled emergency surgery to get it taken care of. He is fine and doing well, but I wanted to share a couple of hospital room statements.

As Adam is just coming out of anesthesia:
NURSE: Adam, are you doing okay. How do you feel?
ADAM: (eyes still closed) Were there budget cuts?
NURSE: Budget cuts? What?
ADAM: (a little clearer) Has there been budget cuts since I went to surgery?
NURSE: (laughing) Adam, sweetie, I don't know what you're talking about?
ADAM: (opens eyes) I was just wondering why I no longer have a pillow.

As the nurses kept coming in to check on him, Adam was going in and out of consciousness from all the painkiller he was on. Despite the questions they had about what kind of pain he was in and how he felt, he insisted on telling them about the internet love story of myself and Red. They thought it was the incoherent babbling of a drugged man, but he got all the details right. He would not allow any other topic to be discussed for almost 30 minutes.

For whatever reason he had my love life on his mind, it must have been sparked by knowing that I had just spent the previous day with Red. We spent the day viewing various parts of the Indiana countryside and landed at a carnival that evening. I know some of our readers have been curious as to how well we are getting along and wondering if we have found ourselves to be compatible. I think that can be answered by how we spent a large portion of our time at the fair.

Coolest T-shirt find - I know. I'm a nerd
We each had our cameras out trying to capture people wearing the most ridiculous outfits to send to Misty at Misty's Laws for her Weekly Whacked segment. We were highly entertained by the couple in the matching camouflage shorts, the number of girls wearing cowboy boots with shorts and the woman frantically chasing her toddlers that would not stay by her side. Having someone to make fun of people with is much more rewarding than doing it by yourself, plus it gives me a greater sense of self-righteousness when another person is in agreement at the cluelessness of others.

NOTE: According to Blogger, cluelessness is not a word. However, I am still enjoying some feelings of superiority from yesterday, so I will refuse to change to another word. Blogger just needs to get smarter.

When we weren't making fun of the other fair goers, Red was turning several shades of green as we climbed on rides with teenagers to show them how it's done. I don't know what we showed them, but we succeeded in not getting sick despite the constant spinning of some of the rides.

For those of you paying attention to the ongoing story of Red and myself, we are getting along wonderfully and appreciate those of you that have been rooting for us. We will keep you up to date. Mostly.

38 comments:

  1. After 12 hrs I'm finally back to normal...just ate the pizza preach thanks again...going back to bed....

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    1. No problem. Glad your feeling better.

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    2. you have never been normal..is this something new to look forward to!?!?!

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  2. Adam is just marvellous. Really dig him! Love your stories of finding friendship as well, feeling that level of comfort and companionship is lovely :) hope Adam heals well even though I enjoy stories of his hospital adventures.

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    1. This recent bout of visits have all been for the same thing. Hopefully, it has been taken care of now, but time will tell.

      I have loved the story of finding Red as well. Still enjoy it.

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  3. Glad Adam is on the mend.
    I think that's a pretty cool t-shirt as well.Did you ask the fellow to pose for that or was it taken on the sly?

    Red and Yourself have much stronger constitutions than i do, Had i been spinning on rides all day, There would have surely been vomit!

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    1. I had the pose for the picture. He was more than happy to oblige.

      One of the rides made me pretty dizzy, but the rest weren't bad.

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    2. (We hadn't eaten for at least 5 hours before the rides. That must be the trick.)

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  4. Well wishes from the internet masses to Adam! Get better quick! As for you and Red.... I enjoy reading the progress, but can't help but feel like I am reading a reality show script. Only this one is actually good and I don't want the stupid producers to Eff it up!

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    1. Be assured that there are no interfering producers. Any messing up will have to be done by us alone.

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  5. Love the shirt, love the updates, love Adam's wit. Good hustle team

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  6. Sorry to hear that Adam had to visit the hospital again. I hope this time it's really taken care of is the end of those abscesses! Of course, I think he did a splendid job on educating those nurses as to what's important in life lol... I hope they enjoyed the Red and Brett story as much as we do. Also, the pillow conversation was pure genius.

    Glad to hear that you guys had such a lovely time together - and I'm sure the green went well with Red's pretty hair ;-)

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    1. I tried to be somewhat of a go between to help them get the info they needed, but he wasn't having it.

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  7. Love the pillow comment. Witty upon awakening? That's a gift!

    I'd like to say in my defense that I do NOT turn green on rollercoasters, but these were all spinny rides. Brett favors the spinny rides, so he was fine. (The defense rests.)

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    1. He had one other good one I couldn't believe he came up with, but I couldn't remember it later.

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  8. I seriously love Adam!

    So glad you and Red had a great time. Looks like you've found your partner in crime...which can only mean trouble for the rest of the world! :)

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    1. I will tell him. It was fun. So far we have only given a hard time to bartenders, waitresses, children and carnies, but there will be more to come.

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    2. thanks lily, I will have to follow your blog now...just remember a little comment like this one is what started Red and Brett adventures....ps the feeling your having is probably just gas....but, thanks.

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  9. You might think about charging Adam, since taking him to the ER is fast becoming a part-time job! LOL

    And yeah, silently **cheering** for you and Red. Not too much pressure or anything, with all of us bloggers sitting around, waiting for you to post all of the details of a budding relationship, Geez!

    Seriously, wishing the two of you all the best over here. Hope you made plans to make fun of people together again very soon!

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    1. Thank you. We love our fans and spend time discussing what should be shared on our blogs and what should be kept private. We lean more toward the private side, but don't want to cut everyone out.

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  10. Ah, the infamous Pi-rate shirt. So glad you asked to take that pic. I usually try to just be sneaky about it.

    Carnivals and fairs are the BEST for crazy picture taking opportunities. Thanks for thinking of little ole me!! :)

    Glad Adam's feeling better. Whatever will you write about once he is all healed? ;)

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    1. Our pastor was in the hospital last Sunday and I yelled to Adam, "WE SHOULD GO TO THE HOSPITAL!"

      He knew what I was thinking and talked me out of it.

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  11. I can't express how much I have been blessed (or cursed) by all of Brett's followers during my three month stretch in the hospital...I can't even begin to tell you what this means to me thanks again everyone for all the thoughts and prayers....You all mean the world to me!!!!

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    1. You should ask for presents.

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    2. Yeah I know preach right!!! I'm still waiting on wal mart to get my new foot I order online....

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    3. Or cash. Cash is always good.

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    4. Lol, Brett's right. You should totally ask for presents.

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  12. u forgot to finish about adam's story - but i understand when u get distracted by red! "love u" "love u too"!!! so sweet! take care preach - and i love u more than u can know for taking care of my bubby!

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    1. I covered the good stuff. There wasn't much left that was blog worthy. It was nice meeting you tonight and I will be sure to keep you further updated.

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  13. Sounds like you had a fun day at the fair and a few funny moments when Adam was in the hospital, despite the situation. I hope ya'll have a good weekend (maybe one that involves no emergency room trips?).

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    1. The weekend so far is going great. Thank you. I will keep taking notes so nothing is missed.

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  14. Brett, since it looks like you aren't competing for the Kindle, I'm merrily and shamelessly here to ask for your vote (if you have one to spare!)

    Thank you :-)

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    1. I just now finally got in and missed the deadline to be able to post for it. I did vote and you got it.

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    2. Blushing and laughing that I totally skipped over the part about you missing the deadline. I should have commiserated with you but I was too wrapped up in having your vote. Honest? Maybe. But still embarrassing lol.

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  15. I am so happy for the two of you. Now, if you want me to be just as happy as you are, get me the pirates number. That is pretty clever.

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    1. I'll have to keep my eye out for you. He got away.

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