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Another Day, Another Doctor

February 14, 2006

Back to our regular bi-weekly visit to OB-GYN/Perinatologist for a checkup. Today, I asked her about pursuing a procedure whereby I would trade anomolies with my son. I would get his hypoplastic left heart, along with a bilateral cleft lip and palate (and all of the painful surgeries and limitations which would go along with them), and he would get my obsession with worry and my addiction to coffee.

I’m kidding, of course. But that is exactly what I was begging God for last night, and since I woke up just the same, I can only think that he’s not down with me switching ailments. So I briefly considered mentioning it to the doctor. But I don’t want her to find out that I’m crazy.

[I suppose this means that I'm moving into the third stage of grief: bargaining.]

Following the doctor’s office and a stop by the L&D; floor, we were off to a romantic Valentine’s Day lunch at an Irish Pub, where the wife and I had a pint of milk and a pint of Guinness, respectively. And some delicious shepherd’s pie and lamb stew.

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4 Responses to “Another Day, Another Doctor”

  1. Rosemary says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you my beautiful friends!!!

    Much Love! & I miss your addiction to coffee :)

  2. Greta Davies says:

    I feel a little embarrassed that after such a heartwrenching post what I want to comment on is the Irish Pub link, which I followed and realized that you were at Ireland’s Four Courts, the old trysting point for me and Tim when we were living at 1310 N Oak Street and I was working at WVSA and he was at Big Bowl, we would meet there for 20 minutes after I got off work and before he had to go to work. I will always remember that place fondly. And to to know my friends enjoyed a Valentine’s lunch there makes me miss it all the more. Can someone remind me why I’m living in England?

  3. timothy says:

    Is that whats called the black&white;, guinness and milk.
    And if so which sits on top?
    And if drank, will it induce vomiting?

    man i could use one.

  4. Trish Groe says:

    May God continue to supply you with strength, courage, faith, love and patience…

    and may God provide many nights that you sit by the fireplace in an Irish Pub drinking suds and enjoying great food and even better company.

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