A survival ring ??

@weemam (13378)
July 4, 2007 3:43pm CST
when my hubby went into hospital to have the triple bypass done he took off his ring and asked me to keep it safe for him ,I put it in my handbag( purse ) and when he was ready to come home I looked for it and it was all squashed I must have sat on it or something , I felt bad about it but ,It was really quite old and the gold had got very thin, ,So after he was home and fit enough I was going to buy him a new one , I was talking to a good friend of mine and she told me about her friend who bought her hubby a ring after a serious operation and she called it his survival ring , I thought that was a brilliant idea , so when he eventually came home ( there were complications , we waited a few weeks and I bought it for him , I told him it was his survival ring He smiled and said it was brilliant and said no more about it ,( he is a man of few words really) I bought a new gadget ( you read about it in my other discussion) it cleans jewelry , last night he asked me if I would give his survival ring a clean , I was so pleased It felt so good that he actually thought of it as that , I just had to share ,xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
4 Jul 07
What a wonderful idea wee! I bet he was really chuffed with that even though he didn't say much - that is just him though isn't it - he isn't used to talking much cos he never gets a chance to get a word in - specially if we are together! lol Seriously though I think it is such a wonderful idea - I really like it! xxx
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@weemam (13378)
4 Jul 07
it is all shiny now lol , everything is , are you saying I blether . pmsl . he has been sleeping since 7 .30 poor scone xx
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@mummymo (23709)
4 Jul 07
Oh Sweetie that isn't like him - I do hope he feels better - can you let me know how he is tomorrow - you know I worry about him - well you are all family after all! Love you xxx
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@weemam (13378)
4 Jul 07
you know what he is like , doesn't like to fuss but he is a bit under the weather , I hope he lies a bit longer tomorrow , I will let you know , love you too xxxxx
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
6 Jul 07
That's such a wonderful gift weemam, and it's so great that you've been together for so many years. I trust your husband's feeling better now, from his bout with the flu. Take care of yourself too.:)
@weemam (13378)
6 Jul 07
This is just the second day really , he had a shower and he is just so weak and shaky , he is sitting in bed reading . Ross had it a week ago and he was really bad , I am looking after him well though , thank you for caring pal xx
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• Canada
6 Jul 07
You're welcome, weemam, and I do hope he's feeling well again soon. I know you'll be taking extra good care of him. Just wondering, what's your weather like there this time of year? Our flu season is usually in the winter months, although climate doesn't often have anything to do with this type of thing.
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@weemam (13378)
6 Jul 07
it is supposed to be summer but it has rained for weeks now , sometimes in the evening it brightens up and is nice ,but nothing like summer should be . Our youngest son Ross who I write about all the time had flue a week to 10 days ago and I think my hubby has caught it from him, I am still hopping for summer lol xx
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Sis,Your Jim is a real Gem! Give him a big hug from his favorite sis-in-law... I love ya both...a hug for Rossie too. Hugs and loves R
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@weemam (13378)
4 Jul 07
it is brill as I am an only child and now he has a brill sister in law :). how are you sweetheart ? Jim is in bed I think he has the flu Ross had last week , he hasent had a cold even for years , but after what he went through last year he can get through anything pal xxxx
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 07
Awwwwwwwwww Weemam that is so sweet I have never heard of anything like that but it is sweet Love and Hugs xxx
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@weemam (13378)
11 Jul 07
Thanks pal , I hope you enjoyed your weekend with the kids xxxxxx
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 07
I did thanks I did try to ring you earlier but you must have been out xxxx
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@weemam (13378)
11 Jul 07
I was in and out all day , Ross had appointment . then Jim . then I had to pick Jim back up later , just off to bed now pal , I will get to your new discussions tomorrow , I am just glad you are home safe and sound and no accidents , Or am I wrong lol xx
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Now that's an awesome idea. I'll bet it brought a big smile to your hubby's face. Hmmm...I wonder if my hubby will do that for me when I have my gastric bypass surgery? LOL
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@weemam (13378)
6 Jul 07
you can always read out this discussion and say what a lovely idea you thought it was , hint hint , have you git a date for your op yet pal ? xx
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I think what I'll do is print it out and stick it in his wallet so that it's the first thing he sees when he opens it up. LOL No, I haven't gotten a date yet. I'm on a waiting list for a hospital that's approved by my insurance. A girl that was referred just before I was just got called in a couple of weeks ago, so hopefully they will call me soon. I'll let you know.
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@weemam (13378)
7 Jul 07
that is what I call subtle lol , please let me know when pal xxx
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Wow, weemam. Your husband maybe a man of few words but his action painted a thousand more words added together. You are blessed to have a loving and thoughtful husband. Keep going and I'm sure both of you are happily just being together. "hugz"
@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
he is my soul mate pal as you know and it will be 50 years next year since I met him , he is lovely xxx
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
Another wow. Hats off to both of you. Better get yourself busy and start planning how to celebrate your 50th golden wedding anniversary. Make sure to invite this cute and adorable bunny, LOL.
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@weemam (13378)
6 Jul 07
it will be 50 years next year since we met but 4 years come October until we have our 50th , just still being together will do me pal , that will really be something to celebrate xxxxxx
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
5 Jul 07
First I'm glad that your husband bypass went so well.As you say he is a man of few words.I understand exactly what you mean.My husband also is a man of few words.These of course doesn't mean that they aren't sensitive people just they don't use so many words to express them felling .I suppose you aren't a woman of few words right? Anyway I think both of us we are lucky and we have good husbands.I hope we survive from all the bad situation that the life can give us and we live with my husband so much happy married years like you and your husband.
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@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
I am a woman or a lot of words pal I always have been lol , we celebrate 46 years married in October and I am sure you will get to that too pal , God Bless xx
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
5 Jul 07
46 years, almost 50.i'm married 12 years but I'm with my husband 21 years.
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@weemam (13378)
6 Jul 07
met him 49 years ago married 46 this year , well done you lol you are catching up with me , My eldest son has been married 22 years xxx
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I have never heard of that before but it sounds like a great idea to have one. As I am married for almost 25 years and my hubby had a gallbladder surgery years ago and I was so worried about him. This is a brilliant idea and thanks for sharing. have a wonderful day.
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@weemam (13378)
4 Jul 07
I had my Gall Bladder removed years ago and it is a big operation , I think he deserves one too pal , go on spoil him , or get it for him for surviving 25 years :) xx
@weemam (13378)
4 Jul 07
I hope you didn't think that cheeky xxxxx
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Ok, I'll spoil him rotten..LOL Thanks for the idea! :-)
@hookfan (447)
5 Jul 07
That is such a great idea pal! xxx :) What a thought too! and our hubbies don't have to say much for us to know how much they love us and how much we mean to them! I often find my hubby is a man of few words, but those few can say so very much! xxx
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@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
I agree with you there pal , the words they DO say mean a lot more because we know that they are genuine xxxx
@hookfan (447)
6 Jul 07
Exactly pal! xx :)
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
It shows that he cares for you. He may be a man of few words, but I guess it is actions that matters more. It is indeed heartening for both of you to share a common understanding. Love needs no words, my friend.
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@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
I agree with you why , sometimes we can read each others minds as we have been together so long , and it is lovely thanks pal xx
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
6 Jul 07
That's a nice blessing you have :D
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
8 Jul 07
Aww, that's so sweet...thanks for sharing that story. I can't for the life of me imagine why he would be a man of few words Wee...perhaps he can't get a word in....lol. Just teasing you. Hugs, xx.
@weemam (13378)
8 Jul 07
lol pal you don't know how right you are , he use to say nothing at all hardly but now a bit more , he is used to me though ( just as well) lol , he is a gem though honestly xx
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Great idea. Did you eve buy your hubby a new ring?
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@weemam (13378)
6 Jul 07
yes I did albert , that was the one he asked me to clean with my new gadget xx
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
Hi Weemam, what a wonderful and thoughtful idea. I love it and it has such meaning as well. I was a ring collector I had at one time over 100, and I would say that 25 of them were gold and precious or semi precious stones in them Over the years I have given them to my daughter and I gave my wedding set to my son. Now I still have a few of them left and would love to have them remade but that is a bit costly, so they sit in my jewelry box.
@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
The think it is nice though you kept some for yourself as there will be memories attached to them ,My eldest granddaughter has hubby's restored on a chain now xx
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Hi Weeman, Sorry to hear your husband had to have the by=pass surgury.Hope he is doing well. That is a great ideaa, the survival ring,i never would have thought of that. that was great that he wanted it cleaned last night too.
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@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
Thank you so much my friend , he is doing well , and welcome to My Lot it is a brilliant site xx
5 Jul 07
That's wonderful hun, what a lovely idea. I hope he is ok now
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@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
he is getting there pal slowly but surely , he has the flu at the moment but he will get over that too , xxxxx
@davido (1624)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
you know some gift linked with a particular issue in our life (love life) could mean a lot. They are cherished. A friend once brought a t shirt with inscription "no more sickness" to an ailing friend all of a sudden an inner strenght came up and she regain her health. So others pls do it.
@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
That is brilliant my friend it must have given her more strength to deal with it , welcome to My Lot too xx
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
5 Jul 07
a survival ring sounds really nice i think, my partner has had an operation and need some more on his ears, and i wear his neckalace while he in hospital. i should look at getting him a survival ring but i dont know if he would wear it. glad your hubby liked it, makes you feel special when they acknowledge it even in the most littlest way.
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@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
My hubby lost his wedding wring years ago and I didn't know either if he would wear another when I bought him the last one but he loved it , but he lives this one better as it was for something special xx
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
5 Jul 07
It is a lovely story my friend! It is always those that try to look so unperturbed that has the softest yoke on the inside:)
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@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
took me a wee while to realize that Annie but yes you are right , a man of few words but those words are precious pal xx
• United States
5 Jul 07
I am so happy to hear your husband is a survivor! The ring is a very nice and endearing touch. It is easy to neglect the little things - yet here you took the time to give such a special gift. My husband and I renewed our vows five years ago this week - now that was special too!
@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
I think any milestone is worth celebrating my friend , we will be married for 46 years in October , congratulations to you too xx
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Jul 07
That is so sweet weemam, that your hubby calls it his "survival ring" too! Did it come up nice and shiny after cleaning it in your new steam gadget? Thanks for sharing that special moment with us.
@weemam (13378)
5 Jul 07
he is sitting opposite me at the moment pal and it is shining as they say here " like a new shilling" xxxxxxx