Busmans holiday!

@garymarsh6 (14729)
United Kingdom
February 17, 2017 4:59am CST
The other day my wife went into hospital to have an operation so I have taken my remaining leave of three days to look after her. I must say she has been a fairly good patient and yesterday she just woke up to have things to eat, drink and to take her medication which gave me plenty of time to be on mylot and do other things. Yesterday morning I got up at 05:30 to make sure she had her pain killers so that she was not in any pain and thankfully I have kept on top of making sure she is not too uncomfortable. Today she has got up and I have made her breakfast and made sure she is up to date with her analgesia. She said she only wants soup and some fruit for lunch so that will be a doddle to make! I am hoping by Sunday she will feel a lot better as I have to go back to work on Monday. I joked with her that it is like being at work without the commute! I must admit I was a bit lazy yesterday and left dinner things to be washed this morning. After I made her breakfast I put a load of washing in the machine and then washed up. Easy peasy. I have to nip out around 1PM to have a blood test so I can walk to the hospital and then get some shopping on the way back. I like days like this where everything is falling into place. When I get back I will make another drink and then start getting dinner ready for later.
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@LadyDuck (188337)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 17
I hope your wife is well and it was not a too serious surgery. It's hard to be the nurse of someone in the family. My father was a great patient, but my husband is the worst patient in the world.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
Haha surprisingly Anna this time she is being quite reasonable and actually listening to what I am telling her. Probably because she knows I am very tired. I have just made her lunch after coming back from the hospital. I had to have a routine blood test. I got some nice fresh bread so she can have it with her soup!
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@LadyDuck (188337)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 You are a kind and caring husband, I am sure she appreciates.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
Momma was a really great patient @LadyDuck and @garymarsh6 when her foot was injured at New Years Eve but there was a few times she whispered 'ouchie' when I was banadaging ! Gary I hope your wifes injury was not too severe and she will be up in no time
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@DianneN (91916)
• United States
17 Feb 17
You are a wonderful husband, just like mine. He always takes good care of me when I am ill, and the house as well. I hope your wife feels better every day.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
Not really Dianne I know she would do the same for me so its equals eh! You and your husband are the same!
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@DianneN (91916)
• United States
18 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 That's so true. Hope she heals quickly.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
@DianneN I just mentioned when she starts to complain I am not doing things the way she does things then i will know she is feeling better!
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 17
This must be a very difficult time Gary. Things always seem different when a family member is involved.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
Surprisingly she is behaving herself compared to other times when she has been ill. Lordy she makes the worst patient I know.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 I have often thought that people in the medical profession make very poor patients.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
@Asylum Doctors make the worst patients!
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@Tampa_girl7 (27520)
• United States
17 Feb 17
I hope that your wife heals quickly it's good that she has you to spoil her.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
Haha I don't know about spoil but I am making sure she is not in pain and she is eating and drinking and taking her pain killers on time!
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@Tampa_girl7 (27520)
• United States
18 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 at any rate I bet she appreciates you.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
@Tampa_girl7 Thank you Marie!
• United States
18 Feb 17
You are a blessing to your wife and I wish her a speedy recovery Gary
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 17
Thank you Erica. She is on the mend now which is good as it is her birthday tomorrow!
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• United States
19 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 well then wish her a happy Birthday from mom and I
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 17
@enlightenedpsych2 Thank you that is very kind!
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@Morleyhunt (19282)
• Canada
17 Feb 17
And to think, no one considers homemaking work. When I was a full time stay at home mom I would get so frustrated by the casual comments...oh, you don't work!
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
Yes there is always something you can do. It irritates the life out of me when people say they are bored there is always something to clean, wash, tidy, dust, cook.
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@Morleyhunt (19282)
• Canada
17 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 my children learned at a very young age. Don't use the word bored around mom. She'll give you something to do. Boredom was not permitted.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
@Morleyhunt Haha same here!
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@SIMPLYD (86519)
• Philippines
19 Feb 17
You are a very good husband . Everything is being taken cared of while your wife cannot do them yet. I am glad, husband is like you too.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 17
Ha she is getting better she is moaning about what I am and am not doing right! Which is good in a way because I know I do not quite have to do so much!
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@SIMPLYD (86519)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 Oh that's how we are, wives.
@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
17 Feb 17
I hope your wife is feeling much better now Gary. You are a very good boy!
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
I am hoping that she is ok for Monday as I am back to work and it is her birthday too!
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
18 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 Many happy returns to her.
@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
well I am sorry your wife needed an op - however its lovely to read your planning - EASY PEASY you say?? Now why do you call it a Busmans Holiday?
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
Doing the job you normally do at work and then coming home and doing it all again but at home.
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 Keep going Gary - you are probably a man in a million
@allknowing (73018)
• India
17 Feb 17
Good to see men are getting a taste of what was and continues to be the domain of women. Is it not a drudgery? (lol)
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
Haha well I can give you a run for your money any day!
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@allknowing (73018)
• India
17 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 But you did a good job.
@ilocosboy (40352)
• Philippines
17 Feb 17
With that caring from a living husband, your wife can recover the earliest time. That is how the couple should be.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
We are old hands at it now. I guess after 35 years it comes easy!
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@ilocosboy (40352)
• Philippines
17 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 it comes easy... Because there is love.
@MALUSE (45978)
• Uzbekistan
18 Feb 17
You're the perfect househusband!
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 17
Haha she is better because she has started to complain!
@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
You are such a treasure Gary, I hope she appreciates you. I hope she recovers well.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
She is sleeping now and I don't think it will be too long before I am off too janet.
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• Lenox, Georgia
17 Feb 17
It sounds like your taking good care of her, that's so sweet of you! =)
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
She is sleeping now which is the best remedy I think to help someone recover.
@Corbin5 (122783)
• United States
17 Feb 17
So glad you are there to help your wife recover. You are doing a really good job, I must say!! You have achieved hero status!
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
HAha I would not go as far as that! She is feeling a bit better today but only wanted mashed potato this evening for dinner!
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@PainsOnSlate (20841)
• Canada
17 Feb 17
My husband is an angel with I can't be doing things...but I'm sure he is happy when I am up and at-em after recovery. You sound like a sweetie!
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 17
Oh yes I will know when she is really feeling better because she will start to tell me you did not do this or that the way she likes to do something! LOL
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@marlina (80633)
• Canada
17 Feb 17
Best wishes for your wife to recover FAST.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
Thank you Marlina she is doing ok now! Hopefully over the weekend she will feel even better!
• Philippines
17 Feb 17
I am gkadbthat everything is okay and a bit easy for you. I pray that your wife will have her quick and complete recovery in Jesus name, amen. God bless and have a great day. It is much better to go on work without commuting lol! Just kidding.
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@garymarsh6 (14729)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
I would prefer not to commute but needs must sadly.
22 Feb 17
it's good that you are there to help her now. hope the recovery goes smoothly
@sunrisefan (21892)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
I hope your wife gets full recovery soon.