I decided to take a picture of DH with his Santa Beard.
He always wanted a beard and I told him I did not want to kiss a Brillo Pad.
In Early November DH developed SHINGLES in his ear mouth and tongue. Then the lesions came out on his face. It was extremely painful and it hurt even to touch to put medication on his face.
Now he had his beard he wished it was gone because if anything touched against the beard he was in pain.
DH always wears his Bi Pap machine with a full face mask but he could not use it it was too painful.
We made a mutual decision he and I would have separate bedrooms till shingles are gone. DH is scheduled for Hip surgery on the 15th -10 days to go, we are still not sure it will be done. We will stay in the separate rooms so I will not somehow hurt his incision.
We are in waiting game mode. Hoping the weather cooperates since we have a long drive to the hospital. DH and I have met some Spark friends and so I decided to post his recent photo for them to see.
I had to add some background so new visitors to my page will be aware of the strange circumstances that these past months have entered our lives.
This is my amazing husband who I still adore to this day. We have been married 49 years and will celebrate our 50th Anniversary in August.
We have never had the family together for almost 27 years. I am hopeful we can accomplish that OR I would also have my Milestone Birthday October 13th 2013 if the Anniversary cannot work.
We live in Maine One son in Upstate NY is closest but most of the winter the 7 hour drive to the Western Mountains of Maine, New Hampshire's White Mountains and Vermont's Green Mountains we try to avoid. We see the Plattsburgh NY family in the Summer, not at this time of year with 2 kids in school.
Second son is in California and the Youngest is in North Las Vegas with bis wife and Daughter our other DGD who we do not see anywhere near as often as we would love to.
So you see it is not easy to get us all together at one time,
BUT THI IS MY DREAM !!!
The photo was taken to send to our sons to show off Dad's Beard but since I have been able to share my frustrating story with both DH and I sick with the flu. We did have the shots in a timely manner but that has been 2 miserable months that we have tried to keep upbeat.
My Spark friends have been my support group so here is a photo of my Darling DH.
I love his smile it is almost always there even with the pain of the shingles in his mouth, throat and tongue he lost quite a bit of weight he is just such a great match for me, always was, is, and will continue to be, we have plans to look forward to this year and I hope his surgery takes the pain away. He sure deserves that.
Most of you know I am not great with photos or computers. I would have loved to put another photo here but I have his Summertime photo with myself in the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Just maybe I can make it my Profile picture again ---Wish me luck with that one too.
Thank you Pat in Maine.