My friend, "Bunny", is having surgery today. Actually, she's probably already had it and is in recovery mode. She's having surgery on her hands. Both hands. Left and right.
No use of her hands for a couple of weeks. Either hand. Think about all of the things routinely done with hands. Now think about not being able to do them. And having to have someone else do them.
"We'll find out how much my husband loves me now!", she quipped.
A few years ago, a friend of mine's 13-year-old son fell from a swingset. To break his fall, he fractured both wrists. My friend had to help him dress, undress, bathe, etc. He was able to eventually do some things while still in the casts - motivated, I'm sure, by pride.
In Bunny's case, she's got severe carpal tunnel syndrome. Typically, surgery would be done on one hand at a time to limit the limitation. I don't know much about the timing of surgical intervention for carpal tunnel, but apparently there is "need" to do both of her hands now.
So I mentioned this to Magnum, and we pondered being in such a position - one of us having to be the other's hands for a couple of weeks. Okay, it could and would be done... but...
I don't know the cause of Bunny's CTS. Magnum assumed that maybe she used a computer too much, but I said I really didn't think she did. She told me she's dealt with this for a while, and she overdid it while doing recent renovations to their townhome.
"Maybe she still should cut back on the blogging", he added.
"I don't even think that she has a blog", I said.
He looked at me rather perplexed. "Oh, I thought she was a blog friend".
"No", I replied, "I do have one or three real-life friends that you don't know, y'know".
I don't think he believes Bunny is real now.