Thank you all for your fantastic good vibes, prayers, etc. A_ came home last night after finishing the bar and he felt ok about it. He wasn't crying at least. Since it's not supposed to be easy, I figure feeling ok is ok. His brother and I went shopping and we got some nice steaks and very nice scotch and the two of them stood outside grilling and drinking scotch as it snowed. It was all very manly.
Oh, and then they watched Predator for the millionth time. Very, very manly. And to be honest, kind of fun. Although the line "If it bleeds, we can kill it" kind of smacks of misogyny to me.
He won't find out until May if he passed, which seems like one of the worst parts. (Maybe not quite as bad as trying to memorize all of the Indiana rules, half of which I now know from doing flashcards with him. Kate, maybe we can go to law school together - I have a head start on studying. ) Like a two week wait, there really isn't anything you can do to change the outcome. You just have to wait and see what happens.
So, we ate, we drank and we were merry.
He goes shopping today to get a couple suits for when he becomes a lawyer and can no longer wear ratty jeans to work.
And then tomorrow is surgery. Anyone who has been there and done that have any advice for his MESA? Is there something we should be aware of - like fiber? Somebody told Shinejil that she should eat lots of fiber before her surgery because of the anesthesia.
Right now our game plan consists solely of a bag of frozen peas, per our friends who have had vasectomies. So if there is anything you think we should know, feel free to give all the assvice you want.