Thursday, February 28, 2008

One down, one to go

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.

22 comments:

  1. Hooray for A_! Please tell him that one crazy lady on the internet is very proud of him (and you--you've clearly got his back in this).

    I'm sure there are folks who are better qualified to respond to your pre-op question (I've only undergone anesthesia under emergency circumstances--someone hit me on my bike with their car). But I recall mention of prunes as the magical fruit in this instance.

    Good luck to both of you tomorrow!

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  2. No assvice, but want to wish you both lots of luck!

    Scotch and grilled steaks, followed up by "Predator". Yes, very manly. In my mental image, they are also smoking cigars...

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  3. Waiting for the results from an exam of that magnitude is similar to the 2ww (I felt the same when taking my PhD exams). As far as my husband goes, a nice bottle of scotch is a nice way to pass the time.

    Good luck with the surgery! And I hope he gets great news in May!

    XOXO

    XOXO

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  4. No advice - but I hope that the bar was a success and I'll be thinking about you guys and the surgery!!

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  5. My husband had a similar surgery last year and we found that having several bags of frozen peas (so one was always cold) was the way to go. We also rented a ton of movies for him to watch in his groggy post-surgery haze. He doesn't remember much about them now, but he enjoyed them at the time.

    I'll be thinking of you guys tomorrow.

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  6. a_ must be wiped. Good thing he has some surgery to look forward to. i'll be thinking of ya'll!

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  7. Moosk - I totally read "a_ must be wiped" as something that would happen before the surgery. I was picturing this as some sort of cleaning in preparation...
    hehehe
    Thanks for the thoughts!

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  8. Tell A_ that a bunch of strangers will be thinking about his nuts tomorrow. We'll all be hoping that the doctor has a steady hand as he handles A_'s nuts.
    And I know that the bar exam is totally cruel like that- you take the test, but you don't know if you've passed for months. That totally sucks.

    And it sounds like that celebration was exactly my kind of thing, at least the booze and meat part.

    I wish I could be funnier, but I'm really effing tired right now- I'm just commenting back to thank you for your comment on my blog today. I haven't killed H yet, but I'm close...

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  10. Best wishes with the surgery tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you both!

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  11. Just want to wish you both all good things tomorrow. Hope it makes you both feel better knowing there are countless faceless strangers out there thinking very specific healing thoughts in your direction.

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  12. Hi there...just a small thought... I find that frozen string beans are better than peas- the peas tend to get all mashed up in a big ball on re-freezing.

    Hope all goes well tomorrow. The bar and that surgery all in one week? A_ needs more than a scotch, I would say!

    -Dot

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  13. no assvice at all- just a lot of congrats, good wishes, & happy nut thoughts ( boy does that sound all kinds of wrong!) for you & A_ tomorrow! I toast you two tonight with my weak & pathetic yuengling.

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  14. Good luck tomorrow. I hope everything goes well!

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  15. Congrats to A_ on taking the bar. I can't imagine having to wait so long to know if you've passed. Am sending over many good thoughts about today's surgery. Peas worked well for Mr.P after his varicocele surgery. Will be hoping they find lots of stuff in there to work with!

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  16. Congrats to both of you on getting through this amazing trial! After the second day of the bar, JD and my inlaws took me out for Chinese food. My fortune cookie said, and I am totally not making this up, "you would make a good lawyer." Awesomeness.

    Feeling OK is a great way to leave the bar. I felt the same as my mother said she did after taking the bar. That is, "if they told me I passed, I'd say OK, I get that. If they told me I failed, I'd say, OK, I get that."

    Just make sure that A puts his password/seat number (however they do it in Indiana) in a safe place and that he remembers it. Apple Orchard Banana Cat Dance 8663.

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  17. I am still in the process of reading you blog I have to go to beginning so I have not read this one even though I was tempted. I am a wierdo that way :). I am proud to report my son wrote a letter to the little girl saying he was very sorry and asked her to be his friend awwwww.

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  18. no advice, but just wanted to say good luck. Shauna

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  19. Ok I finisher reading and I wish you guys the absolute best luck today. You have a great writing style and I enjoy your blog.

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  20. I'm not hitting on your husband, but I must say he is very manly for sitting for the bar and getting "man" surgery all in the same week! Hope all goes well (on both parts)!

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  21. I'm a little late in the game, but grats to A_ on feeling "OK" after the test. I know the torture of waiting what seems like forever to find out the test results (Mr. W tested for Tech Sgt. a couple of weeks ago and won't find out the results until July). Good luck!

    I hope that the surgery is going/went well!!!!! I'm sending happy-healing thoughts and prayers

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