Thursday, February 02, 2012

Those 'I Feel So Bad You Can't Understand' Blues

We have all been sick, hurt, or in one way or another, in some sort of discomfort.  And these are times when we manage to say some very silly things.  And I have stories...

--The Sister-in-Law was in the early stages of labor with her first child.  She was at her parent's (my in-laws) house waiting until it was time to go to the hospital.  After a slightly uncomfortable contraction, she looked at my mother-in-law and said, "But you don't KNOW how much this hurts!!!"  My m-i-l just rolled her eyes and shook her head:  She had given birth to FIVE children, herself.

--The Second Granddaughter was experiencing some menstrual cramps.  This is the one who happens to be Miss Drama Queen.  After moaning and groaning all day long, she looked at her mother and said, "But no one has EVER felt like this!"

--Yesterday, The Son-in-Law had a hernia repair.  As surgery goes, this was quite minor--and the only incision was a small one made in the navel.  He was given a 'twilight' anesthetic and was in the hospital only three hours.  From the way he was acting, The Oldest said you would assume he had been in the ring with Mike Tyson for 8 rounds.  And he told The Oldest, "But you have NO IDEA how much pain I'm in!!!!"  The Oldest has given birth 8 times--five of which were by C-section.

Thank goodness we love those we take care of and are taken care of by people who love us.  Otherwise, I think there would be quite a lot of slapping upside the head going on.  :D

***I'm VERY thankful that there hasn't been a camera going while I was sick, in labor, or recovering from surgery.  I'm certain being around me wasn't any walk in the park during those times.  ;D***


Janet said...

If misery loves company, how come we tend to complain to unsympathetic people??

cmk said...