Sunday, March 1, 2009
I saw my son today
and he looked soooo well.
We have had a joke for years that whenever I/we see a monkey or ape on TV it is Bubba aka Ryan. I really don't know how it started but it is neat.
When Joe and I saw him today we gave him his choice of yummy Girl Scout cookies. Do Si Dos or Simoias (ex. sp. please).
The cigarettes don't work though. He quit smoking yesterday! I am so happy about that item. I reminded him that one craving only lasts 1.5 minutes. Joe had taken a carton of cigs for him but we left them in the car since he had quit. He actually had 2 packs left from the 6 Joe gave him last week. Sounds like a pretty good start to me.
Another thing. He is going to be able to attend Abby's birthday party a week from this Saturday. This will be the first time the family has seen him since he has been sober. He is so excited about it. Amy and the twins will be in town so he will truly be able to see them, well really, for the first time. The first time as a sober man. I told Amy tonight and she was thrilled as well. I'll be sure to take tons of pictures. This is a celebration of Abby turning 4, but it is also a celebration of Ryan back. I have missed him so much over the long months. But as usual, those things important are worth waiting for.
On another note, my neck has reacted in a not so good way to the tape that has been on it this week. When I removed it this evening it hurt quite a bit. I looked in the mirror and saw way too much redness and abrasion. I am going to keep it open tonight and have Joe put a large band aid over it in the morning. Then I shall call the dr's office and see what else can be done. I can not continue to apply and remove this tape that is hurting the skin on my neck so much. There has to be a better way. Perhaps a dressing that can stay longer than 10 hrs. I don't know but I want them to come up with something else.