Wedding rings part II

For 3,5 days I have been wearing Mr Esther’s wedding ring as well as mine as he was in hospital for the removal of his heavily infected gall bladder. At the end of this morning the man came home! We’ve been having gorgeous weather here lately and as he has hardly been outside since last week Wednesday when his stomach pains started, he relished the opportunity to just sit in the sun. I planted him on a chair in our front garden with a cup of tea and a stroopwafel (typical Dutch syrup waffle – yumm); it was warm enough for him to be sitting in a t-shirt (his fave Monty Python one with the “What have the Romans ever done for us” print)…


… and afterwards he put his own wedding ring back on…


The scary part is over, this is the perfect sign for me that everything will be alright now! He’s still on painkillers and has very reduced mobility but he’s OK and can finally get some proper rest. Hospitals are fine (and seriously, our hospital is the best with the most empathetic care you could hope for!) but still they are very busy with doctors and nurses at your bed constantly, sharing a room with a stranger (albeit a very nice one), a stream of visitors coming to see you and being subject to hospital schedules which differ from your own. The man hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in a week and is exhausted. Mr Esther is also a bit of a hypochondriac, his over-worked mind and overwrought feelings need a little calming down. Now he’s back home, the wedding ring is back on and he can finally have the peace and quiet to settle down, process what happened and recover.  When he took a little nap after lunch I laid down in bed with him for a little bit and it felt so good to have him beside me again. Welcome home, Mr Esther! ❤️

27 thoughts on “Wedding rings part II

  1. squirrel.0072

    I send you my well wishes Mr Esther.
    As Dutch person, you should have learnt something about the famous Dutch -Flemish painting artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder So I wish you also could have a great time as well, reading this science paper about historical medical knowledges and doctor-patient relationship.
    I wish you interesting reading, Yours for both of you!

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    1. Thank you, Squirrel, for the well-wishes and the article. I do know Pieter Brueghel and really like his paintings, there’s always so much to see with such great detail. And LOL on that article, thank you for the laugh! That is always therapeutic. 🙂


  2. I just started to tear up with the pic of you two wedding ring to wedding ring and the end of the story laying down next to him.. thank you for sharing that. Gives me hope there’s a great guy out there somewhere too!!

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      1. Ah that is one of the nicest things anyone has said to me!!! I haven’t lost faith or hope or luck or fate that he is out there. I know it sounds idealistic and naïve but I gotta stay positive esp when I read your blog and see what true love really is…

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        1. It’s all about meeting the right person, but how to do that, I don’t know! If I knew, I’d have set up my good friend (who is also stll searching) with the right man years ago. I was just friggin lucky somehow… I hope my friend and you will also find someone. And there is hope. Another good (and a little older) friend of mine found her true love when she was in her early 50s, she’s now 65 and happy.

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