The Patient


Lucky for me, I had one day off between the holiday and starting my new job, so I could take care of the patient. Matt had a simple surgery on his knee today to fix a soccer injury. It was scary when then wheeled him into the back wing! But, he’s doing great now and was pretty funny when he first woke up.


We’ve spent most of the day hunkered on the couch. It was actually quite nice to be forced to relax. I took an afternoon nap, ate lots of cereal, watched Midnight in Paris, and went for my first run in weeks at our apartment gym.


And work starts tomorrow! I think I’d be more excited if Matt weren’t stuck home on the couch – I’d rather be cuddled up watching movies. But seriously, I haven’t really had time to think about the new job between finishing the old one and my weekend trip. I think I’ll be very excited once I walk through the halls and see all the kiddos. I’m expecting to feel quite overwhelmed as well, given that I’m jumping in in the middle of the school year. But I’m up for the challenge. Wish me luck! Adios.

  • Kath
    January 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Good luck to you both!

  • wendi
    January 17, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Best of luck on your new gig hun! And I hope your sweety feels better soonly 😉

  • rachel
    January 18, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Feel better, Matt!

  • Mom
    January 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Patient should be on the cover of the hospital magazine. He makes it look like it’s so much fun! Hope the knee gets all better, Matt!

  • Lynn
    January 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Hope you had a great 1st day. I teach school. Some days are better than others, but overall I enjoy it.

  • Allison
    January 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Best of luck to you at your new job and to the boy during the healing process! My fiance had an appendicitis over Thanksgiving break so I was lucky to have a long weekend to stay at home with him… He was hilarious when he first came out of surgery ;P

  • Jen
    January 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

    My mom had a total knee replacement about 3 weeks ago and we got her the same ice machine that Matt is using. She says it has been a life saver for her. Hope Matt’s recovery goes well!

    • Laura
      January 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Oh my goodness. I hope she’s feeling better soon!

  • MaryBe
    January 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Did Matt have arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus? I just had that done on Wednesday and it looks like the same set up! Good Luck Matt

    • Laura
      January 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Yes! He did. He walked for the first time today!! Good luck with your recovery:)