I think people are really taking a full off season this time.. at least I am.
I'll be ready to rock and roll in January.. are you married yet?
Yup. We got married on the 10th of November, last Saturday. Today is my first day back to reality.
Been a rough couple months for us, we've been living out of a suitcase for 2 straight months. We stayed out with her parents for about 4 weeks in October, her father's cancer overtook him and he passed away about 3 weeks ago. His liver failed. We were at his side, and I basically had to take over as hospice provider, since the company their insurance provided sucked. My mother was an RN, she coached me through everything... making sure he got what he needed near end of life, and making sure I knew when to notify and prepare her family. It crushed me. Never felt stress like it before, but I didn't falter. If I wasn't there, half the family would have missed the opportunity to say goodbye, and he would have had a miserable death with all the air hunger. I was able to recognize the need for more morphine, get it and administer it to help him pass more peacefully and not in terror.
So the wedding was amazing, but had it's bittersweet moments. Her family is amazing though. They came to celebrate us and not mourn her father, but instead honor him and the impact he had on us, and how proud he was of us. They took great care of us both.
This is the toughest stretch I've ever been through. I wore myself down trying to take care of so much for her family and for her, and finalizing all the wedding plans on my own, that I had to go on high blood pressure meds last week right before the wedding. I was doing all this sh*t, while doing my job from the road, and fighting an ear infection and a sinus infection back-to-back, so it got to about 160/120 and I started feeling really sick, and had to do something.
That's why I've been relatively inactive here. Could care less about the ridiculous Jets, in the grand scheme of things.
All this sh*t we've been through since he was diagnosed in April, but the day of the wedding we ended up with 70° weather, blue skies and every detail of our very uniquely planned wedding went off without a hitch. It was pretty astounding. Like he called in a favor upstairs, and even if you don't believe in that sort of thing it was hard to deny that it sure felt that way. It was right out of a cheesy movie. Bittersweet day, packed with emotions, but everything stayed upbeat and it all took on much more meaning.