Nick is a disabled person.
I JUST realized this today. I found myself apologizing to Nick for referring to him as disabled while on the phone with Medi-cal. He didn’t care. He knows he’s disabled. It bothers me though. Yet, I’m not some politically correct freak who makes people say “differently abled” instead. But still, it sucks. And I know, he’ll run faster and still be able to do all the same cool things he used to do once he gets prosthetics. But that’s not my point. I’m not sure what my point is. Maybe his cute little nubs have just grown to be so normal to me now, that I don’t see a disabled person. Or maybe I’m Captain Obvious, the last one to make sense of ‘what is’. But at least Nick’s not offended by it.
We watched The Hangover2 tonight. Thanks GKat for the hook up! And although I laughed myself to tears on a few occasions, I was extremely disappointed with how predictable and cookie cutter it was as a sequel. But the best part was getting to see Thailand’s stunning coastline and bustling cities. Nick and I had a trip planned to go there and to India in December for my Birthday and Christmas. Traveling to Southeast Asia would be the first time Nick has been overseas. We were ridiculously excited all year, and still are. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve never needed a vacation more than we do right now. Now with that in mind, go ahead and fast forward… month after month of this. Aggghhhhh!!!!!! So Thailand, here we come baby! Maybe 2013? 2014?
Nick’s getting off the pain meds tomorrow. I’m a little nervous. I know morphine sulphate is no good for him, and that the sooner he gets off the narcotics, the better. But he has barely moved at all during the last six days, which might be deceiving him to believe his pain is tolerable. When he starts heavy duty therapy again on Monday, he might be singing a different tune. But honestly I hope not. Even though this doesn’t feel like a holiday weekend, I don’t want it to be ruined because he’s in too much pain.