Is It Okay to Laugh Now?
I like to think I have a good sense of humour and some wit, but there are times when I’m not sure it’s appropriate to laugh at the situation. Let’s face it, when it comes to my husband’s health there are times when there is absolutely nothing funny about it. However, there are times that a smile becomes a snicker that grows in to a giggle that progresses in to full on laughter. Should I feel guilty about laughing? I don’t think so, sometimes a little laughter can go a long way. Things that my husband and I have laughed at include:
- Having to buy maxi pads for wound dressings because lymphatic fluid was draining faster than ab pads could keep up to and having my friend ask if my husband needed ones with wings;
- My 6’8” husband being pressed to wear hospital garb in order to go for oral surgery. Nothing beats terry cloth shorty shorts and a house coat meant for someone about 12 inches shorter;
- Being asked if I am a ‘nursing sister’ because I know his medical history inside out;
- Hubby having a bad enough wound infection that it cleared out even the most seasoned of nurses from his hospital room (I know, it was a serious moment, but watching them head for the hills was still funny);
- Having him in for IV treatment at the local hospital in the last town we lived in and the only room available to use was in pediatrics.
Laugh, laugh often… we all need it sometimes.
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