Tuesday, July 1, 2008

An Ode to Mr. Tennis

Update -- well, he didn't have the surgery after all -- little issue with his blood work, so he will be re-scheduling it at some point in the future. Thank you all for your prayers and concern.

On Tuesday, July 1st, my sweet hub a/k/a Mr. Tennis, will become somewhat of a bionic man. Yep, that's right .. . he's having right hip replacement surgery. He's such a great guy and wonderful father -- I hate for him to have been in such pain from that darn bad hip! He told me last week that he's "excited" (yes, he said excited) about the surgery. Wow -- you know he's been feeling bad to be excited about having his hip replaced. It's actually been really bothering him for at least the last four years.

Up until recently, just the last year or so, he ignored it and kept up with his tennis, golf, gardening and household projects. But, it became too painful and he quit playing tennis and golf --his fav sports. And, the pain and discomfort has kept him from doing some of the fun stuff with the fam. He can't wait to feel better so that he can go bike-riding on the bicycle built for two with Maddy, take her swimming again or for a walk, teach the boys how to do home-improvement projects. He's really young to have a hip replaced, but he has a congenital problem contributing to it along with degenerative arthritis. We're looking forward to a speedy recovery! Here's some photos of the great guy in our house that we call Mr. Tennis!! And isn't he handsome!?!! If you're so inclined, please say a prayer for him and send all healing thoughts our way. Love you honey -- feel better soon!



Showing Maddy how to ride a pony at the zoo! Look at what a little bug she was then!

14 comments:

Jake and Taryn said...

He will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. I love all the picture of him and Maddy..especially the last one!

Shari said...

I will be thinking and praying for Rick today and wishing for a speedy recovery!! Very cute pictures!!!!

Kerry said...

We will be praying for your husband today. Love the daddy-daughter photos. Adorable.

so hoping that all goes well and that he is riding bikes with Maddy soon.
Hugs

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet post for Mr. Tennis. We are wishing him a super speedy recovery!

Cute pictures with Miss M!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I too will say a prayer and hope he has a speedy recovery. I have a friend who recently had a hip replaced and she said that she feel like a new woman!

Those pictures are adorable...I don't think I have seen any of Maddy when she was that little....so cute!

Lisa

Lisa said...

what a good looking family. hope hte blood work was ok.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I hope everything is OK, and it is nothing too major!

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

Sorry to hear the surgery didn't go as planned. I hope you did something fun instead!

Bridget said...

Hope all goes well with the surgery when it happens- Mr. Tennis will be a new man! I love the pictures - too cute!

Julia said...

We had a coworker who had this surgery not long ago and it was like night and day for him afterwards - he looks and feels great. I just know it will go just as well for your hubby. LOVE the pictures you included, what a handsome guy!

Lisa said...

Good that your hospital is on top of his blood pressure and didn't take any risks...! Hoping Mr. Tennis can reschedule soon.

Lisa said...

Oops, I meant to say blood work.

my3 kids said...

what a beautiful little girl you have. We have a bio son aged 13, a daughter born in Vietnam aged almost 9 and a daughter born in China who is 3. Life is wonderful and so so happy:)

Erin said...

Those photos are precious. What a great dad... sorry he is suffering. hopefully this will be resolved soon! My prayers are with you.