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So, it has happened again. Now officially 2 times since we've been married, I find myself standing over my husband while I watch a doctor stitching up his face. Not 5 or 10 stitches, but 35 stitches. Let me explain...
Last night Mike went over to some rich guys house to play racquetball in their racquetball court. At 10 I got a call from Mike saying the following:
Mike: "um, I got hit in the face and so I'm going to get some stitches."
Me: "Is this is a joke"
Mike: "No it's not a joke, Phil (Mike's friend) is going to pick you up and bring you over to the doctors where I'm getting stitched up."
Me: "We're not going to the ER?"
Mike: "No, the guy had a doctor in his ward...he's going to stitch it up"
Me: "How bad is it"
Mike: "Not as deep as last time, I didn't lose any teeth!"
Me: "Of course it's not as deep, last time you had a cut THROUGH your face."
Background: Mike got glass THROUGH his lip (2 in scar) two years ago and it knocked out his tooth. It took 4 surgeries and 1 year for him to finally get the new tooth in.
How it happened: Mike said that someone came up with the bright idea to play doubles (Yes, that's 4 people on one tiny racquetball court). The guy on his team, the owner of the home, wacked Mike in the face hard with one of his swings.
Mike's friend comes to pick me up:
Phil: "Mike was really good about it, didn't freak out...said it wasn't as deep as last time...it looks pretty deep to me. It looks like you could fit a quarter in it."
Me: "Awesome. Who's stitching it?"
Phil: "An OB/GYN"
Me: "Ugh, I don't think they do face stitches...they only stitch up women after they deliver babies...in places you DON'T see. Is this a good idea?"
Phil: "Ugh, yeah. I think he's done it before"
So, I go to the doctor's office and find Mike on the table, just like before, with the doctor over him pulling the needle and thread through is beautiful face. Blood is on the sheet and his face, I don't like it...but I can handle it. I'm not a very squeemish girl (sp?). I ask the doctor what layer of stitiches he is on and he informs me he's already done 3 layers. Mike always does say, "Go big or go home!" The doctor was like, "whoa, I've never seen something this deep, wow." Not a very comforting comment to a wife that was already skeptical. After the doctor finished (it did look like his did a good job) I casually asked the doctor if he'd ever stitched a face before. He responded that he does a lot of stitching (I knew that part) and he's done a lot of family members, scouts etc. haha, oh gosh.
So, Mike was very good about the whole thing. He didn't cry (I think he is actually incapable of crying). He said this will make him look cool because now he has 2 scars.
So, you'd think Mike would be at home today...recovering, but no...he's out golfing with a potential client. This could be a good client so Mike couldn't pass up the opportunity.
Hopefully we don't have to get stitches again any time soon.