- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Short story –
I am a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding this Saturday (Nov 6th.) Unfort, by husband had a motocross accident on Sunday and ended up in the hospital with a collapsed lung, three broken ribs, broken sternum, and fractured clavicle. He has been admitted (mostly for the chest tube to help the punctured lung – if it weren’t for that, he’d prob home on pain meds.) He’ll most likely get discharged tomorrow (Thursday), pending that he does ok without the chest tube. I’ve already told the bride that my hubbie won’t be coming – he’s in no shape, and flying is a no-go shortly after a pneumothorax (we live in San Diego, the wedding is in San Francisco.)
The bride has given me the go-ahead to cancel my participation in her wedding, but I am struggling with actually doing that… the bride is one of my closest friends, and I don’t want to disappoint her. I remember getting very ‘ego-centric’ around my own wedding…
My hubbie and I don’t have any family out here – all family on both sides is on the east coast. Naturally we do have friends out here, but nobody close by where we live. While everyone is offering to help in any way they can, I don’t want to inconvenince anybody to “babysit” my husband for the weekend while I go away to the wedding (plus we have a seven month old german shepard puppy that is a friggin handful!.) In addition, I am a RN, so I feel as though I am the only one qualified to care for him – yes, I am being a bit controlling in that regard…)
So, what do you think? Just find somebody to stay with hubby while I go to San Fran Friday-Sunday?
Change plans to Friday-Saturday (Friday -rehearsal dinner, Saturday – wedding, then leave right after ceremony to come home?)
Cancel trip to SF given the situation?
Phew that was longer that I thought…
**A bit more to the story – the bride was my maid of honor at my wedding three months ago… Unfort, she discovered there was a job training she needed to be at the day after my wedding, so she ended up having to leave my wedding right after the wedding ceremony so she could fly to Chicago (we found out abt a month before my wedding…) It was a bit of a bummer, but it wasn’t the biggest deal in the world. (I wonder if that made sense to anybody…) 😉