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OK, so am I nuts? OK, so am I nuts?

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Unread 05-04-2005, 05:42 AM
OK, so am I nuts?

Well, scheduled for a TAH on the 16th and have concert tickets on the 28th to see Kenny Chesney and REALLY want to go. And my DH's cousin is the opening act, which is a HUGE deal. So, should I go or sell the tickets on eBay?
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Unread 05-04-2005, 05:54 AM
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I am also scheduled for TAH/BSO on the 16th and my daughter has a formal banquet on the 28th that I am not going to miss. The banquet is only a quater of mile from my house and I have a friend coming to help both my daughter and I get ready. When it is time for the banquet I plan on sitting in the back( I know the lady doing the seating arrangements) so that I can discreetly exit after my kids are done getting their awards if necessary.

So think it through. I totally understand your need to go and support your husband. But questions to ask yourself: how far is it? Who will drive me? Do you need to stay the whole time? Will the chair you are sitting in be comfortable? If you go and can't stand up the whole time, will your view be blocked by those in front of you who are standing, so that when your husband says- hey, did you see me do....?- you have to either lie or have in fact stood the whole time. I feel for you and hope that it all works out.

If you go-- Have a blast and take care of yourself
Unread 05-04-2005, 06:10 AM
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I went to social events at that time, though nothing quite that elaborate. I remember not wanting anyone or anything to even brush up against my abdomen, which is hard to do in a crowd. You will also be walking very slowly and cannot be rushed. Can you use a wheelchair?

If sounds like this is something you really want to do, so take all precautions like: complete rest that day until it's time to go; arrange to have an alternate ride home early if necessary; I still like the wheelchair because other people respect it and nobody wonders why you aren't standing or hurrying.

Good luck!
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Unread 05-04-2005, 06:49 AM
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Kenny Chesney?
Did someone say Kenny Chesney!!!
I think you could skip recovery completely and go directly after surgery to Kenny!!!!!
No, but seriously.
At two weeks if everything goes perfectly without any compilcations whatsoever!!!!!!
No aftershocks, like incisions that reopen a little , common infections, bladder or otherwise (I have otherwise right now which is keeping me close to home at three weeks).
Then you probably can make the concert Cinderella if if if if...

Call the hall ahead (and you have connections right, cause you are with the band) get seated where you can be in a wheelchair.
Wheelchairs are usually available at concert
halls or you can have your doctor script one from your local healthcare supply store.

Bring a pillow to sit on and a small one to lean on.
Have a party member at your service alone and aware that at any moment you may need to leave, or at least be taken out for some fresh air.

Usually the sight of a wheelchair will keep people from bumping you and can clear a path but I would still be pretty nervous and make sure that you are guarded from all sides.

It would be a terrible shame to have some drunken fool not see you coming and fall over you at some dang Kenny Chesney concert right after your surg...oh yea...Kenny..................
Unread 05-04-2005, 06:52 AM
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Hi, I got to see Kenney Chesney at a local rodeo a few years ago. He Is great!

But, at 12 days post op, it might be a bit much. I would talk to my dr about it and follow his/her advice.
Best wishes.

Unread 05-04-2005, 06:55 AM
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I asked the nurse and she said it should be ok, just take my pain meds with me that way if I need them I could take them, then I'd be stoned like everyone else there!
Unread 05-04-2005, 07:15 AM
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OMG!!! KC!!!!! I'm going June 8th to see him here in Denver. I can't wait. Just watch out from the exciment.

Go ahead, drop a name, who's the cousin?

I must say though, George Strait (DH is a BIG fan) was here 2 weeks after my surgery, after some light hearted threats to leave me home from DH we didn't go. It's an hour to get there and not knowing how I would feel and the crowd issue we felt it would be better. Which is why we spent so much for Kenny.
Unread 05-04-2005, 07:20 AM
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Shh...Pat Green
Unread 05-04-2005, 07:53 AM
OK, so am I nuts?

Use the 'juice'... the opening act is family - get special perks... like an escort to your seats etc - and try for backstage passes too.

I am a firm believer in prevailing on who you know to get what you want - call it the "old-boy" network, call it "networking"... who you know can truly make a difference.
Unread 05-04-2005, 08:02 AM
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I agree with Sandy1958 - another Sandy born in 1958? - see what kind of perks you can get under the circumstances, maybe you could watch the concert from backstage - or just off stage? All they can say is no and if you don't ask, they don't have the chance to say YES!

Go for it girl!

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