Miguel is a friend.
The kind of friend that if he calls in the wee hours of the morning telling me that he needs help and a bag of lye, I’m on my way no questions asked.
He told AWA and I he was having hernia surgery earlier in the week.
I’m surprised he did post about it beforehand, he usually does when he’s going through stuff like that.
When he texted us that he was in recovery, I sent him a screenshot of the draft post I made. He laughed.
That’s when I knew it was okay to post it. I wasn’t going to until I knew he was safe in recovery and in good spirits.
There is an episode of MASH called Tea and Empathy, in which a British officer enters the recovery tent and starts yelling at his soldiers for being lazy. Hawkeye throws him out. Later the officer returns and Hawkeye confronts him.
The officer says that only a madman would yell at greviously wounded soldiers and his men know he’s not a madman. So in his own way he was telling his men that they would be alright.
There are two other articles you should read.
I’ll also reference you to all of the Friars Club roasts.
When we are all assured that Miguel was going to be okay, a little gentle ball-busting was warranted. Especially since he had inguinal hernia surgery, I had to be gentle with his balls (zee, another joke).
Just a guy friend doing what guy friends do.
The male version of watching The Notebook with a quart of Ben &Jerry’s.
Perhaps this doesn’t translate as well in written form as it does verbally, but know this fir what it is.
And if it makes you feel any better, this is the get well present I got for Miguel.