A Lovely Evening For My Partner!

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    Nov 14, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    A couple of our friends invited us to join them at Georgie's Alibi in Wilton Manors, Florida, tonight, for those of you who know that popular spot. And I was kinda reluctant, my partner still rather weak after his hospital ordeal. I told them to call us only if they got an outdoor patio swing table (with padded seats for his leg), since indoors would be too crowded, chairs unlikely.

    Well that's just what they got, so we drove over, just a 1/2 mile away, but also wondering if we'd find any parking, since he can't walk very far, with parking at a premium on a Friday, many cars lined along all the streets for blocks away. But just as we drove up, a car exited a handicapped spot, right next to where our friends had the swing seat! It was too perfect to be true.

    After we joined them and ordered our drinks & snacks (I had a sushi thing I love), I went inside to look for our other friends, since Fridays there is kind of a ritual for us all. And soon more than a dozen guys came outside to the patio to say hello to my partner, his first time there in a month.

    I was just beaming, and fighting back tears, to see him surrounded by so many of his friends, and just having a wonderful time, the center of attention. He's been so bored being confined in our place, mostly in bed. This was his first time really "out" in pubic again, and it went great, despite my initial apprehensions. In gratitude I bought the drinks & dinner for our 2 friends who had invited us and gotten the perfect seating for him, it all went so beautifully.

    And so now I'm kind of glowing, and he's been back in bed for an hour now, his foot redressed and looking great. I'm just sitting here smiling, after an evening that went better than if I had been able to plan it myself. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 14, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    heheh, Red Vespa, you're such a protective lion. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 14, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Congratulations, Red. It's good to hear that he is doing well enough to go out. Mental health is as (if not more) important than physical. Being out with friends who love him will do more than lift his spirits for one night.
    I remember being with my sister during chemo and the first time she was able to go out and do something semi-normal with her friends. It left her feeling better for days than all the Xanax they could prescribe!
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    Nov 14, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    meninlove said heheh, Red Vespa, you're such a protective lion. icon_wink.gif

    Hardly a lion... a mother cat, perhaps. LOL!

    Seriously, I do nothing any gay partner would not do. Nor, for that matter, what a straight husband or wife would not do for their spouse.

    If we gays want equality in marriage, then with it comes duty & responsibility. I know you 2 guys do it, and all the gay couples of our acquaintance do it. If you love someone, it just happens without thinking. And I do love him. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 14, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Congratulations, Red. It's good to hear that he is doing well enough to go out. Mental health is as (if not more) important than physical. Being out with friends who love him will do more than lift his spirits for one night.
    I remember being with my sister during chemo and the first time she was able to go out and do something semi-normal with her friends. It left her feeling better for days than all the Xanax they could prescribe!

    Yeah, he needed this. Not the first time I've taken him out, but the most significant. To be surrounded by all his friends, just like on a regular Friday night at the club before this health problem arose, was a big boost to him.

    I had figured we'd do this next Friday, but the invite came tonight, and I knew he wanted to accept. I agreed but with strict reservations. Our friends had to get a certain table, and I had to find nearby parking. Both are rare on a Friday, but that's what we got. He & I agreed afterwards he was meant to be there tonight. I couldn't be happier for him, it was exactly what he needed, like your sister needed.
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    Nov 14, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    Glad to hear your partner is doing well and that you had a nice dose of luck for the night, Red.

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    Nov 14, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    styrgan saidGlad to hear your partner is doing well and that you had a nice dose of luck for the night, Red.

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    Thank you! Yeah, we were overdue for some good luck for a change.
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    Nov 14, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    What an excellent turn of events for you guys!

    It's sounds like your partner is doing very well.

    An evening like that had to be great for his healing process.

    Doesn't seem to have done you any harm either ;)
  • rnch

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    Nov 14, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
    your partner is a lucky man to have you in his life, r.v.

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    Nov 14, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    Rep-remand time... You should have taken pictures.... Glad to hear things are quieting down though.