As a birthday present to myself, I bought a ticket to see Bruce Springsteen over three months ago. I figured the Ball n Chain would be doing well enough to stay by himself for roughly 24 hours as the concert is in LA and because of my back, I can’t drive down there and back in one evening. Of course, the spouse has had a lot of medical problems in the last few months, which makes me very nervous about going away for 24 hours.
He IS doing well enough to stay alone, even though I feel guilty as hell going and leaving him all by his lonesome. He is gaining weight which is great, his new pacemaker is doing fine and he has been driving himself around for the last week and a half. His stamina has increased dramatically in the last two weeks since his stomach issues have seemed to clear up since they put in the new pacemaker roughly six weeks ago and gave him antibiotics, which is standard procedure after the installation of a new pacemaker, his second since February.
Since I can’t find an excuse to blow off this concert, so why do I feel so bad leaving him all alone?
He of course, has been pushing me to go, even going so far as to pay for the hotel room for me tonight, which is just minutes from The Honda Center, where The Boss will be appearing on his next-to-last concert for this tour.
Wish me luck, and hopefully nothing goes wrong here at home whilst I am south enjoying myself…something I could really use after this year of hell for both the Ball n Chain and myself.