Besides my retirement, I do have other accounts which I am checking on, for my ulterior motive. What is that, you may say? Well, it's something I have mentioned on this blog several months/years ago. This July, Mr. R, the kids and I are spending a long weekend in Tampa. Why Tampa? Because that is where the VASECTOMY REVERSAL DOCTOR IS LOCATED.
Yeah, that's right. After months of my not even speaking about it, my husband brought it up. He is ready. He wants to do it. I have not forced, nagged, whined or complained, I swear it. And when he chose to be ready, he made the phone call to the doctor, then put me on the line because I'm Miss Scheduling Freak, and we set the appointment. This July, we have a check up just to make sure Mr. R is even a candidate for the reversal. Due to the fact that nearly 13 years have gone by since his procedure, it may not happen. And if that is the case, I promise I will be ok with it. Unfortunately, they are so backlogged (who knew how many people were scheduling this kind of procedure? Not me!) the actual surgery date is not until June 2012. And we are on the list in case someone has a cancellation, but for now I am content with the June date. In June 2012, I will just be turning 37. Right now, I'm only concentrating on the consultation this July. We are going to get a hotel in Tampa, maybe go to a water park, and just relax. Also, this gives me a chance to really get my diabetes and blood pressure under control, to lose some weight (I'm hoping for 50lbs!) and hopefully for Mr. R to find a job where he can be home more often. I am definitely one of those people who believe that God opens doors when He sees fit. The procedure is $4950. We have already put down a deposit of $950, leaving a balance of $4000. Plus, we are going to make this a vacation; maybe the aquarium or Busch Gardens (probably not BG, as two of my kids are major pukers) and definitely the beach.
I hope you will pray for us as we walk into this journey together. We're excited and a little scared and praying that we are successful!