Of Pain, Rings and Healthy Sexual Innuendos

The other day, a friend (Debi *cough*) suggested that I waited for my Piano Man to say I do before letting my body fall apart. I laughed so loud that I’m certain I scared the living Buddha out of most of my neighbors. You see, I had just told my Piano Man, “Hm, they’ve already scheduled me for twenty-one appointments this month. See how clever I am? Now you have no choice but to adore me, even if bits of me start to fall off at random times. I have a ring!”

It is one of our preferred post-wedded jokes. We love telling each other, “Kiss me now. I have a ring.” Or “Show me your [insert body part here *giggles*]. I have a ring.” One of my Piano Man’s favorites is: “Stop telling me how tired I look and lie down, so I can rub you. I have a ring.”

I used to feel guilty about needing to be rubbed every night; particularly after he had spent the entire day playing the piano. But I married the best man in the world, my Wicked Luvs; a magnificent soul who never forgets to tell me, “I’m so proud of you. You are so brave.” Often, as my Piano Man’s strong fingers knead soothing miracles into my shoulder, down my back and into the aches burning my hip, he whispers, “Letting me help doesn’t make you less, Witch. I have a ring. And great hands. And sexy legs.” (Yep, my legendary modesty is contagious *cough*).  

A day or so ago, my body and I were dancing merrily (if somewhat tiredly) towards healthy land. Then a few complications jumped in and laughed at my hopes. It’s something new (I’ll probably tell you once I have more details, but I’m not ready to share yet). Anyway, the new findings made me panic. I wanted to cry. And scream. Not because anything hurts more than usual—in fact, the acute pain is considerably less severe than it has been—I wanted to shriek and rage because I’m so damn exhausted of being sick.

I called my Piano Man from the hospital. I needed to share the misery. I can’t remember what he said to me; not the exact words—most likely something profound, funny and bursting with sexual innuendos (the man knows the woman he married). But whatever it was he said, filled my heart with healthy grins and left my soul knowing that I could take on anything my immune system might have difficulties handling. And I will never have to do it alone.

I tied my Self to a Heart that makes me More…
…together, We can do Anything…
We have Rings… and all kinds of sexy bits to explore…

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  1. Support is the one thing you don't miss unless it's gone. It's good that you give your husband the credit he deserves. And it's even better that you both clearly appreciate one another so much. And although, yes, the teasing that you waited until you had a ring to break down is worth a smile; I'd suggest a counter argument: Maybe your body waited to have its troubles until it knew you had someone so capable to lend a hand with them? Whatever arises, like you said, "You have a ring." And lots of friends. So keep your chin up!

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    1. I always knew I had a rather smart body! *hehehe*

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  2. Fuck girl, your man has been exercising those fingers just for this moment, let them do their work on his gorgeously bound instrument, let him play on you a melody that will soothe & heal. All my loving sent via the cosmos to someone who will transform it into some sort of strength... don't know why, but Marvin Gaye is playing in my head... mmmmm.

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    1. Now I MUST tell my love why Fate filled his soul with the desire of becoming a classical pianist: the universe knew I would need rubbing!

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  3. What a good man you've got there! ❤ I'm so sorry that new complications have reared their ugly heads, Magaly! You and your Piano Man make a badass team though and those complications don't stand a chance. Sending best wishes your way. ❤❤❤

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    1. I'm hoping this bump on the road turns out to be lower than I'm perceiving at the moment. And if that's not the case, then I pray it goes away soon enough. *holding on to your wishes*

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  4. I've got Beatles playing in my head after I've read your post: "Love, love, love. All you need is love." And I don't even like the Beatles :)

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    1. Maybe you're receiving vibes from my Piano Man and the Little Princess: they LOVE The Beatles!

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  5. I'm sorry you're having so many hospital visits lately dear Magaly.

    I love that you've found the perfect man to share your life with, in sickness and in health.

    You're both adorable <3

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    1. It seems we love the same things, my beloved Yvonne!

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  6. Lovely how the universe put you both on a path that lead to each other. Sexy, smart and talented with a side order of humor is a fabulous address in which to live, wouldn't you say? Made for each other and aware is a gift and a promise that both of you take seriously. Sending all the best healing thoughts and smiling for you both. Oma Linda

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    1. The universe is rather clever. And a great matchmaker, too!

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    2. Thanks for the healing thoughts, Oma love!

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  7. I'll be back when there is wip's, chains and lashing's ! Love from your black hearted jaded , frost bitten
    FAN! xoxo

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    1. "wips, chains and and latshings" huh? What lovely image you paint. ;-D

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  8. You are blessed with love! And a ring! What a great couple you make!

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  9. How wonderful he sounds! And you have an army of friends also marching along beside you, too!

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    1. And I truly believe that the bravery my Piano Man speaks of constantly feeds on the energy I receive from those who march and dance by my side. Thank you!

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  10. Perhaps it's all those long hours of playing the piano that has prepared him to be such a wonderful care giver to you. Bless you both my Darlin! You give me hope

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    1. Indeed , Vickie! And right back at you on the hope bit!

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  11. So very thankful you have each other. <3

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  12. It must feel good to have someone whose shoulders are as strong as yours,so that you both can carry whatever is sent your way. Equality means taking an equal share of the burden as well as the same sized piece of the pie.

    Yes, that's possibly a sexual innuendo. When isn't pie really about sex?

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    1. It does. Every day of my life. I always remind myself to never forget about that... especially when the days get tough.

      Pie is so sexy.

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  13. Love may not heal you but it sure helps. Hang in there. Healing thoughts to you.

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  14. What a gorgeous tribute to your Piano Man, and to love, and to real life relationships. Real life relationships that cause your partner's problems to be your problems, and you take them on happily because you're a team, and you made a promise to them. I live in a little town and am in my early 20's, and lately it seems as though my Facebook feed has had engagement fever. People my age, people a couple of years younger, getting married to partners they've known for a few months. If only people knew that real love is rarely that whirlwind of lust and passion, it's in the daily struggles and friendship. The commitment, the promises, the sexual innuendos. Knowing that person like the back of your hand, and doing what you have to do to make them feel more comfortable when they are having health problems. Thank you Magaly for reminding me what real love is <3

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    1. The universe sets us in all kinds of dances. Some of us have to dance and step for a long time before we can find the right partners. A few lucky ones find the one with the first song... I think that for some it is very difficult to be cautions, and that can be such a painful thing.

      May we all dance with real love right in the beginning and until the end of the party. ♥

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  15. Having a ring is pretty awesome.

    It's funny about your joke. For my hubs and me, the joke was before the wedding. "I have the dress/venue/invitations/etc. you have to marry me now."

    The day of the wedding I peed on a stick, and saw two lines.

    I waved that stick in his face that morning. "I'm pregnant. You HAVE to marry me now!"

    He just laughed. "I'll be there, bella.

    And he's been there ever since.

    The body will change. The body you are in, was always going to change. You tie yourself to the soul of someone you want to explore for the rest of your life. And then you set off on the adventure together. It's beautiful. ❤

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    1. I can almost see you waving the stick in front of him and giggling. ;-D

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  16. It is evening where I live, our house is quiet .. save for the soft jazz I love listening to before bed. Tonight I will drift off thinking about you, your Piano Man, the health challenges you face, the extraordinary strength of your love and commitment to each other. I can honestly say I have never experienced anything like it. You are blessed ...

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    1. I feel blessed indeed. I always tell my Piano Man that I never wished for him before I never thought anyone could be like him. He says the same. It took us both a try or two, but once we found each other... life made sense.

      I wish for the same blessings for you. ♥

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  17. Beautiful! Love heals beyond the physical. But love also helps the body cope, knowing it is not alone on this journey. Blessings to you both. <3

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    1. Indeed! I believe love releases a kind of happy healing, which no other drug or treatment can provide. ♥

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  18. Ah, the love (and strong hands) of a good man. It outweighs so much of the lousy stuff. A man that magical might just be able to massage your body and immune system right back into balance. :)

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    1. Just wait until I read this to him. It will leave him grinning from ear to ear. ;-D

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  19. I am so happy you have each other!!!! Sending out much love to you both! Give a hug to your Piano Man for me and tell him, I am so grateful he is there for you!
    xoxoxo

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    1. I shall hug him until he squeaks. Hehehe!

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