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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Husband Speaks

The passion that Tanya puts into life is what makes me love her. She's unconventional, extreme and does things that seem over-the-top. That's why she is my wife.

The topics below have been discussed in recent days. Since I know her better than you do, I thought I'd throw in my two cents.


Even though I don't understand poker, I want Tanya to chop the river all day long if that is what SHE wants. She does her work, tends to family, she's a wonderful mother and she is a wonderful wife.

I know if it wasn't poker, it would be something else. I've been leaving The Wonders of Knitting magazine laying around lately, but she hasn't taken the bait.


As many of you know, Tanya had gastric bypass surgery, so whatever she eats or drinks doesn't linger long. She drinks like many of us do, to get a buzz. It takes more for her to maintain that buzz. She doesn't drink at home, at work or around our daughter. We do drinks and dinner every few weeks and that's it.


I admit to raising my eyebrows when I learned that Tanya drained 50 shots in half as many hours. Three shots and I'm down.


A while back, Tanya posted here that she regretted not fully disclosing how much money she spent playing poker. Since then she's played within the parameters of an agreement we hammered out together.


My wife has a special energy and focus that I've not often experienced. I love and cherish her, our daughter and our life together. I put up with her poker passion and she allows me space to pursue mine.

I'm not a gamer, gambler or poker player, but I am a happy man.


She dares to share her weaknesses and her strengths on these pages. Not many have the courage to publish the truth.


Blogger EC said...

You are both so very lucky to have found each other, it sounds like you have a very equal and loving relationship... and for the record, the thought has never even crossed my mind from your blog that you have a drinking or a gambling problem, I'm not sure how people have the audacity to accuse you of something when they don't personally know you.

8:07 AM  
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2:17 PM  
Blogger Welshman said...

"I'm not a gamer, gambler or poker player, but I am a happy man."

And that is what is important, as long as you're both happy it's nobody elses business, well it's nobody elses business anyway but you know what I mean and if you don't then Tanya can try to explain it. :-)

2:19 PM  
Blogger MOM said...

You go Bill, I am fortunate to have you for a son in law. Not many mothers have men who love their daughters as you love mine. I will agree, Tanya is extraordinary and a unique person. She has kept me hopping for many years and I have always had a smile on my face. But don't forget one thing, there is a saying "The apple don't fall far from the tree" well what more can I say. I love you both!

7:05 PM  
Blogger SeeTheRiver said...

I need more enlightenment on this alcohol and gastric bypass surgery effect.

Those articles seem to say drinking alcohol after that type of surgery is discouraged. What am I missing.

10:05 AM  
Blogger "MissT74" said...

It is discouraged, and from what I gathered in my pre-surgery education it was mostly discouraged due to people being less inhabitive when drinking, which may then lead them to eating, which may then lead them to what is known as the "Dumping Syndrome". I am very conscious when I drink, and have never been led astrayed by the alcohol to eat the foods that produce this "Dumping Syndrome" so it's never affected me the way they talk about.

On another note, I will admit to being scared out of my mind (the brainwashing in the support groups help in this) and didn't take a single drink of alcohol for more then a year after the surgery. I have just passed my 4 year anniversary and am doing well, never had a single complication and life is good. IMO.

2:42 AM  

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