DH saw a specialist about his wrist and was given a shot. The good news is that the pain didn't come back right away so if it does come back over the next month or so they can do another surgery and fix it. We are hoping that the pain never comes back. He is starting to put some pressure on it each day in hopes that it will build the strength back up. His permanent profile has been approved so he can take the time he needs to recover properly.
Unfortunately, this means he can be deployed. The worst part is that because he is on rear-d still, he'll only get about 2 weeks' notice if they are shipping him out. All the other deploying soldiers had one month block leave and most have half days at work so they can prepare and spend time with their families. I'm not a "rip off the bandaid" sort of person; I'd prefer the time to get myself ready. I suppose I'll have to do that on my own "just in case". Last night DH and I were talking and I had one of those "You know you married a soldier when" moments. He wants to go. I understand why he does, but that doesn't make it any easier hearing him say it. He wants to do his job; it's good for his career; it's what he was trained to do. I can't even imagine how hard it is for him to be torn between duty and family. I'm not sure there is an equivalent in my life.
This whole yo-yo ride is killing me though! I wish we'd just know if he's going or not. It would be a lot easier to deal with if we just knew like the other families on post. Oh well, that's the military for you I suppose. We'll just do the best with what knowledge we have. Right now that means getting our wills done (which need to be completed anyways now that we have Little Bit) and snuggling A LOT! As an added bonus, the cuddling will raise DH's oxytocin levels which should help heal his wrist faster. The doctor thinks inflammation is the reason for the pain. I'll let you know if we find anything out.