During the recovery from my recent - not really severe, at all - injuries, mostly to my knee, my dear G has been a sort of real-life Clancy, doing everything for me, keeping us going. As hard-working and good-tempered as she's been, through all of this, I couldn't help but think of that other plucky nurse. Also, when the situation really started getting me down, and I felt like abandoning myself to full-throttle whining, I would think about the real suffering of Froman and compare it with my own situation, then compare both with the beautiful Hollywood suffering of the film version, and it'd be enough to tamp down some of my drama queen tendencies and make me laugh at myself. Yes, all my pain will be redeemed and - some day - my leg brace will come off and... I'll walk!
Not surprisingly, for G's birthday, yesterday, I'd planned on a nurse theme for her card. Something pretty simple. But then I imagined a Photoshop sequence based on one of my favorite scenes from the movie. Then I realized that I didn't have enough time to finish and still be able to give it to her on her birthday morning, so I reverted to the original plan. Luckily, I then had enough time during the day to finish this second one, as well. I gave it to her last night at dinner.
If you've never seen the movie... well, hmm... maybe what follows will make no sense at all. Sorry if that's the case. You should rent it; highly recommended.
(This scene comes when Jane is in the hospital again, at her lowest ebb, when it looks like they might have to amputate. I've used some of the actual dialogue from the scene.)
And then this is my little craft project for putting the images together into some sort of a card-like format. All very last minute - and totally unplanned - but it came out OK in the end, I think; kinda cute!