Originally Posted by smokedetector
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I actually got married in cardiac intensive care so in theory we BOTH wore dresses. His was nicer - sort of off the shoulder, open back (WAY open back), some sort of blue and white checkered pattern. He accessorized with various tubes and monitors. He also wore no shoes. He was very upset because they wouldn't allow him to shave. My wedding gift was a stuffed dog from the magazine cart (no joke).
I, on the other hand, did wear shoes and had no tubes or monitors.
They lifted his oxygen mask periodically so he could answer and kiss the bride.
I knew him about 2 months.
And then following the ceremony he took a limousine ride to another hospital (well, not exactly a limo, more like an ambulance) and I followed in my car and he spent the honeymoon (all 3-1/2 months of it) with any number of roommates in the cardiac surgery and recovery units of another hospital.
And I went home. By myself. With the stuffed dog - which my real dogs hated on sight.
And for all 3-1/2 months people said, "Are you the couple that married in CIU - " and we said, "Yes, we were," and people hugged us. Five years later we were back in the same hospital and the nursing staff remembered us!
And I'd do it all over again.