Off-Line for a Few Days

By | January 14, 2022

[January 14, 2022]  Yesterday, I had no post on my blog, something very rare.  I make it a point to post each day.  Part of posting is the discipline making it so.  But due to a sudden medical condition, I spent many hours in my local hospital Emergency Room.  I’ll be off-line for a few days.

A few quick comments:

  1. I appreciate that many are willing to spend a great deal of their time and money training in useable skills (like Medical Doctors, Nurses, and technicians). These people are the kind I like being around; positive attitudes, practical and down-to-earth.  Those with a college degree in gender or racial studies have wasted their time and harmed society.
  2. Those patients in the Emergency Room with me were overwhelmingly young. Most in their 30s and 40s, nearly all significantly overweight and yet were having problems that one would expect of someone much older.  Yes, there was the occasional broken arm or sprained ankle.  I found this an interesting circumstance.
  3. I was lucky. It could have been much worse.  The original medication I received (the standard prescribed) did not suit my system well, resulting in a second ER visit.  The ER staff doctor (who remembered me from two years ago) quickly figured out why and got me the proper medication.  If I had tried to “power through” like I typically do, contrary to my wife’s advice, I’d be in a terrible right now.  Special thank you to my wife, Nancy.

Tomorrow, I will make a serious attempt to be back on-line.  For now, I’m spending more time with my wife and dog.


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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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24 thoughts on “Off-Line for a Few Days

    1. benrhodesatDOS

      Maybe Gen. S. could comment or give us an update of this thinking of Joe Biden. Looks like Gen. S. called it right when he did a deep look at Biden’s leadership.

  1. E.T.

    Welcome back, Gen. Satterfield. I hope you get better and very quickly.

  2. Steve Dade

    Standing with you. We’re big fans so do what is right for your health.

    1. Pink Cloud

      Big big big fans! The best. Thanks for what you do, Gen. S. and we can wait.

  3. McStompie

    Gen. Satterfield, I’m sure that I express the same thoughts as many here and that is we want you to be around for a long long time, so please take good care of yourself. We know that as you age, things happen. But given your long-term time in the US Army, I figure you body has had some abuse along the way.

  4. old warrior

    A pleasure reading your leadership blog. Stay well my friend. You can kick some butt later.

    1. Bryan Z. Lee

      He can kick butt even if sick. That’s what separates the men from the weakling snowflakes and wannbe sissy men of our age.

      1. Lady Hawk

        ✔ Yeah, that’s what keeps me going. Gen. Satterfield and his look at life and leadership and those that succeed and fail. He is sunshine for us all. We stand with him in his time of struggle with a disease.

        1. Taser Black

          Loving these comments dedicated to Gen. Satterfield’s good health. ✔️

  5. Joe Omerrod

    Hang in there, Gen. Satterfield. We are all huuugggggeee fans of yours and we wouldn’t want you to stop your leadership blog. Nothing makes my day start better than reading your articles. Keep up the great work you are doing and thanks for your help.

  6. Greg Heyman

    We will be watching out for your next article, so take care of yourself and take your time.

      1. Willie Strumburger

        Interesting. ✔😎👍😊 I’m glad gen. s is feeling a tad better.


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