[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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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