The Return of the Satin Latin

I left the hospital yesterday afternoon but not before I started walking my way out because it was taking too long for someone to bring me a wheelchair. Something about reducing the hospital’s liability. Sounded to me like they were just buying time. Time that I don’t have since this was my 23rd invasive surgery.Continue reading “The Return of the Satin Latin”

Be on the Alert

Why? Why do you want to live life continually “on the alert” for things which may or may not, happen? Go gives a flying shit anyway (as if shit could fly)? I am drawing the line on alerts. I just got an alert from my bank telling me “you have no alerts at this time.”Continue reading “Be on the Alert”

Coming Back Strong

It has been raining for two straight days, but today it cleared up beautifully. It sounds easy enough to come back strong after suffering a loss doesn’t it? Try harder. Don’t give up. Don’t include me in the conversation. I have an unhealthy aversion to losing. I honestly don’t know where I picked up thisContinue reading “Coming Back Strong”

Bubble Gum

Remember the big row of bubble gum machines that used to make one last money grab from kids as they would depart the market? For a quarter you could get anything from sour cherry gum balls, mini super balls, and Boston Baked Beans to SweetTarts. The toys in the little plastic balls was cheap, butContinue reading “Bubble Gum”

Ouch

Or like my Uncle Mike used to say, “two big ouches!” No, not the pain of umpteen unnecessary needles for yet another useless lab, not the pain-in-the-ass newbie who won’t let me even try to get a few hours of sleep, and certainly not the minimal inconvenience of having six stents placed in my heart.Continue reading “Ouch”

The PROS & CONS of having only one leg

I have been an amputee now for twenty months. It sucks. But being the critical thinker I am (mama didn’t raise no cornpone), I have to look at both sides of any equation. I have to consider not only the obvious but the subtle nuances if you will, to provide the full picture. You mayContinue reading “The PROS & CONS of having only one leg”

Kentucky

Pulled into Etown aka Elizabethtown, KY about 10am this morning. Three different people had told me how beautiful Kentucky was. I gotta tell you, in my limited sample size, I think Arkansas kicks its ass. The ride over was great and we really benefitted from the advice from the front desk clerk who told usContinue reading “Kentucky”

Kentucky

Pulled into Etown aka Elizabethtown, KY about 10am this morning. Three different people had told me how beautiful Kentucky was. I gotta tell you, in my limited sample size, I think Arkansas kicks its ass. The ride over was great and we really benefitted from the advice from the front desk clerk who told usContinue reading “Kentucky”

Jam or Jelly?

Okay, your toast just popped up all golden brown and warm and ready to spread. What is your choice? If it is fresh-churned butter, you might not use anything else before macking out. A friend of mine uses a loaf of French bread sliced in half, 1/2# of butter, poi, topped with chunky peanut butter,Continue reading “Jam or Jelly?”

Snoring

I was curious as to why I seemed to have stopped snoring as a regular part of my sleep pattern? Evidently (no backing medical evidence) it seems that since the issues with my left leg, up to and through the 13 surgeries I endured, I started dropping weight. When the smoke had finally cleared andContinue reading “Snoring”