Is It May Already?

images-1.jpgDid you miss me? Probably not but I’ve been away for several weeks. Here’s the thing about getting old: It Sucks!

It all started with a little fever, some disorientation and weakness, and eventually a spinning fall in the dark which left me on the floor in great pain. After a rainy ambulance ride to the hospital I ended up flat on my back with a fracture in my lower back. Oh, I also had pneumonia and was entering septic shock.

Not good.

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That Weaze, That Sneeze, And All Those Miseries

imgres-1.pngSettling in to Florida, despite the Hurricane, Black-Out, and landing in the Eleventh Ring of Hell where they deny Internet access. I guess I wasn’t too busy this last weekend so they hauled me off to the hospital for another bout of pneumonia.

Note to Hillary: You’re a better man than I am!

It’s only been a couple of days but I’m completely thrown off for the remainder of the month. Despite all that quiet-time lying in a hospital bed, I couldn’t read, and now that I am home with all the oxygen and pills, I still haven’t been able to focus enough to read … maybe I should poke around for a steamy jungle fever adventure to re-start the engines.

 

 

Old and Grey and Full of Germs

hospitalSitting by the fire reading my W. B. Yeats and considering intimations of mortality I silently closed my iPad and thought back to life as I experienced it just last week: three lazy days of laying in bed with frequent excursions to practice my projectile diarrhea. Ah, the vicissitudes of old age where mere gastric distress can be the harbinger of the abyss of dehydration, rapidly dropping blood pressure, and a midnight ride to the local hospital emergency room.

Four days of laying on your back in a modern hospital bed stuffed with weasels doing calisthenics, needles and tubes and beeping electronics, not to mention banks of nurses full of apologies when they jam a dull needle in each arm (several times).

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