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Saturday, November 21, 2020

On Being Grateful




Today I turn 72 years of age.  
I have only been in a hospital once, for a hernia repair back when in my thirties.  Twelve years ago when a bout of the flu turned into pneumonia was the first time I ever went to an emergency room for care, twice (that was a life changing event!).  Neither of those events were the fault of my body letting me down and for that I am very grateful.  And so it wasn’t until in my eighth decade of life that I needed medical care and was placed on a prescription drug for the first time due to my body going haywire.  I can take some solace in that.  This current situation I can accept, if I have to, I guess.  It’s no picnic.  The things I am having to go through is giving me a good insight as to the tortures those poor souls had to endure during the Spanish Inquisition.  




 

12 comments:

Frances said...

Hang in there. Life throws some curve balls sometimes but eventually it evens out. Take care.

Beanie Mouse said...

Let the information sink in and settle down...... sounds like some adjustments need to happen but as Frances said, eventually it evens out. Have a good birthday and take care!!

T3inKY said...

Happy birthday, my friend. And many more...

RedPat said...

I hope you can enjoy your birthday! Hi to Beans.

Red said...

Happy birthday. I hope you recover rapidly

John W. Wall said...

Happy birthday, John.

Brewed Journey said...

Happy B day. I hope that I’m as fortunate as you. I’m entering my 60th year with my body still holding strong. It is a blessing not to need prescription medicine and a blessing that it is available when you do need it.

Toc said...

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Hang in there and Happy Birthday.

shadowcat410 said...

Great photo, Looks candid. :) Miss you. Happy Birthday, hope to see you soon-ish. xoxo

Rose said...

Happy Belated Birthday....sorry to have missed the actual day.

Shammickite said...

Sending you lots of hugs!

CS said...

Belated birthday greetings! It's hard to imagine now, but this will all be in the rear view mirror at some point, and you can use that photo for the book cover commemorating this year!