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No talk about sex, politics or the virus…. just me and my phobias

October 22, 2020

Yes I thought I would try something I haven’t done since I wrote “Just a thought”, my first blog, (actually it was short enough to almost be a text message), on May 7, 2010 and scratch at the grumpy veneer surrounding my soul.

Last week as I sat in the emergency room with my son waiting for test results I realized I had opened up and vocalized a fear I have been harboring since my wife passed in 1993, that being that I was terrified of going under general anesthesia for a surgery everyone was telling me I needed. I actually knew I might need the surgery a week earlier but it took another week to muster the will to face having it done.

So when the ER doctor came back with the test results the bottom line was yes my gallbladder was sick but not… emergent. I now love that word because basically it meant my concern for having to endure ‘general anesthesia’ would once again be put off to an unknown date.

To some my concern over the anesthesia was ill placed in this day and age of state of the art hospital procedures, but to me with first and foremost my wife not being able to tolerate her anesthesia and me with more than 40 years as a smoker and seeing the results when I can’t walk very far without sucking on my inhaler doesn’t bode well for going under any type of sedation.

So here I sit now waiting for a consult from a surgeon not making things any better by letting my mind wonder how I will tolerate the surgery if the doctor says I need to have it right away, and now you know why I can in no way focus my mind on writing about what is happening in the world around me.

I can only say

in respect to that world

its an election and

no matter who wins the world

will not end


put your dam mask on

when close to others

and be happy

you have some

toilet paper!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. john permalink
    October 22, 2020 1:18 pm

    Prayers for what ever comes up for you 73 john w8wej

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  2. Del Hoskins permalink
    October 22, 2020 2:06 pm

    Well Pete, gallbladder surgery is not a big deal but I get where you are coming from.. I had total knee replacement surgery and was under the knife a saw for 2 hours my wife said but the recovery was the worst part for about 2 weeks… Best thing I ever did though… For masks I have always been a rebel on wearing one…. But the town I work in is a liberal bastion of over zealous libtards….. And as for toilet paper we use a bide and use very little paper… Really works great…. Just saying… BE well

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  3. TBG permalink
    October 22, 2020 4:42 pm

    TLG was a scrub tech in her pre-RV life. Reasonable emotions, but you’ll come out the other end fixed up. I’ll say some prayers for you brother.

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  4. Jon Rukavina permalink
    October 23, 2020 6:26 pm

    Hey Pete,
    Sounds like you can put it off for now, in the near future you’ll have to bite the proverbial bullet & get it done. As you know, these things only go one way.
    I understand your trepidations; I used to fight off nurses when I was a kid over penicillin shots.
    God bless you in all your decisions.

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