Hello to my friends and acquaintances of the Vine, you may have noticed that I have not been around much over the last few weeks, due personal issues.
Our son Joey, who many of you read about in my "Insanity, Can It be Inflected?" article has been fighting 2 Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria that has him fighting a Pneumonia for the last 5 or 6 months now and it looks like he’s winning, at least for now. Joey has always been a medical paradox, the stuff most people shrug off without a problem, has almost killed him, but the stuff that kills most healthy people, don’t even give him the sniffles. Someone up there is trying to teach the medical community, they still don't have a clue and we've only scratched the surface of what we need to learn about medicine.
Two weeks ago my wife Margie had a large mass (that was found on an MRI because she broke her back) removed from her pelvic cavity (who would ever have guessed that breaking your back can be a stroke of luck?), the doctor removed everything, including lymph Nodes and took Biopsies from everything left behind. Yesterday we got the report back and it turns out that she has a very early stage 1 Ovarian Cancer, but all the Biopsies of all the remaining tissue are cancer free, but she still needs Chemotherapy, which we all know, means there won’t be many good times until this is behind her/us. Because of the aggressive nature of Ovarian Cancer I made arrangements for her to get her treatment at one of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, they’re supposed to be one of the best and it turns out, one of the four in the country is less then an hour away from home.
Because of these issues with my son and wife, I doubt there’s going to be much time for the Vine and while this will make little or no difference to most Viner’s and it might even make some happy that I’m not around much, there might be a few that are wondering what happened to me and why I haven’t been around. This is the reason.
While I won’t have much time, you will see some up coming rants, mainly about deficiencies in hospital care and what they doing to earn their money, with the hope of showing consumers, we still have some power. But rest assured most of my near future posts will be rants and not much more. Because of the circumstances I’m not feeling very tolerant lately and if I post something someone finds off color, insulting, or offensive please know that is not my intention!
I am asking for a favor from people that don’t know me from a hill of beans, the Vine, if you believe in a higher power of any faith, if any of you would please say a prayer for my wife Margie, there would be no words I can find to express my gratitude! Margie and I will be married 32 years this coming August 18th and I love her more today then the day we said "I Do" and I can’t, nor do I want to even try to imagine living life without her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know that no one owes me anything and I don’t want anyone to be offended by my asking for a prayer, especially those who do not have faith in a higher power, I respect that choice too. This is just a request in the name of Humanity, which the Vine has already proved is still alive and well, we just hide it more, almost like Humanity is the same as exposing a weakness!
I Thank everyone on the Vine, for putting up with me and the support I have gotten from so many kind and caring people I will probably never even meet, that have both earned and deserve a handshake and/or a hug