Sunday, January 23, 2011

Getting Back To Myself

Way back in May of '08, my life changed.
I had pulled a 10 hour day at my job installing underground power and telephone lines and was on my way to the house for some supper, and then maybe take the boys to the beach.
While I sat at a red light, 3 cars back, someone in a bigger hurry than me had dropped their phone and had reached into the passenger floorboard to get it. When they came back up to the wheel at 55 miles an hour, there I was, still waiting for the light to change.
At the hospital, I got the typical examination, and was prescribed some muscle relaxers and told to see my doctor as soon as possible.
I had never really been sick or hurt a day in my life, and other than the DOT physicals required to drive the heavy trucks at work, I had never had a doctor, so I picked one from the list given to me at the hospital.
For a little over a year, this doctor had done nothing more than prescribe muscle relaxers, pain pills, and physical therapy, which did absolutely nothing, and when I questioned or complained, the doctors response was to increase my dosage of pain pills.
I know for some folks,they may be thinking, hell yeah ! but this was just not me, and I refused to think that pills were going to be a part of the rest of my life.
I found another doctor, away from the hospital and the city, closer to where I live, and the first time I went to see him, he let me talk, and let me have a chance to explain that I was not happy with where my current repair was headed.
Thankfully I met my current Doctor, because I sit here this morning actually feeling a little better.
I went under the knife on my lower back a week ago, and I am still recovering from that, but the Doctor that did the work told me if he had seen me sooner, the damage would not be as bad.
I heard the same story from the doctor that is scheduled to repair my neck, that if I had come in sooner there would be less damage.
Why do I bore all of you with my troubles today ?
Well, with all the problems concerning health care, I think the quality that some will get will be shame full.
I was trusting, more than I should have been, with my first doctor and it cost me some real damage, and it has also cost me financially.
There are many who would be happy to remain drugged up, I wanted to be fixed.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Is It Time To Wake Up Yet ?

Happy New Year !

I guess it is about time to rub the crusties out of our eyes and grab a big cup of coffee and get ourselves ready for the next few months worth of finger pointing and name calling.

It is now time to watch as John Boehner slides the well worn chair of Nancy Pelosi aside and attempt to make good on those promises that he and the Republicans laid out to us just a short time ago.

In one way or another, they plan to choke the life from Obamacare, they plan to revive our private sector by reducing the size of Government, and they plan on changing their own rules to make it harder to spend tax dollars.

From my side of aisle, I think some of that hope and change we heard about just may make it up to D.C., but I still remain cautious of an early smile until I see some kind of positive result.

Darrell Issa said Sunday that the Obama administration was one of the most corrupt

This piece is a little long, but very interesting.

It seems that there will be no shortage of work for lawyers or accountants at the White House.
I wonder how the liberal media will spin this ?