WHAT'S THE (OTHER) POINT?
Seems as if I spend a lot of time seeing one doctor or the other(s). Having reached the three-quarter century mark is maybe part of the reason. I do really enjoy "going to" doctors' offices, because I am riding my Suzuki scooter, and it's SO much fun. (I carry an extra helmet--my wife's) for any alky who might need a ride home.) Back to "medical" stuff. Here I am with prostate cancer--which after fighting all through 2007 (ever heard of the "Cyberknife?") seems to be contained. I'm having shingles right now on my head (nothing but sores and a headache, though). Had TWO heart attacks before age 35, phlebitis in late sixties (both leg veins stripped), lots of body skin cancers (every six months the derm doc is zapping and cutting, and sewing here and there) and several small ops--throat nodules or something, a real great "thumb job", (didn't even know there were such people as "hand surgeons!") and etc., etc., stuff I cannot even remember.
So much for the medical crapola. "What's the point?" The point IS that through ALL of those situations and procedures, the only time I've ever given them much thought, is when I'm "in the throes" of trying to help another alky through his own dealing with illnesses and such.. This wonderful gift from God, of the program and people of Alcoholics Anonymous, has allowed me to live happily now for a looong time. Of course, perfection is not what I'm writing about here, but a much better Way of Life which is mostly comfortable.
My wife Anna and I met (she said, "We have to talk." Watch out, when "she" says "We have to talk", it's not just "talk" we're talking about!!
BTW, I've found another special friend (who I've not yet met!) and she has helped me navigate the "blog situation" (how-to) and I wish to thank her. I guess anyone who comes on this page already knows her:
she's a true blue "real" alcoholic of our type(?) and I'm certain she has that "it" which "we are willing to go to any length to get"...love that girl's sobriety. She also has weaned me of my usual four 6 kb Emails per day =grin=I'll continue to grow!