Doc says, “Paul, I got some bad news for you. You’ve got six months to live.”
I say, “Six months? Doc, I can’t pay your bill in six months. I can’t do it!”
Doc says, “OK, I give you a year…”
All night I sat in the chair, could not sleep, and worked on this website. Thanksgiving website is now ready to receive this year’s updates! By 8:00 AM, I was so pissed that I called the doctors office and yelled at the poor operator (I called back and apologized later). I told him that if a doctor didn’t call me back in 30 minutes, he would need a doctor himself.
A new doctor from Seal Beach called, a doctor which Sue and I knew and liked. I left Sue sleeping at 8:40 Am and toddled down there. The office received me IMMEDIATELY and from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM is was theirs! Bad infection probably COPD related, so I got a severe dose of steroids, a potent anti-biotics, are more codeine!
To the pharmacy, the old Silver Ghost fled, making a quick stop at CVS and then on to In-And-Out for a double burger! My belly was hurting so much, I figured, why not?
Returning home, I made brunch for Sue and crashed, getting almost two hours of mandatory sleep; it was so welcomed!
After getting up, the Topper’s Newsletter and I did the “dance of the mailings,” a monthly event for the past eleven years! By 4:00 PM, they were ready to go, and off we went again. I was feeling much better than yesterday but not out of the woods yet!
We watched three movies, all Hallmark-like, so they were just our type. The first was about a male nanny and the other our first Christmas movie of the year.
The second was using a detective to solve some robberies from inside, and the detective became a nanny,
The third was a play on Cinderella and an excellent recreation in modern times.
We waited, with bated breath, for 8:00 PM to arrive so I can get another “medication hit” from those delightful little plastic bottles of chemistry.
We had the tookies, and it is 11:00 PM, and we headed for bed. I stopped in the office for a few minutes to cool down and then a night’s sleep, hopefully, after four days of staying up all night!