Archive for April, 2015

” A Balancing Act”

April 25, 2015

Spring, a variety of patterns become this fond season. Just recently while walking at night with the streetlights bright along with the illuminating parking lights: it was raining more like sleeting with the wind blowing and the rain was moving rapidly sideways. It was truly a sight as I was rushing to the grocery store. Everything is a balancing act, whether it being a conversation with someone, or anything else imaginable. How fortunate is that, with careful knowhow to be precisely correct, and it is most difficult to do at certain times to be exact. It is an art something that is natural and never learned. Speaking with a friend who is elderly who lives in Alabama, she was saying in the long course of chatting that she had made a doctor’s appointment yet had to make it later that sooner. She has many health issues and rightfully so, with no fault of her own it is just the way it is being that she has lived many years. Was speaking to someone else as his doctor was retiring and he needed an appointment couldn’t make it immediately as he has to wait a month or so. There just isn’t enough doctors and ones who are excellent aren’t in demand. It doesn’t matter whether you have insurance or not the wait is just the same regardless. This is an outrage. The price of medicines are astronomical. That too is very wrong. There shouldn’t be a choice of paying rent, utilities food and medicine if you need it. The first three are vital to the human existence. There is a huge difference between what a person needs and their wants. Some are a means of mere survival. It is terrible to be force to make a choice of basic necessity and medicine which if you need that should be at a discounted price or near to nothing as at least a person can afford it. This is when it has to be repeatedly consumed daily. Health insurance should be discounted so the person is able to obtain it especially if needed. Knowing that nothing is free and if it is there is something wrong with that scenario. However it should be affordable as medicine if needed. Some people don’t have any life or health insurance because of the cost. I might add this blogger is one of a many, simply for the fact the cost is unreachable. There are many worries and that is unfortunately on the back burner. In fact that shouldn’t be the case, as many more are in the same plight. I think more of others before myself, thinking if others who are close to me are ok than that will make me ok. That is reality in my estimation.

” All Over The Board”

April 10, 2015

Spring is chronologically here yet not in reality as the air is cold and raining. First of all have to say that I was blogging this post and it was highlighted five times and managed to save it yet after blogging 374 words I managed to lose it. My son looked in the recycled bin couldn’t find it. When that occurred I simply remained calm ate four starbursts two jolly ranchers before proceeding to recall the contents. My intention is to simply try to make these writings perfect or near to it so each time this happens I am yelling at the computer as it becomes nerve raking. Now I shall begin to recall what I lost. Put my memory to the another ultimate test. Feels like autumn now. Cold at night, needing the heat for warmth. Recently viewed” The Imitation Game” It is thought provoking, sensitive. Highly recommended. Been listening to doo-wop music, 90’s alternative while still recalling melodies familiar and progressive. Been condensing items, so a non cluttering becomes a habit. Recently went to Dr. Shapiro. After a battery of eye tests as usual. He greets me and calls me ‘Gracie’. There are only a few who may refer to me by that name. It is a sign of affection to me only by a few not all. As the doctor is checking my eyes through a scope both of us start chatting away about family. Asks it if I’ve taken a trip to the East Coast and while is uttering those words I’m thinking how wonderful it would be again live there. I tell him about my son writing a book that is being sold on Amazon” Perdition’s Epilogue” Book 1. And that Andre is working on Book 2. He says I must be so proud of him. My thought again to that statement is how much. I tell him that Andre had mrsa and Dr. Shapiro said he comes in contact with that daily. I also say that my son has been diagnosed with Amyloidosis and that it has settled in his kidneys. My doctor is very familiar with amyloids. Tells me that he operates on persons who have or have had them. I tell him that amyloids are found in the heart, liver and other vital organs. He mentions that amyloids are found in the eyes also. I have been going to Dr. Shapiro for nine years. On one of those my visits he mentioned that I would be his patient till he retires. I mention to him that I went to another eye doctor for 25 years. He already knew that because he had the all my records. At my first visit with Dr. Shapiro I was apprehensive of course. At this initial visit he said that’ you have the best attitude given the cards you’ve been dealt’ I have to recall this positive statement now and then. It is in the fashion of being philosophical in nature. I have to keep this pertinent statement in mind when asking him questions that deal in a personal nature.