Saturday, October 8, 2016
The Love Birds are Back Home
The Lovebirds are finally back home! That's what all the relatives are saying...and with not just a little relief. It's been quite a week. I returned home on Wednesday but couldn't really relax until my husband came home on Friday, yesterday afternoon. We both went into the hospital early Monday morning and underwent major abdominal surgery. I gave my husband one of my kidneys. Everything seems to be "taking" fine, although he's going to be on a wack of medications for the rest of his life.
This operation has been planned for about six years and so we were well prepared, mentally and physically. Our family has been very supportive. Kidney transplant operations are quite common these days. My surgeon says he's done 1200 so far. Because we live in Canada and have a universal national health care plan, all we ever had to do for all the myriad of tests, and the operations themselves, was show our "Carecards". Never a word about money, insurance or anything else.
One thing about pain, it does concentrate the mind. Gone were all thoughts about geopolitics...Syria crisis and all. Gone were all reactions to the latest US election scandals and revelations. All thoughts were on being able to turn over in bed without bursting my stitches (or so it felt like). So now, I'm back in the land of the living, as they say....and starting to catch up and regain interest in the world. I hope to post a couple of half finished articles on Syria and the Philippines. One thing is my energy level is unpredictable. I will have a burst of energy and get a lot of things accomplished and then, like a balloon, I suddenly deflate and have NO energy. So I don't know how regular my posts will be in the coming days and weeks. I hope my readers will understand. Additionally, the Blogosphere is undergoing a subtle shift...the Editor of the blog Occurrences is saying that Google and the other megalith Internet controllers from the main$tream media goons are tightening and restricting the ability of Bloggers to spread our message of truth. To me this is the inevitable sign of success. We've reached the "Then they fight you" stage of Gandhi's maxim about activism:
First they ignore you
Then they laugh at you
Then they fight you
Then you win.
Sometimes I feel that Bloggers are like the man with the two grocery bags facing down the tanks in Tiananmen Square so many years ago. I published that video in a recent post. We're so small, relative to the power of those who want to marginalize us and negate our message. But Bloggers have the second strongest weapon on the face of the earth...the truth. The strongest weapon is love.