So, in spite of RINO assurances that “It’s really all over.”, and the full dose of vaccines and boosters, we got COVID. That means that we probably were exposed the previous weekend when we had our couples’ dinner group, I had my Sherlock meeting, Bonnie went to thing Sat. afternoon, and we went to a Symphony concert that evening. This has led to various health-related complications, especially for me, as I WAS going to have my RIGHT knee replaced in mid-February, (now been postponed until mid-April). However, we are both feeling better now and I don’t doubt that the worst is behind us. I’ve been eating almost nothing, so I have lost close to 20 lbs, but I don’t suggest this as a weight-loss program. I’m tired of not having any appetite, nor energy. I do believe that I (WE) are essentially well, but it has been pretty quiet around here for longer than I would like.
Things MUST be improving, however, as I have actually started reading again and felt like working on this blog post today (Wed., Feb 1). AND se are both starting to eat something like “real,” normal meals, which I take as a good sign. I mean, I like Jello, but it’s not very exciting after several days.
In any event, all of this thinking about health and doctor-related stuff suggested to me that I look at my file of Health-related cartoons to see what I’ve have squirreled away on those sorts of topics. Here’s some of what I found…
Of course, the whole reason I was planning the knee surgery in the first place might have been alleviated if I had simply paid more attention to my friend, The Wizard of Id. On the other hand, I’m not sure that a doctor isn’t preferable to a mechanic to actually do the work, even if the basic idea IS somewhat similar.
At least we haven’t yet gotten to THIS sort of thing being seriously considered, I don’t think.
Still, I do try to make some efforts to not totally ignore doing things which would contribute to continued generally acceptable health. For example,
Yeah, I know, I’m a liberal dreamer. Funny thing is, though, most of the people civilized society SAYS it admires most seem to be such people. I guess we’re all supposed to just know that happiness is a “zero-sum” game, so, in order for me to be happy, I have to make sure that I get YOUR share, too. Seems like a pretty crummy way to live. I wonder if that notion could be challenged? Time will tell, I suppose….
In the meantime, I’ll be back in a couple of weeks. Hopefully, I’ll be healthier, perhaps I’ll even be happier. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see.
Take care of yourself and be good (or at least, careful).
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic; capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows