One of the many things I have learned over the past month or so is that once the body hits the 70-year mark, the warranty expires on all its parts. I should’a read the fine print. I keep hoping to be able to start my post with … “Filosofa Rides Again!” … or something equally energetic, but I’m not there yet, folks. They tell me that patience is the key, that at my age, healing takes time, but patience has never been my strong suit and mine has been stretched beyond its limits, driving my mind into a dark and foreboding place.
Another thing I’ve learned is that healthcare in the U.S. is seriously broken. It has become so compartmentalized, so ‘specialized’, that the patient is no longer given even minimal consideration. But I’ll have more on that another time.
Anyway, I really miss my blog, miss my blogging family, miss the interactions among us. And yes, I have been keeping up with what is happening on the U.S. political scene, and it seems that old adage is true: The more things change, the more they stay the same. The same issues are at hand today with the same tired cast of characters as when I first became ill a month or more ago. And the anti-vaxxers are still mistakenly interpreting their ‘rights’ as being whatever they want them to be at a given time.
Though I’m still far from ‘back in the saddle’, I plan to try to write a short post every other day or so … I think it might help me crawl out of the dark, dark place my mind resides in these days.
And finally, thank you all for the well-wishes and heartfelt concern you’ve sent me via comments and email. I apologize for not having answered each one individually, but know that your thoughts brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart.