"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry"
Oh well, I guess the saying -"the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" is true! At least for me. I don't want to bitch, but what the heck, I'm going to anyhow. I've been planning to travel the country in my motor home for the last 5 years or so.
I bought the motor home - I restored the motor home, I built a workshop to pull behind the motor home - and finally when I retired a couple of years ago - I started to put the finishing touches on my plans to travel the country.
Well as time went on, my strength and stamina began to vanish. And then in September, I started having trouble taking a deep breath, so I went to the emergency room to get some medication for what I thought was pneumonia. Well I was promptly put into the hospital where I was diagnosed with a whole shopping list of problems, Congestive heart failure, Diabetes type 2, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, and COPE, which ended up giving me a very small chance of living another 6 months. Well I've lived 5 months already and still feel pretty good, so who knows. But then according to the Doctors, my heart will just stop - no warning - just stop.
The ironic thing is -- there is a solution for the problem - a heart transplant, but I don't qualify because I don't have the right support in place to allow the transplant to take place.
They've given me a list of hospices that will help me die - but no one has offered a place to help me live. I find this to be both surprising and sad. Not just for me, but for many that are in my situation.
Well enough negativity for now - I just wanted you all to know that if I disappear and quit updating my sites on Face book, Twitter, livingfreeinamerica.com, and zooplies.com -- I'm probably dead. I promise that I won't continue to bitch about my problems -- although I will report as to my current health issues. I will do my best to update each site at least once a week.
Thanks for listening.