There is never a good time to have health issues pop up, but there are certainly worse times and right before Christmas is right up there on top of the list of bad times. My step-father has been having to go to the doctor a lot more than usual this past year. He is only 57 and has always seemed to be in the best of shape and just brimming over with good health.
Well my mother just brought him back from another doctor’s visit and they have been told that they are afraid that he is a prime candidate for DVT (blood clot(s) that can form in one of your major vein(s) of your body, most commonly in your legs, t can also occur in your arms) and/or PE (Which is when a clot breaks off from its point of origin (DVT) and takes a trip to the lungs, hence it prevents your normal blood flow, it is called a pulmonary embolism).
So it looks like the two of them will be backing off of a lot of the tasks that they generally take on during the holidays. Which is a decision that I fully support and hope that I can help out in any way that I can.
Even though a lot of people are turning to their cell phones and other electronic devices to see what time it is. I have still enjoyed wearing my wrist watches so that I don’t have to dig out my cell phone to see the time, I’d rather have it at a quick glance. I love going to the flea market, there are several vendors there that always have the greatest selection of watches that you can try on and hopefully purchase if the price is right.
I also enjoy looking online to see all the new fangled automatic watches that are out on the market now. Of course there are other types of watches to utilize as well. My grandfather always had a nice pocket watch that he either had in his pocket (Dah) or hanging from a chain clipped somewhere on his shirt. My mother on the hand used to wear a nice necklace watch that I always was fascinated with and always wanted her to let me wear.
I’ve even seen some pretty cool ring watches, but I don’t think that I could handle all of the bulk on any of my fingers. Anyway I’m glad to know that there are still plenty of options available to us all to see what time of the day (or night) it is and I hope that more people will head back to this wonderful time pieces instead of all the digital ways that we have been getting used to.
The things that you learn on Facebook these days just amazes me. I had found an old co worker of mine on Facebook and we have re connected after so many years. It just tickles me to be able to hear what she has been up to all this time. I can’t wait to be able to hook up with her for lunch in the near future so we can meet face to face after all these years. But it looks like I’ll have to wait a little bit longer than I anticipated since she is now headed to Southern California to assist her oldest son in finding a los angeles criminal defense lawyer after getting himself mixed up with the wrong crowd shortly after his arrival in L.A.
She wants to find the best california criminal lawyer in the area that will do the best job possible representing her son and felt that long distance phone calls just wouldn’t cut the mustard. She wanted to see these folks face to face to get a better feel of what they are all about. I can’t blame her for that, I’m the same way. There is nothing like looking someone right in the eye to get a good feel of what they are composed of, it’s just too bad that these people are over two thousand miles away. I hope her son appreciates all the time, expense, trouble and heartache that his mother is going through for him.
I am lucky in the fact that I have 2 sisters in my life. I couldn’t ask for better sisters to guide me throughout this crazy life time and I’m always looking for good quotes concerning sisters. This one put a smile on my face today and thought it might put a smile on another sister’s face today as well.
“She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.”
My kid sister has always had a reputation of not finishing many of the things that she has started. So I really have to say that I am so proud of her for actually following through and going back to school and finally graduating and getting her high school diploma. Now she wants to continue on with her education in the medical field but is having a hard time deciding exactly what she wants to do in this ever growing industry that we have been assured of that there will always be a strong and urgent need for. So we (other family members and myself) have been trying to help her figure it out and decide, because she needs to figure it all out and soon.
Once again the Internet has played a key role in researching the various options for her. I have been spending a bit of time with her on the computer looking around and giving her my opinions, for what ever that is worth, since I basically don’t know squat about the medical field other than what I see on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, E.R. and [scrubs]. But we are learning together and it is nice to be able to spend some time with her lately. We have always gotten along well and we usually have a good time and share many laughs together, which is good for both of us.