Blockin' out the scenery
Breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the ?
This sign caught my eye as I entered the "facility". My mind immediately played the lyrics above. For an old man who thinks he may have some memory problems, this played loud and clear. Word for word. Long term-memory; 50 years, check! I'll get back to this pic at blog end.
Annual check-up; blood-work; PCP visit; eyes dilated and checked. New glasses ordered. Apparently, cataract surgery with in a year. All my blood-work indicates I 'm good for another year but have to lose the 25 lbs. East Texas eateries the cause.
"No second helpings" says PCP. Need to bring that A1C down and I explained that I have lost more weight in my life time than I care to describe. But I agreed. I know my body. I know I have been indulging myself since we got here. May 1st her and I get back on it.
The nurse checking me in was grounded, easy to talk to. Not a lot of questions, but enough to keep me guessing if the questions she is not suppose to ask were going to be asked. They were not. Her last question and she said it was.
"What is the most important thing to you now in your life?" From out of the blue! Caught me off-guard. A philosophy question and she was serious. "Serious" I asked. She repeated the question. I paused in thought, looked at the question from a health perspective. Figured that is where she was coming from and she was. I loved the question.
"Do you have two hours?" I responded. She smiled and waited. And the answer came directly from what my father/mother said to me quite a few times throughout my early years. "If you have your health, you have everything." My parents would then lament that all the choices in the world were open to me. No limitations other than what I decide. A health issue was not setting my limitations.
"My health" I answered. And from my parents perspective and teachings, it still is and more so now. I think she typed the answer in the computer.
She was done but surprisingly had time to chat.
She asked if I had been to "Andys" yet. Nope! "What is Andy's?" Apparently serves Custard and ice cream eats. "Hot fudge and pecan sundae!" I could only see her eyes and there indicated a smile. She told me to trust her. The she asked about "Stanley's?". Nope! "Best BBQ in town." I said thanks as we would appreciate a good BBQ joint option when visiting Tyler.
I asked her if she had been to "Jimmy's Egg." She said that she has heard about it, but with three little ones, she and her husband have not been able to get the whole family out for that treat.
And it was good. A real person, good conversation in a "facility." A very nice young lady, spirit, personality, with a side of humor. Refreshing in the times we live in and some of the places we need to visit.
.. can't you read the sign?"