Being Fussed Over

When I was in the hospital recently for two colonoscopy procedures, I was being cared for by nurses, technicians and a doctor. One thing I can say is that I am not used to being taken care of in such a manner. Being fussed over is strange to me.

Throughout my life I am used to taking care of other people which a part of being a “people pleaser” sort of person. I am used to being the one doing things for others. Maybe I do not want to be seen as lazy or something like that. As I go on in life perhaps I should practice some self care and allow others to help along the way.

Being fussed over is something I could get used to. But then again I never want to take that for granted. Believe me I am trying to get over that pleasing everyone thing.

A Personal Update – I Had A Follow-Up Colonoscopy

Hello Friends,

I have been away for a couple of days due to a follow-up colonoscopy procedure I underwent on Friday, May 28th.

I was subject to a two-day prep, which meant a liquid diet and ingesting some horrible stuff to flush my system out to be as clear as possible. The procedure itself was nothing compared to the two days of getting ready for it. That is a common story for all who have been through a colonoscopy. One thing I know is that the anesthesia is kinda the fun part about it.

My doctor removed a 30mm polyp out of my colon. The polyp will be sent to a lab for analysis so I can know that it’s nothing to worry about or something to deal with. I am glad the whole thing is over for awhile.

I first want to thank my Mrs., The Soup Diva for taking care of me these past few days. It was not easy for her. Things are hopefully returning to a more normal state or being for us. One thing I know is that I am a horrible patient and being taken care of does not come naturally to me. I will write more about that in a follow-up post.

The nurses and technicians were great, and my doctor was a pro. I am grateful for their professionalism and care.

With grace and peace, your blogging pal

Tony

Set Your Clocks Back One Hour Tonight

Tomorrow standard time returns to clocks in a lot of places. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before turning in. You get an extra hour of sleep. Not sure I want an “extra hour” of 2020 though.

Why You Should Blog Reason #1018

I have often thought blogging is very therapeutic and gives you a chance to share your woes with others in the same boat. Right now, we need that support for one another. Thanks for your candor and sharing your experiences that can help everyone make it through another day.

As I always say, keep on blogging my friends.

Wednesday Wisdom: A Little More Action, Please #WednesdayWisdom

When you say you are a part of something people will believe you based on your actions. It’s my experience that people want to see less conversation and a little more in the doing part.

Doing what you say you will do matters and yes, I am not always good at doing that which is partially just being lazy and being imperfect. Like every other human I am a work in progress. Action is a good goal if you ask me.

However, we have it in us to do things that will draw people into our cause. Setting a good example and being a role model can bring more people to the table which can be oh so important.

Always be that person who strives to do their part and makes a change in the world. It will be amazing in how many people will be impacted hopefully for the better. A little more action, please.

Wednesday Wisdom: Resolving An Issue

Resolving conflicts means taking your issues to those who are causing the problem. Sometimes it requires others to get involved to mediate and help facilitate reconciliation. So much of what we see is airing of grievances in the public spaces that it causes a bigger problem than there should be. Resolving issues requires listening, communication, patience. Sometimes it means a separation or an agreement to disagree but that should only come as a last resort. Hopefully all things are done from a place of respect and dignity. What the world needs now is people coming together when possible.