Big Risk

Nov 15, 2019

The risk sometimes is surgery. The doctor says “you’re going to have to go to surgery” and I’ve had three of them, total hip replacement. And you have to take the anesthesia and the whole nine yards and they can only hope that you wake up and there’s no complications and whatever. I mean, they ultimately, the surgeries haven’t been successful and that I still have a limp. But that was because I didn’t have a strong enough bone to be able to do whatever they were trying to do.

Three of them in this same hip here. But it’s just the idea of any kind of surgery or heavy duty operation, any medical stuff, you’re always at risk because you really don’t know what can happen. So I would say that’s three of those moral lessons.

Yeah, the scar goes from my knee all the way up, all the way up, and all the way up and all the way there. But this last time around he, however he did it, he had to, I guess, lengthen whatever, or use whatever kind of bone he could. But then he had to, he showed me pictures of it, it’s like wiring, like a spiral with extra wire to support what’s there. It’s like a five hour operation, six hours.

Is it painful?

It’s, because of the weight discrepancy, sometimes it’s, it’s that kind of way. But it’s not excruciating pain, but it’s uncomfortable. I really should be in some kind of physical therapy and I haven’t figured out where to go, but it’s in the works of things to be doing.

But I would say any kind of medical stuff that we go through you know, you’re just here in the hands of the surgeon. The interesting thing is, without even asking for it every time, which I find interesting, including when I’m in the emergency room, which was recently about some stuff. For some reason, there’s always a social worker that just happens to come by and there’s always a minister chaplain that just happens to come by. And it’s like any time something, here’s the minster and here’s the son, here’s the minister, and here’s the son, and I thought, “God, you really kind of have me covered.” It’s just, those are the two. You know, you pray. If God’s going to take you, he’s going to take you. You know what I mean? It’s like you just have to block it out, that anything terrible is going to happen. But it’s still, anytime anesthesia…

There was no, if you don’t do it. We have to. Yeah. But anyway, so I would say medical is… And then joyful would be the ability to, after the operation, to stand up and walk and say, “I’m not crippled, I’m not in a wheelchair. I’m not, in a way,” I have the cane that I still use, but I mean, I’m not a crippled person. So, still mobile. T-Mobile, I’m still T-Mobile.

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