The new Old Me

A Blog from the Author

I have been updating this website for the past few days. I have made quite a few changes and continue to work on it for a few more days. It’s a real pain in the ass. When I get through, I believe it will be very nice. It already looks nice if I do say so myself. But that’s neither here nor there, nor the real reason I am writing this blog today.

Today I want to say thank you for stopping by and browsing my wonderfully updated website. I have been online for decades, ever since there was an online, but this is the first website that I have created entirely for myself. Is that selfish? Maybe. But on this website, I present myself to you. I will warn you that I have a nutty sense of humor and I can ramble a little bit so if you read through here you may wonder what the hell I wrote or get tired of my prose. That just sucks.

I have put my life story out here before all the gods and anybody else already. I have told you much. But that’s how I am. Attend to share everything. So most of my story is already here. I just need to update.

When I was last on this website for any length of time I had been out of the hospital for several months. But last fall, after I had created this website, I fell ill again. Around December of last year I began feeling crappy. My legs hurt and I just didn’t feel good. By January of this year, my blood pressure and my oxygen level was tanking. The nurses who visited were all deeply concerned. They thought I was close to dying. How many times had I heard that since I got out of the hospital and before in 2020? Eventually, though, I wound up sucking it up and going to the ER of another hospital. The first time I went I got a little bit of advice and checked myself out. I still could not face being in a hospital again. The second time I didn’t have much choice and everybody kept telling me that I was going to die if I didn’t do something. So that time I was admitted to the hospital.

When I went into the hospital, Woodland Heights, I weighed 317 pounds. I had been eating too much, too much of the wrong things, and because my legs were hurting at night I would get up and have alcohol and more food. You could say that I was putting myself into the grave and much of the reason was that I just didn’t give a damn about life anymore. I felt like crap, I was still suffering from all those things I got while in the hospital in 2020, and I mostly felt useless.

One of the main reasons that I wound up in the hospital is that my legs were swollen badly. They had begun what the nurse called weeping, a really weird and freaky thing where fluid leaks out of your legs. My wife was worried I was gonna lose my legs. At the time I didn’t care but I went into the hospital anyway.  The doctors put me on a shit load of Lasix.  A little over a week later I left the hospital and I weighed a little under 300. the vast majority of my weight loss was water. A couple of days later I was back in the hospital. This time I was in the ICU With a kidney infection and other infections. I was in there a few days well they gave me a lot of antibiotics. The antibiotics completely cleared all of my infections, cleared my lungs, and gave me a new lease on life.

That’s what brings me to the title of this blog, I am a new old man. I am healthier than I have been and a very long time. I have lost quite a bit of weight and I continue to lose weight at two or three pounds per week. I stay on a pretty strict diet, watching my calories and salt. I don’t have the trouble with leg pain that I did and I go to bed and go to sleep every night with a tad bit of help from some medication the doctor gave me.

From here it’s all forward and upward into a new day. I want to get this website finished so I’m not looking at the screen all day. I have a lot of work to do around the house and outside. I’m getting my car fixed, or fixing it myself, and I fully intend on going some places. I want to hang on to life now. Things are looking much better. So look out world here I come.

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