Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Traveling this bumpy road

2005 continues to be a real peach of a year for me and mine. My mom's husband, Skip, has had a bad cough for about 3 months now, so bad that he was having difficulty sleeping, had lost interest in eating, etc. After prolonged cajoling, Mom finally convinced him to go see a good doctor (his doctor is a friend, but a hack). So, the new doc gives Skip the full work over and behold, they find a tumor on his lung. Skip was a devoted smoker for many years and only quit after having a heart attack several years ago, so this is not a complete surprise. They're going to do some sort of needle biopsy to find out whether or not the tumor is malignant and then figure out how to proceed from there. It is fortunate that Skip has great insurance because I suspect things are about to start getting expensive.

This is the latest in a series of deaths, near deaths, surgeries, pet deaths, and bizarre accidents that have plagued my family and friends for the last 5 months. I'm beginning to wonder if 2005 is some sort of karmic revenge year for evils I've committed in a prior life. Then again, that's kind of a selfish attitude, as if all of this was somehow tied to me. I'm not that cosmically important, methinks. Still, it is getting tiring going through all of this. Hopefully things will let up and me and mine will have a bit of a reprieve for a while. In the interim, please hold Skip in your thoughts. I know most of you don't know him, but he's good people.

Cuttin' and scratchin':

Various - DJ C's Junglist Bashment
(the joyous ragga jungle drum and bass upbeat get down)

Pocka - Devoured By A Shark
(more tasty free audio goodies from Archive.org)

Various - Down And Out With The Blues
(Tommy Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson know my pain)

The Acacia Strain - 3750
(throw your ears under a train)


Blogger ocular spectra said...

sorry to hear about this. i agree that 2005 has just been shitty for almost everyone i know so far on multiple levels.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous b. anca said...

even though 2005 has been shitty, take it as a learning experience. there was a time where it was normal for me to have a death every year, and when it skipped a year next year it doubled.
things happen for a reason and you have been dealing with it quite well. and thats all that matters.

keep on dancing.

2:02 PM  

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