Everywhere We Look

self assured black medic with crossed arms on city street

These visits never really address the problem, or maybe they do but not in a profitable manner.

Here it is the morning after. The morning after what, you may ask? The morning after yesterday.

Yesterday of course was March 17, also known as Saint Patrick’s Day, but it was also the day of my yearly doctor’s visit. A visit whereas they monitor my medicine.

I’m always impressed that these visits never really address the problem, or maybe they do but not in a profitable manner. “How are you feeling?

 “I’m still horribly tired and I still have all of the same symptoms as last year.”

“I see. Nothing new?”

“No nothing new. Back in 2019 through 2020 (after the major reaction to a medication, when I almost died…) I lost (65 pounds) weight but now I’m gaining weight back…”

“How much? Oh, I see. Well, there are many reasons to gain weight. Eating habits exercise, you know.”

“Yes, I do know, but I’m still having issues with not being able to eat.”

So, the gist of the conversation is that no matter how many symptoms one has of something being off…well, it doesn’t matter because the base numbers are pretty good, and I look much better than last year when I almost died. And it could be funny but from this end, it isn’t funny at all.

There are people who address thyroid issues, but they don’t exist in this part of the universe. We do have world-renowned doctors in this part of the world, or I should say there are world-renowned doctors that pass through this part of the world. But they don’t stay.

And as the doctor said, it could be something entirely different causing the problems. Although it feels as if I’m the only one concerned about it. Isn’t that the way it is though? If someone isn’t stepping on your toe it doesn’t bother you? I’ve been reading about thyroid problems for quite some time, years actually but the problems are still the same.

But there is only a handful of doctors to whom this problem is personal and they aren’t anyone dealing in my world. I began reading Tom Brimeyer a practitioner who specializes in thyroid problems.

He has quite a bit of information he publishes, but for some reason, his books are not for free. Of course, that’s the way it is and it should be. Whenever I first go to a doctor the first thing they want to do is slap me on a diet, but diets stopped working for me when my body stopped responding to starvation mode.

So we’ll see if the new ‘what to eat and what not to eat’ helps or if I’m just too lazy to make it work. I do have an aversion to diets that tell me I must eat six meals a day. They are small meals usually but they take over your life and demand preparation time and time to be eaten, and whatnot.

But they say as long as there is life there is hope and we press forward hoping for a better outcome than the last. There are two basic problems with people that are eternal.

The first problem is our physical health as we get older gets older also. We do know people who do well into their ‘old age’. Most of us have off days or occasional bouts with illness, but some folks have less than others defying all odds. Some old codgers when asked their secret for longevity will say things such as, ‘I drink half a bottle of Scotch a day and smoke one cigar…’

That defies all logic and we wonder if they’re really telling the truth. The truth is however the last problem people face. In reference to the proposed reason for longevity, they don’t know for certain the secret or the why they have lived a long life. They don’t know why and neither does anyone else.

The second problem is no matter the long or short of a person’s life we will all one day find ourselves standing before the judgment seat because no one will live this life forever. And that is the real question to ask not how long were you here which has a mere mortal length. The real question is are you ready for the next life which will be much longer and have much greater consequences.

Act 2:

38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40  And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.