April 29th, 2021

Such a cool, interesting label on this bottle

Meghan was here last week and we cracked open this bottle of a new wine I bought called “Freakshow”. This is a bold, delicious Cab with a lot of body and flavor and it’s wrapped in a very cool label. I would definitely recommend this wine and I’ll buy it again. It was worth the splurge spending a few more dollars to try something new and interesting.

I got my ‘rona booster and today is two weeks after that so my immunities should be good but I will still take precautions and mask up. I had the flu-like symptoms about 12 hours afterwards and into the next morning but I got up, got busy, and it subsided. I was still tired and a little achey but the worst part was over. Still better than a ventilator.

No more ponytail! After a year and a half I finally got a haircut last week. I just couldn’t be that “long-haired bald guy” any longer but was not getting a haircut until the ‘rona calmed down and I got my shots. With the weather getting warmer it will also be nice and cool once again. Now that I got my hair cut I can have a good picture on my new passport for the next 10 years. I hope to get that done in the next few days before I go in for surgery. One less thing to do afterwards, and I am sure I will have plenty of other stuff to worry about.

And, finally…the biggest news…

I go in hospital next Monday in preparation for my surgery on Thursday. Essentially I have to go in and spend four days there before surgery just to be on an IV. I had pushed all of this aside in my mind, knowing it has to be done, but still scared as hell. That changed after I saw the doctor last week and even more so after this past Tuesday’s appointment to sign the surgery paperwork. Now I am REALLY fucking scared about it all but it has to be done. At least it is now only a double bypass; originally they were thinking it would be a triple but the surgeon said that the stent they already put in is working its magic and he is happy with how that is progressing. That was some really good news.

As I was driving home from the surgeon appointment my truck broke down on me so I had to get it towed again. Luckily I was not far from home but it is still a pain in the ass. I am not sure what broke but after looking into it I think that I have a pretty good idea of what’s wrong with it. I just cannot deal with it now since I don’t want to leave it someplace for several weeks. I won’t be able to drive after surgery anyway so I will just have it fixed when I get back home. At least I had already gotten most of the things done I needed to get done before surgery, but not everything was finished so I may have to get a ride to run a few last-minute errands.

I will, quite obviously, be out of commission for a while afterwards. I will post something when I have something to post and I am able to do so. My recovery will be my main focus…that is the most important thing to be concerned with.

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