Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Hodgepodge

Yesterday afternoon I came home from my cataract surgery completely demoralized when I heard that Baucus and two other wolves in sheep's clothing had defeated the two Public Option amendments offered.    This news was the second piece of bad news I had come across that afternoon.  While I was waiting to be called to be prepped for surgery I picked up the morning paper, The Arizona Daily Star, to read that it is now a law that anyone with a valid permit can carry a concealed weapon into a bar or restaurant in Arizona.  How long do you think it will be before two drunks pull out their guns and do a re-enactment of the Okay Corral?  Have all the conservatives lost their collective minds?  They certainly have in my state. 


On a personal note, my surgery was a walk in the park.  I felt fine until a very bad headache crept into my skull last evening.  On a follow-up-call to my surgeon this morning he said he believed it could have been due to dehydration because my eye looked fine and the surgery was successful.  Well, we shall see because today my vision is blurred in that eye.  The doctor thinks it will clear up.  I hope so, because I will have traded one problem for another.  I am no longer looking through fog  and that's good.

Now for the promised humor to offset the bad news. 








 








I hope you feel better now.  I do! 

15 comments:

Rain said...

I hope your surgery works well and keep us informed on it. It's good it's behind you anyway.

I was also disappointed in the public option being shot down which is not surprising given the money behind blocking it. Our Senator Wyden though thinks there is still hope. It makes me so mad though because without the public option it seems this is a huge payroll for the insurance corporations as if they didn't have enough profits.

kenju said...

I hope that your eye is clear by now and your headache has gone.

You keep me posted on the health issues, Bobbie, since I no longer watch the news. It's too depressing.

Ronni said...

There's no point in making it mandatory unless they also make it affordable. They are just going to criminalize a whole nother segment of the population.

Xtreme English said...

oy! you are not alone....my most recent cataract fandango was not the happy experience of the first one several years ago. but it's improving week by week and day by day. it does get better.

Ugich Konitari said...

Darlene,

Hope you have a splendid and fast recovery from your cataract surgery. Here in India, after cataract surgery (the Phacoemulsification type)they give you medicine drops and stuff to put in everyday, and ask you not to lift stuff too much etc for a week or so.

Cheers and best wishes...

Xtreme English said...

and p.s. GUNS in AZ?? what kind of nonsense is this? where did the grownups go?

Darlene said...

*Rain - the blur has cleared up and my vision is as good as it will ever be. Thank you for the good wishes.

You are right; the current plan to make everyone have insurance is a giant windfall for the insurance industry and as long as they are involved the price of health care will continue to escalate.

*Kenju - The eye is clear now, thank you.

*Ronni - Thank you for your visit. I agree, if the bill comes down in it's present form we will have a worse mess than we had before.

*Xtreme English - I'm sorry your second surgery wasn't as good as the first, but am glad it's improving. As I said in my comment to Rain, it is better today and no longer blurry, but my vision will always be poor in that eye due to an old injury.

As for guns in Arizona - didn't anyone tell you the Mormon's in Phoenix and joined at the hip with George Bush and think this is still the wild West?

*Ugich Konitari - Same here. I put in three drops four times a day until they're gone. And I am not supposed to life anything any heavier than a gallon of milk. No danger of me doing that; I probably couldn't do so anyhow. ;-)

Beverly said...

When Lily were at the Hummingbird Festival, I almost fell out when a man and his wife walked past us, and there on his hip was his GUN. Just cruising....I was thinking, now you know how dangerous festivals are, he might need to defend himself...NOT...
On a different note, I hope your eye gets better. Take care of yourself...

Darlene said...

*Beverly - I wonder how many Columbine schools or the snipers rampage the country has to go through before they stand up to the gun lobby. Maybe I will make that my next soap box issue.

Thank you, the eye is fine now and I feel back to normal. It really wasn't a big deal; cataract surgery is fast and painless.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Congratulations on a successful surgery Darlene. So glad that it was quick and easy. At least you had that good news sweetie.

I don't know what people are thinking...legalizing guns. Darlene, this just opens up a whole new world of bad situations for your state....sorry to say.

20th Century Woman said...

Hope everything works out well with the surgery. When my mother had cataracts done they gave her trouble at first, but later turned out fine.

I'm still hoping some version of a public option will be in the final bill, but it's down to back room bargaining now, I think.

Darlene said...

*Joy - You are right. I will be afraid to go out to eat now because some looney tunes might start firing away. We really have a bunch of nut cases in our legislature.

*20th Century Woman - I guess hope springs eternal, huh? I hope Obama vetoes it if it doesn't contain the Public Option because it will be a bad bill and it will be years before it comes up again. I won't be here to see it.

Tabor said...

I am sorry that your surgery is healing less nicely than you had hoped. Eyesight is precious and we do not let someone fiddle with it unless they are very trustworthy. You should be seeing much better soon. I do not visit bars...except on island vacations...so perhaps I am safe and I will just let all the screwballs shoot themselves.

Darlene said...

*Tabor - The surgery was most successful and the surgeon has a top reputation. The blurry vision was gone by evening after I wrote this.

I don't go to bars, either, but almost all good restaurants serve liquor and it's possible for a rowdy patron to drink too much. I'm not sure I want to eat out anymore. ;-)

Darlene said...

I meant to add that the bar or restaurant has the option of posting that they will not allow guns. I will be looking for those places.