The Universe slaps me

I tempted fate with my last post. And fate punched back. Hard. And there was blood.

Sunday the Broncos lost; Monday I coughed up blood. What a surprise. Can I blame the Broncos for this?

I thought it was odd that I hadn’t sprung a leak in a long time. And bang, there it was. It started slowly and by Tuesday I was standing over the sink watching blood circle the drain. That night I checked into the Hospital California.

And, as a bonus, c diff infected my gut two days into my stay. Wow. Well done, Universe, well done. The 1, 2 punch I hate the most. Coughing up blood and endless amounts of sitting on a hospital toilet. It doesn’t get better than that.

I’m a human sprinkler head.

The bleeding subsided today and I will be going home soon with a DIY Home-IV kit. Nice.

I think one of the meds is causing my brain to recycle vivid memories. I close my eyes and select them like computer files. They’re so clear; I can almost smell them. I know, it’s crazy. Maybe. But the ones I like watching are of my wife when she was pregnant. Our chocolate lab across her lap next to the baby bump. Her belly sticking out beyond her pea coat as she filled her lunch bag with peanut butter pretzels. Driving to the hospital and yelling at the dogs to stop barking before dropping them off at my mother-in-law’s house. The long day of giving birth. And my daughter appearing on the scene, a black head of hair, stunning, perfect.

I have no complaints about life. It has given me more than most.

9 thoughts on “The Universe slaps me

  1. Damn! Sorry you’ve been bitch slapped. I’m sending healing thoughts and good wishes your way. I loved your description of your growing family with dogs and all. Just beautiful.

  2. Sorry to hear this John. Don’t think you should blame the Broncos though. But if it makes you feel better, go ahead. Glad the bleeding has stopped and you’re back home. Hope the IVs get you going again with a speedy recovery.

    Nice flashback description sharing.

    Wishing you nothing but the best.

  3. Peanut pretzels – yummmmm! You bet on the Broncos – I’m putting my bets on you. Your memories of your family coming into being are very beautiful. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  4. I am wondering how you are doing my friend, have been on here to check if youve been posting and perhaps for some reason I am not receiving them…nope! I hope you are healthy, would love to hear you are A-Ok and enjoying living life too much to be posting about it! Karyn (Observant Mind)

    • Hi, Karyn,

      I’m still alive. 🙂 Don’t know why I haven’t felt like blogging in a long time. How you are you and the family doing? Hope all is well with your son.

      We’re doing well here. Just work and raising a teen. Trying not to mess it up. I’ve been working a lot and concentrating on that.

      I’m really glad you reached out to me. I miss my pal down under.



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