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Counting the hours.
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Colonel Edmund J. Burke
2017-04-17 14:20:35 UTC
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So many aspects of my life are linked to depression, if I had only known.
Dependence. I recall at social events like dances, tagging on with my
wife, who was then my first serious girlfriend, instead of hanging out
with the guys. Lack of communication with my parents didn't help. Right
now, I have 48 hours until my wife arrives home, and I feel as though I
can't quite make it. I was supposed to be seeing my shrink tomorrow for
this very reason, but the urologist made me put it off for a week.
Lack of interest in girls. I treated them as just human beings with a
different shape. In the end it was my wife who nailed me down, not the
other way around. But isn't that the usual case?
Inability to come to any decision.
Inability to form judgments. Other lawyers could assess what was a
reasonable settlement of a claim. I had to pick a figure. Now I know
that depression was the cause.
Memory problems. Dementia leaves a person with a memory like a blank
slate. Selective memory loss is not dementia. I thought I had the
beginnings of dementia. The testers said that my memory was functioning
O.K. Then the testers said "It could be depression."
[If the reported symptoms don't support the tests, just tell the patient
he has imaginitis. My parents told me likewise. I claimed that I
couldn't hear as well with my left ear. My parents didn't believe me,
but a medical examination showed that the ear canal was full of wax that
they couldn't move.]
There are other things, but that is all I can remember now.
Doug.
On the other hand, there is me, Colonel Edmund J. Burke. Strong in both
mind and body.... An alpha male if you will.

"Good soldiers never fade away. They just reload."
David
2017-04-18 12:13:16 UTC
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So many aspects of my life are linked to depression, if I had only known.
Dependence. I recall at social events like dances, tagging on with my
wife, who was then my first serious girlfriend, instead of hanging out
with the guys. Lack of communication with my parents didn't help. Right
now, I have 48 hours until my wife arrives home, and I feel as though I
can't quite make it. I was supposed to be seeing my shrink tomorrow for
this very reason, but the urologist made me put it off for a week.
Lack of interest in girls. I treated them as just human beings with a
different shape. In the end it was my wife who nailed me down, not the
other way around. But isn't that the usual case?
Inability to come to any decision.
Inability to form judgments. Other lawyers could assess what was a
reasonable settlement of a claim. I had to pick a figure. Now I know
that depression was the cause.
Memory problems. Dementia leaves a person with a memory like a blank
slate. Selective memory loss is not dementia. I thought I had the
beginnings of dementia. The testers said that my memory was functioning
O.K. Then the testers said "It could be depression."
[If the reported symptoms don't support the tests, just tell the patient
he has imaginitis. My parents told me likewise. I claimed that I
couldn't hear as well with my left ear. My parents didn't believe me,
but a medical examination showed that the ear canal was full of wax that
they couldn't move.]
There are other things, but that is all I can remember now.
Doug.
On the other hand, there is me, Colonel Edmund J. Burke. Strong in both
mind and body.... An alpha male if you will.

"Good soldiers never fade away. They just reload."

Mary Dial works at Albertsons.
Colonel Edmund J. Burke
2017-04-18 12:42:00 UTC
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Mary Dial works at Albertsons.
Which is why I don't know the fat sow.
David
2017-04-19 01:30:51 UTC
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Mary Dial works at Albertsons.
Which is why I don't know the fat sow.

they had mad cow disease
Doug Laidlaw
2017-04-18 13:38:22 UTC
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Doug.
On the other hand, there is me, Colonel Edmund J. Burke. Strong in both
mind and body.... An alpha male if you will.
"Good soldiers never fade away. They just reload."
You are very lucky. Be thankful. Just about every person I know has a
medical condition that runs in the family. I have depression and rotten
teeth, both inherited from my mother.

Hemophilia went from my mother's father through two successive
generations of girls. Fortunately, it passed me by. I have 3 girls.

Prostate cancer is almost trendy. I had my examination today, and the
specialist could find no evidence of cancer. She is going to review me
in 6 months, then sign me off. My father died of prostate cancer, and
my brother had something requiring an op.

Oh yes, being examined by a woman was easy. Gender difference almost
didn't matter. She was a cheerful personality, and seemed able to pass
that on to her patients. She was running 2 hours behind schedule, and
the waiting room became a convivial gathering.

My wife is expected to drive home from Melbourne tomorrow afternoon.

Doug.
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Good lawyers never fade away either. They just lose their briefs.
David
2017-04-19 05:48:14 UTC
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What is Hemophilia and Cancer?
Jack G
2017-04-19 15:39:33 UTC
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What is Hemophilia and Cancer?
A used car dealership in NYC.

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