Sympathy or Empathy?


When I lived on the great Canadian prairies, I had asthma.  Probably because of the dust, but more likely due to the fact that I was born in a city with 3 coal burning power-plants.

Now that I live on the west coast (ish)…  I don’t really have problems with asthma.  What I DO have problems with is CHRONIC SINUSITUS!  (Just imagine that said with a bit of reverb added for effect).  It rains for days, then it’s sunny for days.  All that changing weather/barometric whatever really wreaks havoc on the ol sinus cavities!

Do I ask for your sympathy?  no.  Do I expect you to be informed of all my ailments?  Nope!  So why did I just write a blog post about it?  …GOOD QUESTION!  I guess I’m just another dude on the internet complaining about stuff.  So here are three positive things that have happened recently:

1)  Josie, my 4 month old daughter, smiles at me when she realizes who i am!
2)  Coffee, my year and a half old puppy, woke me up this morning by standing with all four feet on my face and licking my eye.
3)  Kurt Burr stayed late after youth one night and helped me fix my scooter.  Now, it starts perfectly.

Have a great Maundy Thursday everyone!


…Might need to work on his bed-side manner.

Well, I’ve been sick plenty in my life.  Or at least it feels like i’ve been sick plenty… I had my appendix out when I was in elementary school, Asthma attacks every couple of years (but no longer, now that I live in BC! woot), Kidney issues after highschool, ugh.  I’ve had many nurses and doctors take care of me over the years!  And for the most part, as best as I can remember, the only time a doctor was anything but courteous to me was when, a week after kidney surgery, i had to tell him that I got kicked in the kidney and that it was hurting like crazy.  He was none to pleased.  Oh, and the doc that told me to drink lots of water to flush my kidney stone.  She wasn’t very friendly.
In any case, poor doctors!  When they have an “off” day, or they wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and they go and take it out on a terminally ill patient, that patient could just decide to stop fighting and give up on life!  Oh man.