What Now ?




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What Next ?

I have become perplexed by my hospital’s concern for me. You might say it is above and beyond the call of duty. I am thankful that they have consideration for my well being 24/7 and that they care and are looking out for my best interests. They supply all of my medical needs when I do need them.

The reason I became perplexed began the other day, I just called the hospital to confirm my next appointment date. I dialed the number and it rang seven or eight times. I was about ready to hang up the phone when it was answered by a computer. On the other end the voice said, “If you have been having thoughts of suicide call 1-800-xxx-xxxx immediately.” There was a slight pause, the same voice then said, ” If you are having feelings of anxiety or depression call 1- 800-xxx-xxxx. Another pause then, “if you have been sexually molested or abused please call 1-800-xxx-xxxx.”

That long, thoughtful, computer message finally ended. I then got to ask for the appointment desk, I was put on hold for 20 minutes. There I sat listening to some kind of loud, unfamiliar music in the background with a lot of static in their woofers and tweeters.

My mind was roaming to and fro, between anxiety, suicide and depression I couldn’t really tell what was going on. After I sat there for those 20 minutes thinking to myself, it dawned on me. I never had any thoughts of suicide, depression, or anxiety before. I’ve been sitting here for at least 20 minutes, this is driving me nuts! Maybe the sexual part will work out for some good, have to think about that one. I can see the ‘HEADLINE NEWS’ 75 year old taken advantage of. Not sure if it was for, or against his will.

It just seems confusing or perplexing when your put on hold a long time, minutes seem like hours. You really have a heart-to-heart talk with yourself and can imagine many negative things going on in your head, even without some bats in the old belfry.

I never thought Murphy’s Law was in effect 24/7, but I found out, it is at my house. What can go wrong, goes wrong, quicker at our house. All the time! Now along with all my other difficulties, I drop everything that I put in my hands at least once or twice, maybe three times. I finally realized that is God’s exercise program for those to lazy to do their exercises. All of that picking things up, trying to bend over, in reality is an exercise program.