Rons Rants

A Blog Is A Self-Inflicted Invasion Of Privacy

Location: Newland, North Carolina, United States

I'm a fifty two year old happily married man who doesn't really like many people which is why I live on the top of a mountain.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I’ve Been Putting This Off…..

I suppose it’s because I really don’t know what to say. Jean from “Pondering” gave me a gentle internet poke in the ribs recently so….I know that some folks have still been stopping by my blog. I think that’s so cool. I do appreciate your interest.

Well….here’s the deal.

First off, let me say the Michelle is doing really well and still running around like the energizer bunny. Thank God for that. As a matter of fact, she is staining the outside of the house as we speak! I, on the other hand, haven’t been doing too well.

Turns out that all the pain, numbness and weakness in my back and legs wasn’t just a “back thing” after all and according to the “experts”…..I’m pretty well screwed. Hell, I had a pretty strong sense that it was more than your normal back deal. I’ve been in a lot of pain in my life from time to time what with playing football for so long, dirt bikes, bar brawls, broken bones, arthritis etc but nothing like THIS! The bad news is that “they” say it’s gonna get progressively worse BUT the good news is that I get all the pain medication I need. So….in the words of Bill Murray in Caddyshack…..I’ve got THAT goin’ for me.

I won’t bore ya’ll with the details. Just know that no matter what the experts say, I’m in God’s hands. I never believed in miracles until I discovered that I was married to one! I was in the room when the Oncologist told us that she had two years or less to live. Well…it’s been nine years I believe and she’s still marching around banging that bass drum. We have always said and believed that (a) God is in charge of everything and (b) There is NOTHING that God can’t fix so…..I’ve got THAT goin’ for me.

Anyway, that’s the reason I haven’t posted for so long and really, why I have been so sporadic even before now. Just sitting, standing, walking, lying down or ANYTHING for very long has been painful and has continually gotten worse. Not to mention the fact that I wobble around like a friggin’ town drunk most of the time and stairs are a challenge for me. I’m sort of glad that I played football way back in the day. It taught me how to break my fall properly. LOL.

I do intend on buying a laptop and doing the wireless internet thing very soon so that I don’t have to deal with going up and down stairs as much. Maybe I’ll be able to start back blogging again. I DO have some things I’d like to write about. And I DO miss staying in touch with you folks.

You know, it’s funny, I’ve always written pretty much anything I felt like writing but I realize now that I HAVE actually held a few things back. I think I felt like I might embarrass some people (or myself) or shock some folks but now….I think I’m over that.

I think I have a few interesting tales yet to tell.

As a matter of fact, I’ve always wanted to tell the story of my misadventures in the Navy while stationed in the Philippines.

Well….my back and leg feels as though a pissed off alligator is gnawing on me so…..gotta move! Time for more drugs!

Better living through Oxycontin.

I’ll be back soon and, until then…..

Ya’ll take care and God Bless.


Blogger Assrot said...

Glad to hear you're still with us buddy. I'm sorry to hear you are having such a rough go of things.

When nothing else works the better living through chemistry seems to do the trick. It has kept me alive and working since a bad car accident in 1988. Without the doctors and meds, I'd be a useless human being on disability.

Thanks to modern medicine and sheer determination, I'm still working and enjoying life 21 years later.

I'm still checking your blog every week or two. I look forward to anything you write. Don't kill yourself for us though.

I'll say a prayer for you for whatever it's worth.


10/05/2009 4:35 PM  
Blogger David said...

Glad to see you back on the web. And even gladder to hear that we'll see more of you.

I'm really sorry to hear about the back problem. I have a football knee and arthritic hands as souviners of football games almost half a century ago, but, I'm thankful that mine are nowhere near yours in severity.

I'm particularly glad to hear that Michelle is doing so well. My wife went through ovarian cancer in the last year, and believe me, I feel your pain for the bad days, and your pleasure for the good ones.

Welcome back to the neighborhood.

10/05/2009 6:53 PM  
Blogger rockync said...

Well, Ron, that just sucks the big one! I'm so sorry you are in such pain and I will be praying for you and think ing of you often, sending warm hugs up the mountain at ya!
I'm glad Michelle is still doing so well. Seems she'll have her hands full now that you're under the weather.
Get that laptop and wireless thing - it's all I use anymore. But if your eyes are as bad as mine, be sure you get at least a 17" screen.
I check in here frequently and can't wait for your next tale.
You know I'll always be your #1 groupie! :)

10/05/2009 10:43 PM  
Blogger Noel said...

Been loyally checking in every few days, hoping to see you back in the groove. Whenever you feel good enough to post, I will be here to read and comment.
You might check out some mild Yoga to help your back problems, works wonders for me and many others. Slow but steady wins the race!

10/06/2009 3:46 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

oh, dear man.
I'm so sorry you're hurting that bad.
Keep me on the list for sending good, strong thoughts and lots of love.

Michelle. wow. What a pistol.

I'm here often. Looking forward to your next tale. Don't be embarrassed.
Tell all! ;-)

10/06/2009 11:03 PM  

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