Friday, May 12, 2006

About me

Saying for the day: Too soon old. Too late smart.

All my life I have suffered from stupidity, stubbornness , and the inability to take advice. They are some of my least endearing characteristics.

I thought of that as I wrote about the ear infection that almost killed me. It is a good example of this part of my nature.

When I was in high school I got my first infection in that ear because I swam in a lake I was told not to. (Just about everybody that swam there that summer ended up with an ear infection). I ignored good advice because I was stupid, stubborn, and hated to do what I was told.

My local doctor sent me to a specialist who became my ear doctor from that point on.
Every other year or so it would flare up and I would go back to the specialist. He would give me an antibiotic and it would clear up.

Before one of those trips I saw my local doctor who was also a member of the congregation. He said if it was his ear he would have it operated on. Of course , because I was stupid, stubborn, and didn’t take advice, I told him I had a specialist. He said that I should get a new one. I didn’t want to be operated on so I ignored him.

How different things would have been if I had listened.

It takes us so long to learn the things we really need to know.

9850 spins without a prize. Old Hapless pictures lady luck like the fairy in the car commercial. She tries to zap Hapless with some luck and gets knocked flat on her back. The luck just bounces right off. How else does one explain all those spins. Somebody must win. It can't be a total scam. All the luck bounces someplace else. But someday the little fairy will find a hole and hit him with a full dose of luck, It could be tomorrow.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers of the rain doesn't stop and thus allow Pigeon Falls to come out of the fog and sending Hapless on vacation we will be back tomorrow with another adventure of " as the World Spins"

Looked out the window this morning and there was snow. This is May. We were getting ready to plant flowers. We don't need snow.Another very dull day. We did almost nothing except cough. I really hope it warms up tomorrow. I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous TC said...

The real problem, Doc, is distinguishing WHO to listen to and who to ignore.

These days everyone's an expert and it can be hard to distinguish who really knows what they're taking about.

But I do know one thing - some of the doctor's I currently go to know less than me!

See what I mean...?

5:29 AM  
Blogger Annette Burkett said...

I think we could take stubborness and apply it to other aspects of our life and it would be good...I just haven't figured out how to do that completely yet.

6:11 AM  
Blogger kristi said...

The only way we learn is from our own mistakes sometimes. If we could just start learning from everyone elses mistakes then we would probably be alright

7:39 AM  
Anonymous andrena said...

Yep! I can remember a few of those hard lessons myself. Now, if I could only explain that to my kids.......

7:41 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Just like the old saying "hindsight is twenty-twenty" When we are young we are conceited enough to think we know it all, as we age we are smart enough to learn we dont.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

You may be stubborn but I would not say this one was your stubborness getting in the way. Hey you had a doctor, how was you to know he wasn't helping you as he should. The other doctor could have been wrong for all you knew.

Okay, dumb question time. The spins without a prize thing you mention everyday. What is that? I thought in time I would figure it out, but I haven't!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

I agree with TC...Im not sure all Doctors are smart anymore. With all the new equipment they have I am not sure they have the ability to really "care" about a patient like the old doctors did. They say they are just too busy to get involved...well, maybe they should slow down and get to know the people who make them a successful Doctor.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

Snow in May, that sounds like my city...No wander it's warm up here, we took it from you. OOps. Sorry.

I can certainly relate to your post.
I am sorry that swim ever took place, it has cost you and your family so much through the years...I hope your ears stop suffering. Did you have the surgery after all?

How is your cold? i hope you are doing better.
How is Betty? i hope she slept peacefully through the night..

Have a wonderful wknds. Please enjoy Mother's Day with all those wonderful mom's you surround yourself with.

12:25 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Yes, we all sometimes do ignore advices and later regret it when it's too late.

2:30 PM  
Blogger butterflies said...

Oh I agree with TC too.Doctors dont always know what theyre doing! Last week when I went to the doc,he asked ME what I wanted HIM to do for ME! I said gosh your the doc..he said medicine isnt an exact science! I didnt need gobbeldy gook like that,I needed antibiotics and a chect xray.
And it wasnt stupidity on my part or yours..we go to docs cos they have the training that we dont!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Pennie said...

Well Dad, I have inherted your stubbornness. I don't always listen to the advice of my wise father. However if we weren't stubborn some of the things that happened in our life would have knocked us out for the count. I think this trait is why you are still here and able to walk after many months in bed. Check out my blog it is going to be about a similar topic.

4:20 PM  

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