This is just going to be a quick post, so I am using the Quick Press function for the first time. Two days ago Teresa let our readers know of her anxiety due to surgery, which was scheduled for the next day (yesterday, the 10th). We had to get up well before 5:00 AM in order to be at the Ambulatory Surgery center at West Penn at 6:00. When got there almost a half hour early we were told that her surgery was not scheduled for today and the surgeon could not be reached because he was taking a vacation day. Teresa was greatly distressed. We spent much of the rest of the morning trying to track down someone who could offer us an explanation for this absurd situation. By the time we got some breakfast into T’s belly, she could hardly eat. Her appetite was gone. When we got home we slept until mid-afternoon, and then we had to make the rounds of cell phone calls to family members, friends and neighbors who had called before the surgery to let us know that they were praying for us. Teresa wanted me to post an article yesterday, but I simply had no desire to blog about it. Today she reminded me that I agreed to write a post and then waited. And waited. I knew she wanted to blog. She always wants to blog. But she was waiting on me. So here it is – the post I agreed to publish. There are other things I want to write about, but I’ll save them for later.
On the occasion of incompetence such as this I am reminded of all the reasons why I despise and distrust the whole medical and pharmaceutical industrial complex. I am preparing to compose a series of blog articles in the Catholibertarian spirit which will help the readers of this blog to have greater access to information which can make it possible for them to make better choices for their health when better choices are available. Toward the end of being able to make those better choices for myself and my family I have been immersing myself for the last two years into such education and training as I can find on the meager budget I can dedicate to it. I now feel compelled to to begin to share it with the readers of Catholibertarian. That, of course, means that my participation in this blog that I share with my wife will increase. I hope that will be a welcome change.