Ed-vise Episode 296

A back from Cali GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, a long drive back on Saturday put us in the casa that night. Exhausted we were but Sunday saw some pretty good NFL! Then it rained…suck.

Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Cause it’s MONDAY! So GET AFTER IT!

Left “Pops” on Friday. Actually told my dad that I love him. Can you believe that?

Never had I told him that to his face. NEVER. Tell my mom that no problem. Telling dad that, well, that just didn’t happen in my family. Same with my grandad. Just wasn’t something we did.

Funny how it takes something like this situation to tell someone how you genuinely feel about them.

Pops is at a point of probably adjusting from hospice care to what is called palliative care. Palliative provides different therapies to adjust the person to a new life style. Speech and physical for Pops. Hospice provides comfort care. Meaning keep the dying individual comfortable for up to six months.

Mom and dad are set up to deal with this financially. I can only imagine those who cannot. Many people end up with nothing but relying on the kindness of family and strangers. In countries like India, they literally die in the streets. Mother Theresa set up her Sisters of Charity to provide a level of hospice for the poor. It still goes on today.

‘Merica does have Medicare that helps. And there are doctors and care facilities that scam the absolute shit out of this program.

The cost of health care should never break a family or a person. The Declaration of Independence says that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. That among them are LIFE. I do not understand, anymore, how people can say they love this country but demonize the notion of socialized medicine. Socialized medicine guarantees a person LIFE just as much as guns, supposedly guarantee LIBERTY.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember barbers always win races because…THEY KNOW SHORTCUTS! HAHAHAHAHAHA


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Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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