Ed-vise Episode 297

A cold GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, cold walk this morning. But, some hand shoes on the fingers made it all good. Christmas lights make for a really cool walk in the wee hours of the morning.

Talking Tuesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s Tuesday! Time for some Talkin.

Actually, gonna digress a bit today. My Boy is coming home from Texas (God bless Texas)!!! For the holidays anyway. So we will have all three of my “Cherubs” home for some Christmas cheer. Does the heart good to have this happen. Especially during these days.

Gonna talk a bit about my Pop’s issue with Vascular Dementia (VD).

I know about dementia. I believe certain members of my family have had it since forever. Every teacher I had in public education probably suffered from it. Why? Because they ALWAYS yelled at me! Nor could they understand my highbrow comedic antics.

As I study a bit more on my Pops issues and medical history, I start to piece bits together.

See, VD (not the STD), comes about, often, from strokes. Well, Pops, back in the summer of 2019, showed signs of having a bunch of micro-strokes. This occurred around the time that my parents both fell and broke their hips (long story).

Well, Pops, while in the recent hospital visit/ rehab pit, had some vascular surgery done to clear the blockage in an artery going to his brain. A bit of blockage. Another factor in VD (not the STD) is high blood pressure. Dad has had this issue for some time. Even before the strokes.

Now, this little issue is rare, according to the Mayo Clinic, before age 65. But as we age, you become more susceptible to it.

We have one body. That sucker is a fragile little daisy on the inside. Outside, looks hard core and can take a beating. Inside though, man! FRA-G-LE (that’s Italian)! Take care of that blood pressure folks. Meditate, exercise, get a hobby, and hug your family! Otherwise, if you pop a blood vessel, you’re done! And if not “done” you are in for a BIG medical cost cause HEAVEN FORBID we spend some of that military money on socialized healthcare.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember the difference in Bird Flu and Swine Flu is one gets TWEETED and the other gets…OINKMENT! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA (snort) HAHAHAHAHAHA


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Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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