Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Liver Chronicles...Gee Ain't It Funny How Times Slips Right On Away...

Looks like a third blood clot may have popped up. I'm anemic, losing weight and feeling like I am sitting here waiting on my autopsy report to come back. My doctors are busting their ass. My nurses are working round the clock...I press on. I also suffer from hepatic encephalopathy, too much ammonia in my system and my mind begins to deteriorate...Kind of like listening to Kenny G.

My own again off again pending departure has been tough, I don't want to leave but sometimes it is not that we do what is right but instead what is required. (A riff on Winston Churchill). I have enjoyed these last four years including all the bumps in the road and nasty comments. If you didn't get angry then I didn't make you think, all I wanted to do.

What is a critic? An editorial writer with a specialty that can hopefully inform, enlighten and entertain on some abstract level, all I wanted to do. I have to admit being a conservative critic in a liberal cesspool comes with a unique set of challenges but the vast majority of you have treated me with respect. You don't have to agree with an opinion to understand it.

Nov. 25th is the day before my birthday and my official jumping off point. I have to take better care of myself, one person handling this workload is too much for anyone. I thank everyone for their time, patience, medical fund donations, prayers and expressed concern. I am off Facebook. You can find me on twitter @bopnjazz.

Swing hard or go home and never let the bastard get you down...Tomorrow is always a new day.

Be Well,