It has become hard for me to stay interested in all the political machinations these past few months. I am well aware that the TeaParty and government shut-down are important, but . . .
On 26 May, just four months ago, I collapsed in the backyard while weed whacking. Great grand-daughter alerted my son-in-law. I became aware of people at the kitchen table an hour or so later.
Anyway, the third time I lost consciousness, I was in the hospital all wired up to a monitor. Heart stopped for 20 seconds. I now have a pacemaker.
But there is more. I was also having seizures. I am on Keppra for the seizures and Zoloft for several other items.
And if that wasn’t enough, I am being treated for prostate cancer. At the age of 72, surgery was out. So I opted for Hormone therapy, also called ‘testosterone inactivating pharmaceuticals’ or TIP. My PSA was at 8.7 in March of this year. After three shots of Lupron 7.5 (each 4 weeks apart) my PSA dropped to 0.2.
The above three health problems have taken my attention and my ‘caring’ about politics to a new low. I used to watch a whole lot of political shows on MS-NBC. Now, I just watch Rachel Maddow. No Chris Matthews or any of the others.