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Posted on: Tuesday 02/13/2018 01:20:41

I have no good news to start with. My brother has been in the hospital for a number of reasons. Remember he got a kidney transplant in July. He ended up going for what turned out to be a large kidney stone and excess fluid build up. He also got something called CMV virus. I'm told 50% of Americans over 50 have it dormant in their bodies. It surfaces when you have repeated, long term contact with bodily fluids and excretions from someone else who has it. Turns out his kidney donor had it. 

There has been little information forthcoming, as he is not allowed visitors, as if not handled properly, the CMV virus will turn into CMV disease, and he would likely loose the kidney. Add to that, as usual, he is not taking or returning calls, voice mail or texts. My niece is an RN there, and was able to slip in, briefly see him and go over his chart yesterday. She said he looks horrible, and they have him doped up like mad on an IV of Delauded. She says he had a colonoscopy on Friday to see how far the virus had spread into his body, then did another on Sunday. Twice in the past he has had numerous polyps removed. That, plus their going in again scares me, as colon cancer runs in the family. I am very worried about all of this.

With that and some other things, I have been rapid cycling the last two weeks, the old mood swing roller coaster ride. It's my brother, work, this whole nonsense with the divorce related financial stuff, and the fact that someone I have been corresponding with for over a year is upset with me and is now not talking to me. I won't go into why.

On the plus side, the company held a celebration for my 35th anniversary on Friday. My actual hire date is Valentine's Day. Ironic. There was a big cake, and there senior manager awarded me my plaque in front of over a hundred people. Everyone applauded me, and shook my hand or patted me on the back, and congratulated me. Everyone that is, except for my prick of a boss, who sat in a corner with his arms crossed and a bit of a scowl on his face. It doesn't bother me. In fact, I'm glad that whatever it was that bothered him about it, did so.

A very Happy Valentine's Day from me to all of our so wonderful ladies of KCL. Make those husbands and boyfriends spoil the hell out of you...  

  • kittenheel Says:
    Thirty-five years. That is impressive!

  • lunamor Says:
    I am feeling crappy too, man. I feel ya.

    Congrats on the longevity at work though - that’s amazing!

  • H3OsMama Says:
    Well deserved! Congrats!

  • knifeboy Says:
    Thank you, ladies. I appreciate it!
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