something made me Google
“top 10 causes of death in the United States”
the other day. I forget why. doesn’t matter anyway. no surprise heart disease number 1. I had open heart surgery in July of 2000. mitral valve repair. not to belittle bypasses, this was full chicken chest wide open shit.
number 3 was stroke. I had 3 TIAS some months after the surgery.now that scared the s*** out of me. the first one I had no idea what was happening. Laying there listening to the radio, halfway singing along with Southern Man, all of a sudden the whole left side of my body was numb and on fire… later on when the doctor told me that I had had a mini-stroke I said how fitting and he said how so?
“to go brain dead listening to Neil Young.”
“I think you’ll be fine. Still we’re going to keep you a couple of days.”
fast forward 15 years…
number 6, diabetes. dammit. really? I gotta stab myself with those little lancet stabby thing? bleed? how many times a day?
I miss David Letterman, when top 10 lists were fun.