When my daughter Candis and my buddy Big Bob Thomas discovered that not only didn’t I have supplemental medical insurance, I also hadn’t seen a Doctor in about ten years, they ganged up on me.
When I tried explaining to them that I felt fine and my not seeing Doctor was based on my theory which was; when you take your car in for an oil change, do they not always find something else? It fell on deaf ears.
Finally, after Candis threatened to stop getting mammograms, I got some supplemental insurance and hoped that it would slow down their pestering.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, when I got the insurance, the next thing I knew, I had an appointment to see my brand new Doctor.
When I first met Doctor Deshommes (pictured above), I liked her immediately. After talking with her for a while, I began to dawn on me that maybe the reason I hadn’t seen my old Doctor much was because I didn’t care for his bedside manner.
He was a very serious dude who even though I brought my ‘A’ material, it was impossible to make this man smile let alone laugh.
On the other hand, Doctor ‘D’ managed to put me at ease even though I was worried about what tales the blood and urine samples she took would tell.
Surprisingly though, I passed everything with flying colors except for two things, a slight heart murmur, and my blood pressure was a little high, which led to me meeting the clinic’s Cardiologist, Dr. Raju. (pictured above)
As I said, I hadn’t been to a Doctor’s office in ten years, but now it seems that I’m almost there every week to see either Dr. ‘D’, her assistant, Martha, or Dr. Ragu, so I think I may have become a professional patient.
Thank God they send an Uber for me.
When I first met with Dr. Ragu to go over my test results, I immediately bonded with him when he said, “George, you’re the youngest old man I’ve ever seen.”
He also explained that my heart murmur was not life-threatening, but it did give me a 7% chance of having a stroke.
Now I’m on a small dose of blood thinners, which takes my risk down to 1%, and some blood pressure meds.
At that first meeting, Dr. Ragu also said that he likes to get to know his patients, so he asked about my life.
Hey, whoever tires of telling their life story? It’s the only story I know where I’m the hero.
In fact, when my current girlfriend says, “You’ve already told me that story,” I know it’s time to get a new girlfriend.
Anyway, after the good Doctor heard an abbreviated version of my life, he asked an interesting question … Any regrets?
After thinking about it for a moment or two, I said, “Yeah, I should’ve never got divorced.”I then went on to say that even though I was at the top of my game and doing well financially, I wasn’t happy, so I thought, “I must be married to the wrong woman?”
Taking my wrong woman theory to my lawyer, he said, “George, are you crazy? Do you have any idea what this is gonna cost you? Can’t you just fool around?”
I responded with, “I don’t care about any of that; I just need to find my soul mate.”
So here we are now, some twenty-something years later, and even though I’ve enjoyed the company of several beautiful ladies, I still haven’t found my soul mate.
However, what I miss the most is the thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars I wasted on lawyers. Thank God for wine!
Geo’s Life Liners
Hard to believe that the liberals and conservatives were watching the same speech from the president.
Wow, speaking of watching something, not only did 17 million Americans watch the Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry, but it also crashed the internet in Britain.
Hey it just shows you how big everything Royal is. However, know this Meghan, if you weren’t married to Harry, there’d be no interview, or as the Queen would say, “No crown, no cigar.”
Looks like Brees is gonna beat Brady to the hall.
The more time you spend planning, the less you’ll spend executing.
After becoming the father of two beautiful daughters, I now realize that cleaning is not a natural female instinct.
If there are different laws and different rules for different population segments, how the hell is it ever going to be any different from what it already is?
It makes no sense to wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Just run down there and light the damn thing up yourself
Successful people don’t work 9 to 5.
You have to earn respect the government can’t give it to you.
Sometimes it’s genetics, sometimes it’s how you were raised, but how your life turned out is mostly your fault.
Anything that turned out any good probably had a scary start.
Would you kill someone to protect your family? I wouldn’t hesitate.
If it’s possible to cheat, they will.
Yesterday’s wine is only a good song title.
Anyone can spot a loser, but it takes a winner to spot another one.
Tim Moore: George, your Beatles’ observation is so right: 1+1+1+1 = Unimaginable!
Jed Duval: Three movies destroyed the Hayes Code in Hollywood in the late 1960s: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?”, although Jack Warner and Mike Nichols worked with Jack Valente, going over the script line, by line, to keep it from getting an “X.” Then came “Bonnie and Clyde” with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The final blow was “Midnight Cowboy,” which won the Oscar for “Best Picture” but was originally rated “X,” then re-rated “R” after a couple of edits. Sam Peckinpah’s “The Wild Bunch,” also 1969, did not help either, but it was edited to get it to an “R.,” I say that having seen the unedited film, something I regret to this day. (Karaoke Wannabes)
Dee Gerrard McGinn: George, I just LOVE your daughter’s voice and guitar work! (Reminds Me Of Me.)
Geo: Me too, Dee.
Bruce Walker: Gary Lewis was right; he couldn’t sing. I went to the Regent Casino with some friends, not to see Gary, but to see the brand new Casino concert hall, and Gary just happened to be there that night. I spent most of the night looking at his bass player, who was standing way in the back, so I doubt that hardly anyone knew he was there. What fascinated me was the way he played that bass. His fingers looked like they were just floating up and down the fretboard. Great player. (This Diamond Ring)
Don Walker: The best preparation for becoming a GM of a radio station was kicking around some small and mid-markets. Lesson # 1) Recognize my own talent or lack of…and # 2) as a GM or SM, remember what it was like to have a salesperson slip in the control room door and ask me to cut a spot when I got off the air at 7 or midnight…The moral of the story, respect the Air Talent…not because they are stars but because they are people who have wives and kids or even friends waiting at the local watering hole…Jocks are people and deserve the respect that any hard-working individual should receive… (This Diamond Ring)
Geo: You were always very kind to me, Don.
Doug Thompson: George, I don’t know what year this was, but an interesting article on Hugh Heller written by Rollye Bornstein. Mentions KVIL…a LOT. (This Diamond Ring)
Geo: Thanks Dougie, stay safe and warm and tell the Motherland hello for me.
Bruce Murdock: Sensei, thought-provoking questions as always. Doing my retired guy show prep, I looked up CDC death figures for 2020/2019/2018. Only had 48 weeks of 2020 on the books, but it looks like, for whatever reason, 48 weeks of 2020 had 200,000+ more deaths than all in 2019 and 400,000+ more than all of 2018. #forwhatitsworth #yourmileagemayvary. (The Sting)
Geo: Thanks for the update, Bruce, and as soon as we find a decent morning man, you’re going back on middays.
Bob DeCarlo: George, you are a literary treasure! And other things too many to mention. (The Sting)
Geo: Now you’re making me blush, Bob.
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