I'm no longer a respiratory therapist, y'all.
Am I going to miss my patients? Damn right, I will! I absolutely loved taking care of sick folks and making them better, and it was a huge bonus when they saw me around town or in the grocery store and spoke to me. It made me feel like I had done something worthwhile, and even though I might not always have recognized them ("Maybe if you'd lie down, I'd recall your name!"), it made me feel good that they recognized me!
So what now?
"What now" is that I "re-invent" myself. Get back to writing, play my guitars, maybe go back to broadcasting, keep fighting this (Alzheimer's) shit, and try to help make people better in another way, and just persevere.
Y'all didn't think I was gonna bite the big one, I hope????
HELL NO! Got too much to do yet.
Okay, I know that y'all like my "theme" blog entries, so here's one to fit the title of this one: I love Ringo's drum solo, and have played it many times myself. I also like the very last line of the song...
Thanks for being my friends!