Whitesburg KY

Good health isn’t appreciated

I trust everyone had a safe and enjoyable July 4 holiday and remembered what it is all about.

Freedom is not free, it costs a lot of blood, sacrifice and devotion. All the fireworks serve as a celebration of our freedom.

Freedom is taken for granted by many of our people.

I have been a little under the weather so I haven’t ventured out of the house very much since it has been so hot except to go to the doctor or to the pharmacy to get my medicine.

I went to Mt. Vernon to see a heart specialist, and he is sending me back to Central Baptist for a tuneup. Because of ulcers I can’t take the type of blood thinner I need to thin my blood, which makes it hard for my heart to function as it is supposed to. So I have just a bit of chest pain.

There are several tests they are going to do, including some chemical tests in my stomach to see what it will tolerate.

Maybe they will come up with a solution to my dilemma. At the moment I go in every couple of months and donate 33 vials of blood to thin mine so it can circulate as it is supposed to.

It gets so thick now it would be equal to drinking honey through a straw.

I have to swallow that camera (scope) again and I’m not looking forward to it. I usually have a sore throat for two weeks afterwards.

As I have often stated, when we do have good health we don’t really appreciate it, including myself.

I had a heart attack in Oct. 2007 (which they didn’t tell me at the time), but things have gone from bad to worse since then. But by the grace of God I am still here for His purpose and known only to Him.

So I refuse to complain because I can still put my clodhoppers under me instead of in front of me, and I have done on several occasions.

I saw a sign in the hospital somewhere that said, “I complained because I had no shoes, but then I met a man who had no feet.”

That makes a person do a lot of thinking, or at least it should.

That’s all from the funny farm until next time.

Contributing writer Relon Hampton lives at Premium.

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