Stronger and Stronger

  2001 was a year of severe challenges for me. Central to the topic my large intestine died.

 I started to bleed and went to the Dr. An exam was performed were they put a flashlight and a camera on the end of a long flexible tube and stick the whole thing up your rectum. This was not as much fun as it sounds. 

  My large intestine was filled with little red bumps. They told me I had to have my large intestine removed ASAP. The next day I went to surgery and the deed was done.

Three days later I had a fever and a heart beat of 120. Then things got worse.

I had irregularly heart beats and a Staff Infection.   Then things got much worse.

The infection began to spread and did not respond to treatment. They had to take blood from my chest because my veins became hard and would collapse when they tried to draw blood. I over heard them use the word “cascade”…When I worked I Respiratory Care I knew that when the Dr. said the pt’s problems were “cascading” the pt. was near death.

This went one for two weeks. I hallucinated. My wife told me I was in a deep conversation with someone. I was not aware of “reality”. I have no memory of this. 

  Then I got better. In one month I had lost 50 lbs.   I went home.

The next morning at 4am I went to our sacred room and prayed. On impulse I picked up the Barbara G Walker’s deck of tarot cards. I shuffled them and one card popped out. It was the Queen of Swords : Kali.

The picture illustrated Kali dancing on the body of Shiva while she drew entrails from his belly and devoured them.  

I laughed and it hurt and I laughed more. I began to hurt so much I yelped in pain. My wife came into the room and wiped the tears from face and said “what is that smell?’ 

 We both looked down and saw my Ostomy bag had come off and I had **** in my lap. Talk about bullshit…DD             

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Dewduster Dewduster
66-70, M
7 Responses Mar 2, 2009

Thank you EccentricOne, I hope the Mother Goddess will feel/say the same after I die and return to my Creator!...DD

Oh man!!! What a rough ride for you! Hope you are doing better now.<br />
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I liked the ending of the story there (not the actual happening but you know what I mean ;)

Thank you MrsIcb4rP and WarriorMom. Short of severe pain I do think it is best to laugh at what ever life (Goddess) throws at you and I suspect we are friends because you feel the same way…DD

You crack me up. Your good medicine for me. When I catch myself taking life too seriously, all I'll need to do is read one of your stories to put things back into perspective. Smile

Worse, 8 years later it still can happen...DD

Some story Dewduster that was a mess wasnt it???

Talk about "slapstick" and "pratfalls" if we had a comic team (LMFAO) we would both be dead before the first rehearsal was over!!!...DD