the day started with a spiritual lift as I worshipped at the 9am Mass
at St. Pat’s in Mt. Dora. It was a requiem Mass for a lady named
Barbara who died at the age of 82. A long life indeed! And according to
the celebrant, she was devout in her faith! Yes, as we get older I
believe we do get devout! Especially if we start thinking that we won’t
be around much longer and are going to meet the Lord very soon! Surprised
Anyway, after Mass there was adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and I
led the Rosary with the few parishioners who stayed. It seemed like
there were fewer people this time who wanted to spend some precious
time with the Lord. I left at about 11am cause Marianne had a 12 noon
doctors appointment. On the way home I stopped at the CircleK store and
talked to the clerk about the application I had sent them online. I
gave them my phone number after the lady said she would give the info
to the store manager who was in another store at the moment. No one has
called as of yet.
We made it to the doctors on time and waited
about 20 minutes before being called. Here’s where the Down side comes
in. The doctor didn’t have any good news for my wife, saying that only
20% of her kidney was functioning and she was one step from Dialysis! I
really didn’t like the way the doctor tells Marianne these reports. She
does not seem to have any, how can I say it, doctor/patient compassion.
The doctor just blurts things out instead of saying "Well, you doing
good but you need to do this or that." No, she has to bluntly say:
"You’re one step from . . . " You know what I mean. My poor wife, who
hasn’t been feeling well lately, really got depressed after that and
you know, it affected me too! Confused
So we were really on the down side all afternoon. I didn’t even feel
like eating or doing anything. We were both wishing we were back in New
York, away from this area we live in. We miss New York and all the
hustle and bustle! And if you wanted to change doctors, well there were
many to choose from; here there’s only a few and they all seem to be in
the same office! 
So that’s our day so far, Up in the morning and
Down in the evening! A real roller coaster! Lets hope we all feel
better tomorrow!
Thanks for reading this & God Bless+