1. What makes you dislike life?
Right now, it’s pain. Pain makes it hard to focus on anything. It wears me out. It’s hard to accomplish much when you are sore and tired.
2. When has a mundane occurrence or chance completely changed the course of your life?
So many… but maybe the one that is the most mundane that caused the most problems was simply driving down the highway on a bright sunny summer day until someone who decided rules didn’t apply to him, caused a five car pile up that left me disabled. Not totally at first, although the doctor was convinced it would. I proved him wrong by learning to walk again when they said I couldn’t. But that led to a one problem after another for the past 35 years… A compound fracture that required 6 operations to fix; two Lymphoma tumors on the same leg, drug addiction after all of the medications from the accident, cancer and my daughter’s death (and eventually complete withdrawal from all drugs), and now a radiation ulcer where the tumors were and loss of use of my leg from all of the problems.
3. What has taken up too much of your life?
This is sounding redundant but disability and pain. I have better things to do that this!
4. What is the most ridiculous rule you have to follow?
To stay with the same theme… anything a doctor thinks I should do. In some cases, I try to comply. But I’m getting bolder and more vocal and starting to say “hell no!” to some of them. The most recent is the insistence that I use a CPAP machine for sleep apnea that I’m not convinced I even have. I refuse to use one and I have had half a dozen doctors get upset with me because I say no.
5. What does the voice in your head say?
The voices in my head rarely talk to me anymore because they are too busy arguing amongst themselves. Which is fine. I don’t want to get involved.
Bonus: What’s better than great sex?
According to Pinterest… this cake:
Better Than Sex Cake
1 box devil’s food cake mix
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
12 ounce jar caramel ice cream topping
8 ounces Cool Whip
½-1 cup Heath toffee bits
It’s funny on Pinterest, this cake is often listed as “Better Than You Know What” Cake, or “Better than Anything” Cake, cuz ya just can’t utter the word “sex”. Gasp!! Perish the thought! That’s even worse than the conservative Christians who refuse to called Deviled Eggs by that name and call them “Angel Eggs” instead. How precious.
So is this cake better than great sex? Hmmm… I guess I’m gonna have to just try them both to find out.