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Close Encounters: What are you doing doctor?

August 20, 2009
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As we prepare to lose our health insurance benefits, we are rushing to complete various procedures that would be expensive without the insurance. As if the colonoscopy wasn’t invasive enough, today I’m going in to have a vasectomy.  Yes, the mere sound of that word send chills down my spine.  I’ve been manning up for the past several weeks as I prepared for this day – and I was doing fine, until I watched this video [WARNING: DangerThis should not be viewed by the squeamish.

I’ve read the research, considered it for years, and together my wife and I decided this would be the best choice. As a Dad, a father, a husband, and a leader – it is my responsibility to step up and do the right thing.  I know how much mental and physical capacity I have.  I know that it takes just about all I have to live my current life.  I know my love would multiply through more kids, but The Wife and I have decided, that we like our family enough to make choices to maintain our sanity.

As I tried to explain this to my Darling Daughter this morning, in my best 4 1/2 year old verbiage, her first and only question – which has been foremost on her mind  for awhile – was: “But Daddy, I want a baby sister!

Here are a couple of links for your reading pleasure:

That’s really all I have to say about that.  I plan on laying low  for the next couple of days.  Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated – and I’ll give you a follow up later.

By the way, I agree with our PresidentWe, as a  community – a country, have a moral obligation to provide quality health care for everyone.

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4 Comments
  1. August 21, 2009 6:12 am

    rest well – hope you recover quickly

    • August 22, 2009 8:13 pm

      Thanks Rog – actually, it hasn’t been that bad. Sure, a little pain, but the worst part is just how much it affects the core of my reality – has made me a bit more introverted and grouchy than normal. 😉

  2. August 22, 2009 6:33 pm

    Not much I can say about that now can I? Well except a reversal isn’t much fun either…or so I’ve been told by someone near and dear to my heart… who must have loved me very, very much! Happy recovery, Kim

    • August 22, 2009 8:10 pm

      Yes, I heard the longer version through my private grapevine this afternoon. Looking forward to meeting you and your family!

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