Dying Man’s Daily Journal

Yesterday was the last of the needles to the stomach. It was the hardest day to stop the bleeding from the poke site. I got a bit of a chuckle a few days back a friend, well intentioned and we laughed together about it, suggested, why don’t you just put a bandage over it to if into stop at least contain the bleeding. My laugh came from me thinking and saying: “oh,gee why didn’t I think of that”? I told him I was going to post on this as if he had this thought possibly others did also.

my blood is now very thin, flowing with a consistancy, I suppose more like water than blood. The ability of the blood to clot is reduced, don’t want any clots in those tiny heart arteries of mine. It needs though to be able to clot to stop any bleeding.
Mostly it has been similar to when you donate blood. After you just hold gauze to the puncture for a minute or so and you are good to go. Same here, it is just pressure was required for a little longer. But, it stops, on goes the bandage.
Now I did try to remember to check it. A couple of times it was fine, other times it was blood soaked, other times I would forget to check until I could feel blood running down my stomach, clean it up and start the process over. Each time with length of time the pressure was applied was increased. That cycle went on all day.
Was this in anyway serious, life threatening or anything like that. No, just messy and annoying.
I am finished with those needles at least for now.
Off to see the family doc this morning. It will be the first time seeing since a lot of all of this has happened.
Thank you to all for the continued support.
I am writing this post as I have several others on the IPod. This is great, I don’t have to tackle those stairs to the PC. I have realized this thing auto corrects. I noticed a couple of times the correction wasn’t to what I was saying or meaning. You might have to guess at some of what I was trying to say. Lol

6 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal

  1. hilarymb says:

    Hi Bill .. I did too wondering about bandaging up .. but as you say it’s a good laugh – but please don’t have hysterics over it .. as that may open up the sieve once again …

    Excellent you can send posts from the ipod … or ipad?!

    Cheers for now – glad to see you in high spirits … Hilary

  2. lypenner says:

    So glad you can post from the iPad now and save yourself the stair trip! And glad you can get a good laugh over the blood situation. Our pastor is also on blood thinners and has to watch this kind of thing. All the best to you Bill!

  3. Mel says:

    *laughing* Oh sure…..slap that bandaid on and keep going! Oy–what a humbling experience that could be, given the right circumstances.
    I’m glad you have a visitor with a good sense of humour–and I’m equally glad (and I don’t mind telling ya IRRITATED) for the iPad. Little boogers try to change what it is I’m trying to type, too. They THINK I wanna use proper English. Hahahahaha..I’ll get it trained to accept that I don’t SAY BECAUSE, I say cuz..and wanna and dunno. LOLOL Silly things thinkin’ they KNOW my mind! HA!
    (((((((((( Bill )))))))))))))

  4. Dan says:


    Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

    Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

    And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

    Strive to be happy.

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