Saturday, June 21, 2008

We Interrupt This Program...

Hi, there!  No guest blogger this week, just your regular Kernal Ken.

Things, as usual, are hectic around here.

Brother-in-law, Kirk Nelson, visited this past week for two days.  I asked him when was the last time he was here and he reminded me that it was last Fall.  Well, I told him, not much has changed since then, given the title of this post, "We interrupt this program..."

I got my "interruption" in mid-November.  Ever since then, my program has been interrupted by cancer.  Even the interruptions are interrupted, such as "you might not have to have the neck dissection...we interrupt this thought to bring you the following truth - they are going to cut you open anyway..."  

You've seen the scar and the staples, which are now out, and I am starting to recover from the surgery which interrupted my recovery from the radiation and chemo.  Thankfully, every thing is clean - so far.

Next we had the funny blog interruption where The Digital Architect demonstrated our previous lack of a discussion on sex by likening his own preferences to those of his three month old daughter.  What a hoot!

Then , on Thursday, the Queen Vee got the sad news that her Dad is deteriorating rapidly, so our program was interrupted by her departure this AM for Salt Lake City where she will be for some indeterminate period.

I think the message in all this is that John Lennon was right:

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Perhaps equally to the point is the saying of the noted Japanese warrior, T. Sakurai:

"In the moment of victory, tighten your helmet strap..."

There are more "interruptions" ahead for all of us.  I hope all yours are good ones.

I'll see you on the high ground!



The Queen Vee said...

Excuse this interruption but without them life would be dull. Often the interruptions are there to remind us of what is really important. I've spent the afternoon with sisters and
a father who is ending his life journey and one that all of us will have to make.

The Dragonfly said...

I have to agree with the Queen, that often it is the interruptions that cause us to stop and evaluate, especially in the case of cancer and a dying grandfather. It may be a way for life to tell us to slow down and take a look at what is important.

Tobi said...

You fought so hard and you've managed it all so well. I'm glad that for the most part your recovery is going so smoothly. I hope you won't have anymore bumps in the road of your recovery.

Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

Well, I'm coming out with my brood to interrupt your program for a week or so. And I'm stinkin' excited about it! I'm glad to hear you are on the mend so that we can talk and talk and talk and talk! See you soon!!