May 7, 2015

I intended to stay in Spain in this blog for as long as possible but got derailed by Johnny having to have an angiogram & stent. Too much hospital of late, & I'm exhausted, but my question is: am I supposed to tell people? Is it the kind of thing one's family should be told as a matter of course, is it optional (I did talk to my sister, but that's because I talk to my sister), or is it on the order of getting an eye exam or going to the market, just part of daily life that concerns no one but us? I was surprised that someone announced her hysterectomy on Facebook, so that's one end of the continuum. The other end is probably my late friend Bonnie, who yelled at me for telling someone she'd had a baby: That's private! That's no one's business but my own!


  1. May 18, 2015 11:44 AM EDT
    good question...i'm a stent guy myself with other heart problems as well so understand the concerns and procedures...this stuff seems pretty routine at this point and even more so with the Boomers (younger than me but whose generation I identify a lot with) bubbling into seniority...
    - lally