I received this in a e/mail this morning I thought it funny . So I share it with you.
It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.
The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.
The guy at the Farmers’ Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him “services” on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.
The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town. No one produced anything. No one earned anything.
However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism. And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the bailout package works!!
The Doctors told me that the first year after a transplant , is the most difficult.
They were NOT wrong.
It has been , in a word ! Hell .
I shall spare you the details, just to say that at times I have been so low I have wept.
But lately my emotions have become easier to deal with, I have more good days than bad now.
Hopefully the first ever depression I have experienced in my life, is lifting.
Yes some days have been diamonds some were dust, but I am beginning to feel more like my old self than I have for a long time. I must have spent 2/3rd of the summer in bed.
I have recently had a biopsy on my liver at the Freemans Hospital. I shall here the result of said biopsy on the 5th of December. ( My late Mothers birthday ) Seems like that is all I have been doing all year, “waiting for results” The biopsy was the first one I have had in my life, so I did not know what to expect. But it turned out to be a piece of cake, or should I say “a piece of Liver” 🙂
Cherno is doing great eating and drinking well, he is fully recovered from the nasty virus that nearly killed him. But I know there must be some kind of internal damage, this could cause him more trouble later in life 😦
Well that is it for now , I shall be visiting you just as soon as I can. I have missed the banter we have shared.
PS. I won the Lottery last week. The first time this year. So perhaps my luck is changing, hopefully the tables are turning !!!