There are three wants in life: want wanted and wanting. But you already knew that – so let me explain why I am writing a post about them.
When you need something – it is a want. It does not matter what it costs, and it does not matter if you can afford to buy it or not. And your want might not even be available – yet.
My list of wants had been canceled – and that included my bucket list. It has been empty since being diagnosed with stage three throat cancer and given only a 40% chance of survival.
That was in 2009.
And you are probably tired of hearing about my 40% survival story.
But I know a few people in dire straits because of loss of employment, health issues, or lack of money, so I hope they will find that story inspirational.
Because the easiest thing for them to do would be to give up.
So, rather than giving up on ever attaining a particular want – make it something you think about – day and night – and imagine yourself getting that want.
Make that particular want – a goal and think of ways to attain it.
And never, ever, give up!
Wants are either achieved – or they become the wanted.
In my case, I had given up my dreams and wants because I was so happy to have survived my cancer illness.
I am cancer-free and alive, and I now have my own place – for the first time since 1975.
I have what I have wanted – to survive cancer!
However, today I created a new bucket list.
But there are only two items on the list.
The two items on my bucket list are:
This morning, I went to the oral surgeon at the urging of my dentist. I saw the surgeon in January, but everything appeared to be stable in the affected area of my mouth, so he didn’t want to see me again until September.
But last week, I went to see Mouna, my dentist, and gal pal. She was concerned and told me that she would call the surgeon to explain the current state of the extracted area.
Later that day, Mouna called me at home to explain that she spoke to the surgeon, and he agreed to see me right away.
It has been three years since my tooth was removed – and the area of the extraction still has not healed.
Today, when the surgeon checked my mouth, he decided that I needed to have surgery to try to grind down the bone fragment still remaining in the extracted area.
And although the surgery will be performed in the hospital – this is a last-ditch attempt to see if the area will heal. If not, then it might be the removal of the affected jaw bone and having a piece of bone taken from my leg.
When I left his office, I sat in my car and cried. It just never seems to end.
After feeling sorry for myself – I drove home to my Holly, who was waiting for me at the door.
I guess what I want now is some peace.
I am not going to worry and will try to stay positive.
And I know the waiting will be difficult.
But Danny, you have gone through much worse – stop acting like a cry baby and put on your big boy pants!
For once, you are right, Spanky!
Maybe, I will pour myself a vodka and root beer drink. It will be my first drink in months – but I won’t be celebrating.
As for Love – you can’t chase after love – you just have to wait for Cupid to steer you in the right direction.
And there is a gal that I’ve been thinking about a lot, lately.
But her identity will remain a secret.
Anyway, that is how my week went.
Tomorrow will be a better day!
I am already smiling – I have so much to be thankful for.
And today is my buddy, Peter Hrehoruk’s birthday!
He is four months younger than me but a whole lot smarter and better looking!
Happy birthday, Peter!
And thanks to Mouna, for saving me – again!
Dedicated to Mouna
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