Take the Time Today…


And so at last the long awaited day is nearly here. Last June the latest round in this process began, and now, the knee replacement surgery is three days and a wake up from happening.

Back in 2008, just days after the debut of Afternoons Live, an event happened that effected Dave deeply. A good friend passed away quite suddenly and completely unexpectedly. Then, just a few months later, he learned that one of his High School friends with whom he had not spoken in many, many years had died some time before.

From those events came elements of the show which have remained to this day. First, a small salute to the high school friend; then a reminder to each and everyone of us, that time is limited and we simply do not know what the next moments hold. Never was this more clearly driven home again than in the passing of Dave’s Uncle last month. Family members including Dave, were left to consider their final conversations with the man. Some of those conversations were left in a bad place. Now, they cannot be changed.

Somehow that becomes even more relevant when one is filling out an advanced directive prior to surgery, as Dave did yesterday.

For the next 8-10 weeks Dave is going to take time away from the podcast. The original thought was that he would still be able to do it, but the truth is that requires a great deal of sitting. That is the one thing he will not be able to do a lot of during the recovery. So while there will no regular podcasts until June, there will be occasional short ones and plenty of updates, commentary and sharing about events, news and what’s happening on the Facebook Page. If you’re not already a fan, head on over and become one. Updates will also happen on Twitter and here on the website, but most of them will be on Facebook, just because it’s the easiest way to do things. The Text Machine will still be on for texts and Voice Mails (565-DAVE) and of course you can always eMail me at dave@thedavebowmanshow.com

So for the next couple of months, hang tight, Dave will be back full steam in just a few weeks. In the meanwhile enjoy the moments and the updates. Most of all, tell the people that you care about that you love them and that you would miss them if they were gone. You don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow and you don’t want to have any regrets.

Oh and please, make sure that you’re an organ donor. If you need to talk to someone about your advanced directive and wills, you can and you should contact Pat Edaburn (Pat the Lawyer) HERE.

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on March 18, 2016, in Dave, Dave's Knees, End of Life Issues and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Good Luck.

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