Flashback – Top 5 Holiday Films and Specials

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So… here’s the thing. I love doing live radio.

But you already knew that.

Podcasts are great and they are the new way that radio type media is consumed and so even radio shows across the nation are creating podcasts – as I used to do in the KFIV days. Podcasts are here to stay. But there is something particularly satisfying to somebody like me about doing a live show as opposed to a recorded one.

And so I started doing it live a few months ago, and frankly, I am very happy both with the show and the challenge and the way it’s going.

Except for one thing…

My A1C climbed from 6.1 to 9.9 over the course of the time I’ve been live. For those of you who don’t know what that means or don’t worry about your health, it means that my average Blood sugar over the course of the last 90 days is somewhere around 238. That is at least 100 points too high, and the long-term damage it has done as I have battled this since 2014 is starting to become… well… problematic. If you understand Type II diabetes, you already know where I am going.

This is going to kill me if I don’t make some serious – and permanent – changes.

So… changes are a’coming. I desperately want to stay live on the air, but the 10am time slot probably isn’t going to work, so I am going to have to get through the holidays and figure out what will work. It may be early afternoon or evening. But there are a lot of moving parts; Ben, Cami, work, health and even rest, of which I get not nearly enough.

At this point, I have no idea what exactly the change will be – at least as far as the show goes. Cami already got me a Gym Membership for a late Hanukkah gift. My Doctor, a fellow Cold War Veteran determined that the pill based medications aren’t working, so it’s time to start insulin injections.

I’m 55 years old, not 65, or even 75.

I realize that I am being selfish and self-centered. I get that millions upon millions of Americans also have Type II Diabetes, and I know that there are as many circumstances as to causes as there are people. I’ve battled weight issues my whole life, and I have enough injuries and broken parts that every time I move it sounds like a bowl of Rice Krispies. But time is no longer on my side. maybe it’s the advancing of years, but I am starting to notice too many people getting closer and closer to my age who are making the news on the obituary page. It’s getting my attention, and combined with the fact that I’ve been feeling like absolute shit, it’s time to take action.

I am off to more appointments to draw fluids and poke needles into my skin while explaining to me that this will not hurt in any way.

They’re right… it won’t hurt them at all…

Oh… enjoy this throwback to Dave & John giving you their Top 5 Holiday Films and/or TV specials…


Posted on December 20, 2018, in News & Notes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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