Analogies, some people love them and some cringe when having to listen to another one.  Last night I was doing a little blogging, a little reading, a little more research, and making more preparations for mobile blogging.  My version of multi-tasking, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but not at the same time.  The one constant was that little bit of doubt in the back of my mind and the fear of complications from the upcoming surgery that will be there until Diane is physically recovered from this ordeal.

As I lay in bed trying to finally give in to sleep; it hit me, two analogies that help explain the decision we made.  So now here I am, in front of the computer once more.

  1. Would you be vigilant in order to protect you and your family if the weather forecast was for storms, with some possibly severe.  Then as a storm approaches, the wind picks up, the sky darkens and you hear the sound of an approaching storm what do you do?  You take action, you do not wait hoping the storm passes without injury or death, you do what you must in order to keep you and your loved ones from harm.
  2. What choice would you make if you had a condition that was causing the blood circulation in an extremity to be severely limited.  You were told that the chances of the circulation being restored were slim, so close monitoring was in order.  At some point it becomes evident that the extremity is in danger of dying and the risk of extreme, life threatening complications setting in is real.  You also know that there are options for a prosthetic to replace that extremity.  Would you have it removed, knowing that waiting could threaten your life?

For those of you where listening to another analogy is akin to fingernails on a blackboard, apologies for the analogies.  🙂   I’m sorry for the corny quip, I just had to do it.  😉