Spoke with one of my NYC doc friends who quickly nicknamed him Swamp Guy after I described him. I laughed, that's him.
I went silent after Swamp Guy said that to me. Though his dress and mannerisms are consistent of someone who lives in a swamp, by profession he is a nurse. I had a bit of PTSD. Memories flooded of a visiting nurse back in NYC. I was freshly diagnosed and had a home nurse visit. The nurse had a translator. She had a strong foreign accent and the translator was to translate her language into Spanish for other clients. The nurse spoke broken english. I tried to explain FTD to her for the longest time. Like 98% of the people in the medical community, she'd never heard of FTD. She looked at me and said, "I smart, I masters ". Guess she was trying to tell me she was well educated. Okay, whatever. She then went on, "I know Dementia, you no Dementia". The translator looked horrified how Idiot Nurse was talking to me. I was speaking slowly and really trying to explain. Enough, I stood and told both Idiot Nurse and translator to pick up there shit and get the fuck out of my apartment. I was yelling at Idiot Nurse the whole way out the door. Like all professions you've fools who've limited knowledge. I commend Swamp Guy on the profession he haas chosen, unfortunately, having a bit of knowledge does not entitle you to be an ignorant rude fool going through life like the Tin Man before he received his brains. The way Swamp Guy carries himself and acts, he's an absolute disgrace to the medical community for which I've much respect. Swamp guy, If your reading this I've always liked you. Still like you with your inappropriate behavior and by the way, Fuck You!
I do need to thank Swamp Guy. Looking at him, made me want to look good. Having lost 43 pounds I now fit into my old wardrobe of nice shirts and clothing. I'm now putting on nice clothes each day as part of my routine. I'm going to continue to control what I can for as long as I can and bust my butt to live a happy, purposeful life. Thanks to Swamp Guy I'm looking good. So, thank you Swamp Guy and by the way, Fuck You!