Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252019

Terry and I must both have been really feeling the effects of all the stress and early mornings and late nights, because we went to bed at 1 o’clock in the morning and didn’t wake up until 11 AM. I think sometimes our bodies tell us it’s time to take a break, no matter how busy we think we are. Hopefully the added rest will help us kick these colds which seem to be lingering in the background, just enough to be an irritation.

We expected to bring Beverly home from the hospital yesterday, but there was a change of plans. Seeing how weak she was, and with the fact that her heartbeat was under 50, which is considered to be straying into dangerous territory, they decided to keep her for another day or two and then transfer her to a care unit in the same facility for physical therapy. We’re not sure at this point how long that will be.

After reading yesterday’s blog, in which I talked about how disappointed I was with AdventHealth in New Smyrna Beach, somebody asked me if I wasn’t afraid of getting sued. Obviously that person doesn’t know me very well do, do they? In my long career publishing small town newspapers, as well as in almost 18 years of publishing the Gypsy Journal, I always stuck to the old motto that “It is the newspapers duty to print the news and raise hell.

I gained a reputation for stepping on toes and telling it like it is. Whether it be a corrupt judge, a county sheriff straddling both sides of the law, an RV manufacturer or a big corporation, I never hesitated and never will hesitate to say what I feel is the truth.

That hasn’t always made me popular, and I’ve got the broken nose to prove it. I even received death threats a time or two. In fact, somewhere around here I still have a tape-recording of a county sheriff telling me that night he was going to pull my car over some night and kill me, and that his deputies would investigate the case and not a damn thing would happen. Well, guess what? I’m still walking around on my stubby little legs telling the truth and raising hell, and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The Gecko In The Corner, the second book in my John Lee Quarrels series. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – A friend of mine had a midlife crisis and got a mistress. Not me. I don’t even know what to do with a mistress. Like, how often do you feed it? Do you have to walk it?

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Change Of Plans”

  1. Be careful about the discharge date for Beverly. She has to spend three nights admitted to the hospital for Medicare to pay for the care facility. If they keep her just to keep an eye on her without actually admitting her for three full nights she won’t be covered.

  2. I appreciate you writing about things as you find them, that’s what a free press was for.

    I had not noticed your cartoon character disqual before, It’s a good thing that my parents Mr & Mrs Rabbit didn’t name me Roger! 🙂

  3. AdventHealth in New Smyrna Beach
    If the blogger had read the 20 reviews from yelp at 2.3 rating They most definitely would’ve understood and As for your friend being in there I would/he should have a very long conversation with billing and care convenience which didn’t happen

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