Day 1724: Pre-existing conditions

I have a pre-existing condition of worrying whenever there’s news about health care  changes to laws protecting people with pre-existing conditions.  That’s because I had a pre-existing heart condition immediately after I was born.

Besides the pre-existing conditions of worrying and congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (cctga) I also have pre-existing conditions of being …

  • a neighbor,
  • a mother,
  • a daughter,
  • a sister,
  • a friend,
  • a girlfriend,
  • a group therapist,
  • a caregiver,
  • a patient, and
  • a photographer.











I also have a pre-existing condition of loving cats, even ones who have the pre-existing condition of peeing where they’re not supposed to.

Whether you have the pre-existing condition of commenting on this blog or you’ll have that pre-existing condition soon, feel free to leave your pre-existing thoughts and feelings  in a comment below.

This song has been pre-existing for a long time:


I also have a pre-existing condition of expressing gratitude to all who help me create my existing blog posts and — of course! —  to you, no matter what pre-existing conditions you have.


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15 thoughts on “Day 1724: Pre-existing conditions

  1. To the best of my knowledge I have never pre-existed

  2. I hope I don’t get any new ones.

  3. I suppose my pre-existing conditions of being,,, are… My dad was a Plumber, so I’m a Plumber, I’m so very distantly related to Sir Walter Scott, famous British/Scottish poet, so I write poetry, my mother was a wonderful Nurse/Sister In Charge, so I became a Carer for my wife, and I’m a great neighbour, welcome, welcome, welcome ..Ann…

  4. Somehow I get the feeling that we all move toward the pre-existing condition of peeing where (and mostly when) we don’t want to, Ann. Now I just have to figure out when to start worrying about it.

  5. Something I never realized before but which seems obvious now is that life is a pre-existing condition, one we should try to preserve.

  6. Bloody awesome post

  7. I hope Oscar still doesn’t have that pre-existing peeving, pissy pee problem of peeing here he shouldn’t. If so, the vet might have an idea. I had a cat who did that, and it turned out to be a symptom of a painful urinary tract blockage that required surgery.

    • You have a pre-existing condition, Sunny, of being caring and informative. We have spoken to the vet about Oscar. This morning I ordered some pheromone-based products that might clear up Oscar’s peeving pre-existing condition.

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