I am going to try something different here. I am working on getting The Help Desk Podcast back up and running. I have been away for so long and I want it to be a better quality podcast that better engages you the audience. I am also going to add an experiment to our podcast website. I am adding a little five-minute podcast where I will be talking about my health challenges. It has indeed been an ongoing saga and I have been talking about that stuff when I could have been discussing tech issues with you and adding value to your listening experience.
This is going to be a bit of a change from what you have come to expect in that it is a short, un-pre-written podcast. I don’t want this subject material clogging up of The Help Desk Podcast anymore because I am afraid you must be tired of hearing about it.
All of this will still be under the THDP flag but keeping it separate so that if you wish to download it and listen you can but if you don’t want to you aren’t forced to hear about it with your tech news. It will be interesting to see how many listeners I get for these episodes. These five-minute programs will allow me to talk about what has been happening in my life for the last two years. Yes, you could say that everybody wants to share their life stories on their podcasts. With so many people opting for this medical procedure I think that just maybe my stories can help someone. How I progress toward my goals may help someone else face theirs. I hope so.
Let me put it to you this way. Currently there are over 1,000,000 people getting joint replacements. From what I understand that number is expected to reach 4,000,000 in 20 years. I am in a unique position to talk about this because I have had my knee and both hips replaced since June 2014. I am not going to get medical but I can give you anecdotal information that may help you as you progress through your replacement(s). I did a ton of research before I started and was comfortable with my decision. If I had all the information then that I have now……..well, I would still have not hesitated but I would have been better informed. In my opinion, in this situation more information is always better.
I do want these episodes to concentrate on three major issues facing me in my life right now: (1) My replacements and how I am dealing with them, (2) my health right now: as in the pinched nerve in my back that will not go away, and (3) my needing to lose weight….a lot of it….right now. My favorite medical saying is (and this proves I am not real up with this area, btw) “it’s all connected”…………………………………………..Ok, I never claimed it was funny……………………………………………..if you are waiting for more……………..sorry, it’s ain’t coming.
My whole point is that all three are closely inter-related. I am not having any problems with my replacements so they are not issues but I would like to talk about what I went through and what I am dealing with right now, post-surgery, with work, recreation, relaxation, driving, walking gardening, whatever. For all of you anti-whatever people I apologize because it appears that I have used that term a few times here already……..wait for it…………………………….whatever.
These podcasts should be easy to publish so they will come out once a week. I want to limit this to just 5 minutes or so. Short and sweet. That way I can keep it unrehearsed and just off the top of my head. That way I think you get a better representation of what is truly going on. You can find information about them on our website: http://itsolutions-mi.com. I wanted to call it “It’s all Connected” but that is taken by Marvel Comics already. I think I am going to call it “You can’t Replace Everything”. This is the first episode and we have already used up our allotted time.