Tarzan Goes To Rehab G-uno

Drama everywhere I look these days. Jane could have never guessed that Tarzan’s secret daughter would have been the problem she wished for instead of his problem with alcohol. I myself come from a long line of alcoholics, and I truly didn’t see this elephant in the room. To be perfectly honest though I have been wrapped up in my own menopausal woes here lately. Like most addicts Tarzan is masterful at hiding his addiction.
I hold no superior judgement on this subject. Alcoholism is no different from having any other disease in my opinion. I would not judge a person harshly for having diabetes, or any other illness in spite of a rather horrifying childhood of having an alcoholic father.
Jane herself is no stranger to life with an alcoholic. Her story differs from mine though. Her mother died from sclerosis of the liver when she was just three years old. Her father did not drink so she really doesn’t have any experience with detecting the symptoms.
So you can imagine her great surprise of finding him passed out cold on his back doorstep completely unresponsive. Having him rushed to the hospital by ambulance, and having the doctor ask you how long has he had a problem with alcohol?
Jane’s response was that he does not have a problem with alcohol. The doctor looking at Jane with an expression of great belief replied that his blood work results showed otherwise. He then strongly suggested that rehab should be the next consideration.

 

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  1. #1 by oceanswater on July 20, 2017 - 12:12 pm

    It’s interesting when alcoholics think they are being secretive. It’s very sad. If he’s a true alcoholic rehabilitation won’t work, especially at his age. My sister spent 30 days inpatient rehab and within a week of getting home she was back to drinking again. Of course now she’s dead. Her liver and heart were greatly affected by her drinking.
    Jane isn’t married to Tarzan so there’s much he can hide from her. I’m shocked the dr. told her his blood results since she’s not wife or family.
    What about HIPPA? Does it mean nothing where you guys live? He could actually sue the de and the hospital over that.

    • #2 by oceanswater on July 20, 2017 - 3:23 pm

      He could actually sue the dr…. typo

      • #3 by idioglossiablog on July 31, 2017 - 12:21 pm

        Tarzan is a highly functional alcoholic. I believe the doctor thought Jane was his wife. I’m so sorry for everything you went through with your sister. I am hoping rehab will give him some time to heal. and take a different point of view especially from a health wise perspective. G-uno

  2. #4 by Brian on July 25, 2017 - 5:23 pm

    I had a similar experience with my spousal unit. She’d gotten herself real drunk one night (again) & threatened to slash her wrists, so I called 911 and had her hauled off to the hospital – mental hygiene considerations. Once I got to the hospital, the Dr. taking care of her told me her BAC level and I told him that was after about an hour of not drinking, so . . . . .

    But the Dr. knew he was telling the patients spouse and may have assumed there was a consent form in place (there is but not at that hospital). Tarzan’s Dr. may have thought the same thing, maybe? Kind of a no harm, no foul situation.

    My wife? Left AA, back to drinking regularly. I really have to get back to Al Anon . . .

    • #5 by idioglossiablog on July 31, 2017 - 12:12 pm

      Sorry Brian I am deeply acquainted with what life is like with someone who battles alcoholism. I do think the hospital Doc thought Jane was his wife. Sending positive healing wishes your way. G-uno

  3. #6 by purpleslobinrecovery on August 11, 2017 - 12:09 am

    Thank you for the follow.
    I’m a recovered alcoholic, thank God! 23 years sober, by the grace of God!

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