Oh Bury Me Now! We were watching West Wing last night. Watching it again because I need a reminder that government doesn't have to be as horrible as it currently is. I am pretending that the show -- West Wing -- is the real presidency and everything else is fake. I can't do it all … Continue reading JUST BURY ME NOW
I've got a bible cyst (also known as a bible bump) on my left wrist. No kidding. It's not quite as funny as it sounds. It has been a nuisance for a while. Since the last round of life and death heart surgery, it has moved down the priority list from a serious problem to a … Continue reading MY BIBLE BUMP – THE CYST ON MY WRIST, REDUX
Yesterday, out popped two little wires that have been working their way through the healing scar of my pacemaker. The first time this happened, it was one wire poking through next to the much bigger scar down the middle of my sternum. I pulled it out with a pair of tweezers. Quite a long piece. Very thin. Sharp. The … Continue reading LITTLE WIRES – A DRAMA-FREE SOLUTION
For everything, there is a season. This is my season to itch. First, you wake up from surgery in screaming agony and after a while, it subsides. Little by little, it goes from agony to misery. The misery lasts months, though if you analyze how you feel, you recognize under the pain layer, you're feeling … Continue reading ITCH!!
Daily Prompt: Never Surrender Like a lichen on a rock, I cling. Like the sun, I rise. Like the earth, I renew. I'll be back. Friday's the big day, though I'll be in the hospital as of Thursday for cardiac catheterization. Hopefully they won't find anymore stuff that needs repairing. Garry will try to send … Continue reading I’LL BE BACK
Surgery has been delayed. Garry got pneumonia and I got a nasty cold. Apparently coughing, sneezing and heart surgery don't go well together. Surgery has been rescheduled for March 14th when presumably Garry will not have pneumonia and I will have stopped sneezing and coughing. I'm not exactly eager for surgery, but I am eager … Continue reading YET ANOTHER UPDATE
The heart surgery I've been anticipating is no longer an abstract "someday." It's now got a date and a name. A place, a surgeon. A schedule. I could have done it as early as next week but I've got a lot of things to take care of. Taxes to file, bills to schedule, maybe a … Continue reading THE HEART SURGERY UPDATE