We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Archive for June, 2019

Gone the TPN

Beltane and the Recovery Moon The tpn is over. Kate’s pic line got pulled out yesterday afternoon before she left Adventist. Don’t know what we’ll do with the saline flushes, heparin blocks, batteries, gloves, kits for attaching the bag to the pump, the remaining bags. The j-tube nutrients, called Jevity (I know, like continuation and […]

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Done and dusted

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Finally. Ancientrails. All 2,000,000 words, through May 26th of this year, printed. It’s a lot of paper and ink. Now I have to sort it into years, get it three-hole punched, and buy those three ring binders. Kate comes home today. I’m leaving to pick her up right now.

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Cracks Filled With Gold

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Comment and response: Tom Crane said: It seems we are all becoming wabi sabi humans. Or Velveteen rabbits. The same perhaps. Deepening the love for ourselves and others, wearing the roadmaps of our lives for others to see while we sort through the inner souvenirs, not so visible. Love and […]

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St. Elsewhere

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Kate’s going to be in the hospital one more day. They want to be sure the j-tube is working, no leaks. A gastric function test today with contrast. Like making sure all the plumbing is in order after sealing the wall. Not sure what they’ll do if they find a […]

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Yes, Virginia, the J-tube does exist!

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Out of the house at 5:35 this morning. Headed for the j-tube placement. This procedure had reached almost mythic status. It was said to exist. Some where. And it was said that some could find it if only they searched diligently among many, many medical offices. In one of those […]

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Ruth

Beltane and the Cancer Moon Yesterday was Miss Ruth again. I can help with that. And, she does. A bag full of pruned Russia Sage by the garage door. The dogs fed. Pancakes for breakfast. Plucking the chicken off the carcass for the leek and chicken pot pies. Pitting a quart of cherries and baking […]

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Family

Beltane and the Cancer Moon The Cancer Moon is a sliver, headed toward a new moon. June 3rd will be the new moon, Kate’s surgery date. On June 7th I see Dr. Gilroy to discuss radiation therapy, probably get scheduled to start. By that time yet another Recovery Moon will be shining over Shadow Mountain. […]

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A Story from Mark E.

Shoeless Joe, who was a Native American. Shoeless Joe was quite old, and had many adventures in the Southwest, around the 1870’s or so. Shoeless Joe felt it was time to join his ancestors. Shoeless Joe lay down, and waited for the Great Spirit. He waited and waited. After a time, he got up. “Apparently […]

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