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Ruach. Breath. Wind. Spirit.

Spring                                                                  Recovery Moon Head. Mostly clear. Lungs. Mostly clear. I’m beginning to feel the illness bidding me goodbye. So long, it was good to know ya. Nah, it wasn’t. And don’t come back, please. Kate continues to show steady, if incremental, gains. She smiles more, laughs more. Until, that is, she opened the letter from […]

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The Velveteen Rabbit aspect of human identity

Spring                                                                            Recovery Moon The Recovery moon illuminates Black Mountain this morning. The ski runs carved out on the mountain are white strips reflecting back moon shine. A light breeze moves the lodgepoles and a thin dusting of snow covers the solar panels. Early spring in the Rockies. Kate made a salad last night. We bumped […]

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Oh, Boy! More health news.

Spring                                                                      Recovery Moon A visit to the pulmonologist. Dr. Gupta, looked very medical in blue scrubs, said Kate’s pulmonary function test wasn’t helpful. He didn’t say why, “Looks like a bad test.” He postponed the j-tube surgery yet again, instead ordering a hi-resolution ct scan. This will look for evidence of interstitial lung disease, in […]

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I miss them still

Spring                                                                          Recovery Moon Today is Kate’s pulmonology appointment. Another key moment on this journey. Is she fit enough for surgery to place the j-tube? Does she have some lung disease? And, a week delayed. The cold. My cold, that is, and it’s follow on sinus infection has begun to lose its grip. Glimpses of normalcy, […]

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Malaise

Imbolc                                                                         Recovery Moon Kate’s above 84 pounds now! The tpn is working and the results are what we expected. We got Kate’s pulmonology appointment rescheduled for this Thursday. Gupta will decide on her fitness for surgery for the j-tube and we’ll get his reading of the ct scan. Potential interstitial lung disease. An important day. […]

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Go, Kate

Imbolc                                                                           Recovery Moon Kate’s tpn feedings have given her energy. She’s finishing our taxes, for some reason she likes to do them, and in doing so has walked up and down the stairs to our third level twice. She hasn’t done that in months. When I compare where she is now with the dark days […]

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Pi Day!

Imbolc                                                                           Recovery Moon Happy Pi day! I know it’s irrational, but pi’s got that kind of attitude. Will you be going to a recitation of pi? Some people will. Yes, that’s a thing. I like this day devoted to a mathematical phenom. I mean, who hasn’t heard of pi? And, it’s another holiday. Our roof […]

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CNS. Bombogenesis.

Imbolc                                                                                   Recovery Moon I’m ready for my third recovery in a month and a half. Looking forward to it. Not yet. Buddy Tom Crane should be on the road to recovery under the recovery moon, too. Kate’s gaining weight. Maybe a trifecta here. Today is chicken soup day. I have a simple truth organic chicken […]

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Kate

Imbolc                                                                      Recovery Moon A cold. Just to round things out, make sure I don’t miss any chance to boost my immune system. Kate, “Clusters of illnesses are common.” “Is that because the immune system is temporarily compromised?” “Yes.” Sigh. Not terrible, sneezing and such, mild malaise.  But. Enough already. Canceled my new workout appointments because […]

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When Will It Ever End?

Imbolc                                                                            Recovery Moon Going to On the Move Fitness to pick up a new workout on Tuesday. Then, back on Thursday to make sure I have the exercises down. This will be a gradual ramp up back to where I was before the month that shall not be named. Buddy Tom Crane, in a surprising […]

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