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Imbolc                                                                  Valentine Moon Gradually getting more stamina. Felt good enough to go in and pick up Kate from Swedish yesterday afternoon. She’s home now, again. Trying to imagine what this whole ordeal must be like from within her frame of reference. Difficult. So many procedures, hospital and doctor visits. So many different interventions. And the […]

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Imbolc                                                                             Valentine Moon Three weeks ago I drove through Denver around 8 pm exhausted and wondering why I was so damned tired. Getting home was hell. Today, thankfully, I’m able to be up  and get things done. Still operating at about half to three-quarters power, stamina not great, but improving. Stronger today is my day […]

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Black Mountain White

Imbolc                                                                         Valentine Moon I’m just gonna say this. May be a little whiny, but it’s on my mind. Hey, universe! Would you get your foot off our necks? Or, at least let up long enough for us to catch our breath. Geez. OK. There. Kate’s collapsed lung resolved with concentrated oxygen therapy. Thankfully. The picc […]

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Health Cares

Imbolc                                                                              Valentine Moon Feeling much better. All except my bowels which took a beating. I’ve eaten very little over the last two plus weeks, down 10 pounds. Not as hydrated as I normally am. Result: intractable constipation. Since Saturday afternoon, my recovery has been interrupted by this. Beginning to resolve this morning, I think. Sure […]

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The Death of Opportunity

Imbolc                                                                        Valentine Moon So here’s my summary of the last 17 days. I got ill. My doc thought it was influenza A. That lasted 10 days, then I got really sick. The pneumonia is clearing. I have more energy each day, though I’m still weak. Eating and sleeping. Still the main activities. All these mortality […]

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Imbolc                                                                       Valentine Moon I had an influenza strength virus for ten days, then I really got sick. That’s my summary.  

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Year 72.1

Imbolc                                                                       Valentine’s Moon Starting my 73rd year feeling better. Better, of course, is relative. In this case relative to a lost two weeks. I mean that almost literally. The last two weeks were a fog. I know things happened. I know I did things. But what were those things? Mushed together in a perceptual porridge […]

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Valentine’s Day on Shadow Mountain

Imbolc                                                                      Valentine Moon Well, no matter what else happens I can say I made it to 72. Valentine’s Day on Shadow Mountain. Black Mountain obscured by low lying clouds, but still visible. A thin dusting of snow on the solar panels and the driveway. 32 degrees. The pneumonia continues. Rattling in the chest, coughing, back […]

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Shrinking World

Imbolc                                                                            Valentine Moon The fun continues. See doc tomorrow to check on lungs. Still coughing, still some fever. But! I am now 138 pounds. Back to my 20’s weight wise. Weird. Kate has a ct tomorrow to check on the stent, see how it’s positioned, if it’s functional. That’s necessary because the feeding tube placement […]

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New Diets! Guaranteed Results! Apply Now!

Imbolc                                                                                 Valentine Moon New diet. I have two sure fire diet plans for those with enough cojones. The first one I’ve written about before. The interstate move from sea level to 9,000 feet diet. The benefits begin when you start packing, but they really peak (lol) when you arrive at your new home with a […]

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