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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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Showing the Flag

Imbolc                                                                     Valentine Moon Just a note to say I’m still kickin’, albeit a bit feebly right now. Pneumonia continues. Fatigue. Coughing. Occasional fever. Just talked to Kate, told her I needed to be sick now. Not responsible. Tough one, given her condition. We’re looking at options. Maybe Jon. Maybe Sandy. Maybe the Mitzvah committee again. […]

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71 years, 360 days.

Imbolc                                                                                    Valentine Moon Such a romantic lead into my romantic birthday. Kate’s going to get the feeding tube put in sometime. CT next week to make sure the stent’s working, then the tube soon? thereafter. Don’t know. Looks like it will be a home-based operation from the git. No rehab. Meanwhile on Friday I drug […]

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Misery. Discomfort. Illness.

Imbolc                                                                                        Valentine Moon The viral merry-go-round goes round and round, round and round. Here some phlegm. There some chills. Here some fever. There some sore throat. Here a cough, there a cough. And, overall…yuck. I told Kate I didn’t remember ever being this sick. “Austria,” she said, “You were pretty sick in Austria.” True. In […]

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A Matched Pair

Imbolc                                                                           Valentine Moon We’re a matched pair. Hair uncombed, vacant looks, wan smiles, in and out of bed during the day and the night. My bout with this virus, probably an adenovirus, is a week old today. 1 to 2 weeks according to the home medical advisor: Kate. Let it be less than 2 weeks. […]

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