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A Post Surgery PSA

I was putting together a much longer spiel, but honestly it just evokes a whole lot of stuff in my mind that runs from “really humans know nothing about how they really work” to “why the hell am I so … Continue reading

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I've Been Tagged

Last Friday they sprung me from the ICU. Here’s what we now know: my thymus was enlarged (hyperplasia) as opposed to sporting a tumor. First glance looked very much not cancerous, so it’s off for testing this week. I should … Continue reading

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We're Off to the Races

I was composing a nice lengthy response to Momshoe, and I realized that stuff has happened that might be worth an “up here” post. So the run down: After further meetings with the anesthesiologists and such, it’s a little freaky. … Continue reading

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Say Hello to My Little Friend

I knew the past two weeks were going to be less than fun, but you know how it is: brace for the worst, hope for the best, and then something that you wouldn’t have ever imagined in a million gazillion … Continue reading

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Want an Update?

I sorta don’t have one. Hey now! The immunologist I wanted to see is no longer seeing patients, so I was plopped in with someone I saw previously — once. He’s… Well, truthfully, for a much older guy I was … Continue reading

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I Think I Did This Right

I made the right call. Truthfully, every last doctor in this area goes through the practice I just left and says that it’s a bureaucratic nightmare. That was my problem. My doctors have the hard part. The paperwork (or faxing … Continue reading

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Second Verse…

I just went to see my sleep doctor. This is the time of year when what ever this is flares up, and my sleep doctor has doctors in training come through.  I could tell halfway through this poor guy this … Continue reading

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Well, There's Good News, And…

…heh. So, well, first the extraneous stuff. My dad was kicking serious ass after his quadruple bypass, but because my dad is… well, part of my family, his blood pressure wouldn’t come down. Except when he was exercising (yes, we’re … Continue reading

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One Bad Ass Pigeon

So this smily guy (or girl, I didn’t ask) was out on our pussy willow bush/tree this afternoon (yeah, it’s a really well established pussy willow. It’s a damned tree).  I was heading out to try to squeeze something out … Continue reading

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Two Good Bits

If you know me and you’ve got a pulse (and if you’re reading, I’m kinda hoping you do, otherwise, that’s creepy), you’ll know this year has been a large pile of steaming suck. With an olive on top, because I … Continue reading

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