Goodbye Ol’ Friend

A little over a week ago, we lost a superstar of a cat. He had become an absolute fixture in our lives, weaving his way just a little deeper into our hearts everyday for the last almost-nineteen years. I still can’t believe that he’s gone, but, maybe it’s because his spirit is so strong that … Continue reading

Runnin’ Rough

I did everything that I could do to stay away, but the gravitational pull of the hospital obviously has a strong, unyielding grip on me, and this last trip to the hospital was just plain frustrating. This time I had to make the dreaded trip to the ER because I was running a fever of … Continue reading

Quite frankly, I’m friggin’ bored

A significant span of time has passed since I’ve provided y’all with a fairly comprehensive overview of my recent health status. Although, between fairly infrequent blog updates, and Facebook status updates, many of you are likely to be caught up with my current situation. But, we recognize that some of you are not quite as plugged … Continue reading

Goodbye Dr. Hahn

In mid-May Liz and I received some startling news. In a casual email correspondence with Dr. Hahn’s assistant, we were informed that Dr. Hahn is retiring at the end of June. There was no official notice, and no suggested referrals to other doctors. It was just a simple FYI embedded within the body of a … Continue reading

Is this Wheelie Me?

Dangerous, vulnerable, jerky, unpredictable, ultra-sensitive, robotic, deliberate, afraid, imposing, fast, and powerful. This is how I feel as I operate my new power wheelchair. After a long six month wait, my power wheelchair has finally arrived. The long wait really only came as the result of total and absolute incompetence on the part of the … Continue reading

Happy-Happy Joystick

Another wallop of bad news came rolling my way this week. As if things aren’t bad already, I now have an additional diagnosis, or rather, an extension of an existing diagnosis with which to contend. As some of you may already know, a condition known as Avascular Necrosis (AVN), basically bone death, is a somewhat rare … Continue reading

3M: Mellow Music Monday

It’s a nice rainy evening here in Southern California. In fact, we’ve enjoyed a nice steady rain for most of today. Time to get into your cozy pajamas and enjoy a bit of mellow ambient music. This is one of my all-time favorite vocalists. Let’s hear a round of applause for Lisa Gerrard. Enjoy “Space … Continue reading

The End Marks the Beginning (Part I)

I almost died last year. Actually, I came close to death three times during this past year. But one incident in particular, on a verdant September afternoon, brought me very, VERY, close to “the other side”. My body didn’t much like the Cytoxan that was dripping into my veins, and it reacted in an undesirable way. … Continue reading

Why do we suffer?

  Yeah, I was planning on publishing another piece by now, but, as the gods would have it, a few complicating factors inserted themselves into our lives. Just little things, like a 60 foot tree falling on our house during the recent freakish windstorm (it just grazed it thankfully), and more back pain, which resulted … Continue reading

“Cyclist dreaded wheelchair future”

A NORTH Baddesley man killed himself after becoming convinced he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, an inquest heard. I happened upon this headline today and just thought that it was strange (in a curious way), for a couple of reasons. One, there’s the obvious synchronicity regarding my experience with … Continue reading

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