Archive for January, 2003

Adventures In Emergency Part 3

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced — even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it. John Keats (1795-1821), English poet January 31. Friday. Pain 9 Mobility 2 I awoke this morning to an eerily familiar situation. I was laid on my left side in a semi-foetal position […]

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I can’t make it all on my own, no I know, I’m no superman. Scrubs Theme Song January 26. Sunday. Pain 4 Mobility 6 Years 2 Love 10 Congratulations I think are due to the two of us, no only because we have survived ourselves and the massive changes we have both experienced within ourselves […]

Rocky Road

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher January 24. Friday. Pain 4 Mobility 6 That is the thing about life, nothing is ever as straightforward as you wish it were, and despite your best efforts, something will always […]

The Good News

We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession. George Bernard Shaw January 14. Tuesday. Pain 7 Mobility 4 The nurse really didn’t have to tell me that the skin had grown over the stitches and she was going to have to “dig in a bit” to get […]

Breaking The Fever

One small step for man One giant leap for mankind Neil Armstrong, First lunar landing, 1964 January 11. Saturday. Pain 7 Mobility 5 I knew eventually I was going to have to force myself outside. Being cooped up even in the most luxurious and relaxing of surroundings does tend to fog one’s mind and debilitate […]

Breaking The Fever

One small step for man One giant leap for mankind Neil Armstrong First lunar landing, 1964 January 11. Saturday. Pain 7 Mobility 5 I knew eventually I was going to have to force myself outside. Being cooped up even in the most luxurious and relaxing of surroundings does tend to fog one’s mind and debilitate […]

Adventures in Spinal Surgery

During your lifetime you will consume approximately 60,000 lbs of food. The equivalent of 6 elephants! Liza Fromer, Breakfast Television, CITY TV January 8. Wednesday. Pain 8 Mobility 3 15 stitches, a 6″ incision. I feel like Frankenstein’s monster. This cabin fever is going to have to break soon, but meanwhile, here is an email […]

Clarity Part II

You may also receive a telephone call where no one is on the other end. It can be annoying and frightening. These calls are often the result of something called “predictive dialing”. Some telemarketing organizations use automatic dialers to place telephone calls or send faxes. A “dead air” or “hang up” call will occur if […]

Awakening

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. Josephine Hart, Damage, Ch. 12 January 3. Friday. Pain 9 Mobility 1 I struggled briefly with the confusion, the fog lifting rather more slowly than I would have liked and for a split second I was suspended in my own ethereal quasi-reality, no doubt a side […]