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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

September 5, 2020 - Much of our August was spent at the West Cancer Center: blood tests, CT scans, an ultrasound, another CT scan, and, finally, a wonderful needle biopsy. Throw in a couple visits with my oncologist, further lab tests, along with a PET scan, and...

In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

August 28, 2020 - Earlier today, Facebook alerted me to a memory from 2017. I'd almost forgotten about the post until today's notice. What I haven't forgotten, unfortunately, was the crappy comment that came from a former high school classmate.Note: Yes, on Facebook...

Barbara (Billett) Jeffrey: In Memoriam

Barbara (Billett) Jeffrey: In Memoriam

 August 24, 2020 - We lost my Aunt Barbara earlier this month. She died August 4th around one in the morning. According to my family, her cause of death was kidney (renal) failure. Aunt Barbara was in the hospital at the time due to COVID-like symptoms and a...

Doctor Doctor, Gimme the News

Doctor Doctor, Gimme the News

July 6, 2020 - I finished the last of my scheduled doctor's appointment this afternoon - annual physical. Everything was fine according to my internist. I've been with this same doctor for perhaps 25 years. He knows as much about my health as I do. After last year's...

They Say It’s Your Birthday!

They Say It’s Your Birthday!

May 22, 2020 - To say that my birthday (May 20th) helped restore my faith in humanity would be a bit hyperbolic. I would say, however, that the outpouring of well wishes and Happy Birthdays from friends, colleagues, and family meant so much to me. Obviously, I enjoyed...

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part Four

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part Four

May 18, 2020 - Here's the fourth (and final!) installment in my pictorial journey through self-imposed home quarantine. As I said in my first post (see Part One), I wanted to keep this light with some humor thrown in. These last four weeks, however, have...

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part Three

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part Three

April 25, 2020 - Here's the third installment in my pictorial journey through self-imposed home quarantine. As I said in my first post (see Part One), I want to keep this light with some humor thrown in. However, as the pandemic wears on, my mood has become much...

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part Two

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part Two

March 24, 2020 - Here's the second in my pictorial journey through self-imposed home quarantine. As I stated the last time (see Part One), I'll try to keep it light and try my best - no guarantees - to keep out the politics and frustration (a hard one at this point)....

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part One

Corona Blues (A Picture of Quarantine) – Part One

March 20, 2020 - After yet another week of self-imposed quarantine at home, I decided to post about our current situation through a series of pictures. I'll try to keep it light and try to keep out politics and frustration. We all need to smile a little more, right...

Don’t Believe the Gripe

Don’t Believe the Gripe

March 13, 2020 - It's appropriate that today is Friday the 13th. It's now been two (2) weeks since I had a silver-dollar sized (see picture below) chunk from my lower right calf removed. It's a procedure called a wide local excision. The diagnosis was melanoma in situ...

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