The Shell Game

You know what a shell is, right? I seem to remember getting my first good look at a shell when I spent a summer on my Grandfather's farm in southern Missouri back in 1960. (I also remember the Beatles hit the world that summer as well. That was all ...

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De-Tubing

Yesterday, Cheryl, Cousin Bill, and I headed back to Houston for another evaluation. This time it was to see how my eating and drinking was progressing following surgery.

We had a 1:00pm appointment, so we headed out at 8:30am. That gave us enough time to make the required ...

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Vision Tests

Yesterday, Cheryl and I visited our GP doctor. This guy was recommended to us my Austin "top doc", He is pretty cool. He worked as an ER doctor for many years, taught ER procedures for many more years before he decided he just wanted to be a doctor. He knows ...

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Fear

Is cancer scary? Does it put fear in you? Does an event that changes your life, perhaps forever, like a stroke or heart attack scare you? Welcome to living with fear.

Trusting in God

Last Sunday, dealing with fear was the message given by our friend Robb Overholt, one of ...

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From Bad to Worse

Just when you think things are looking up, you get smacked with something new to worry over.

My migraine induced vision issue, which started over a week ago and has not gotten any better, sent me to my Ophthalmologist today.

Cheryl was working with a client in the area near ...

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Swallow Tests and Staple Removal

It has been two weeks since modification v5.0, and we are back at M.D. Anderson for tests and follow-up visits with Dr. Yu, the plastic Surgeon.

We found out Monday evening that we had a 1PM Tuesday appointment to have a "Modified Barium Swallow" test, so we had ...

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Pain is a Pain

Cats on Drugs

Home Again!

The cat has forgiven us for abandoning him to cat-sitters for 10 days!

I can lay in my own Sleep-Number adjustable bed!

Well, that last one is nice, but it is sure not as adjustable as the one in the hospital!

All I have to do now, is ...

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Discharge Day

I must have gotten on the nerves of the nurses today. They threw me out!

Actually, one of the nurses said she was going to miss me and would have to deal with one of those "normal" patients. You know those: the ones who complain a lot.

I have run ...

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Staples

Today is day six after surgery. I had another eventful night, visiting with nurses, checking email, watching TV. Wait! That was from 2AM-7AM. Sleep? Naw! We don't need no stinking sleep!

I am actually getting into this nighttime routine. The clock moves in mysterious ways in the middle of ...

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