On Friday while I was trying to come out of the medicine they gave me during my bone biopsy, I heard the nurse in charge say, “Breathe.” I tried. Really I did. But I fell back into lah-lah land. “Breathe deeper!” she said. “You’re not breathing deep enough.” I think I fell asleep again. “Sing,” … More Bone Biopsy
A whole new way to walk arrived at my house the other day. I accepted delivery of a steel rollator walker. It has a seat so I can sit down when I need to. I tried it out in the house while the deliveryman was still here. I couldn’t believe how much easier it made … More New Transport
In the wee hours of early morning God woke me with a warning. His warning was so strong I grabbed a pencil and scribbled in the dark: “Skip confusing speculation…” God’s warning came soon after the MRI, which was several weeks go. That was when I received the initial diagnosis of cancerous lesions on my … More Skip Confusing Speculation
Blood work, Lab work, and a PET Scan. Waiting and more waiting to find out the answers. Modern medicine seems to be: hurry up and wait. I feel like we are standing in line at the world’s largest roller coaster waiting for our turn to ride. We can see some of the tremendous hills and … More Tests, Tests & More Waiting
Have you noticed a theme running through some of my recent blog posts? Aging and signs of aging. Ugh. For the past several months, walking has not only been painful, but downright awkward. I walk like an old cowboy who has spent the last 40+ years in the saddle. Maybe that’s what happened to the … More Surprise!
Flowers bloomed all around us. Blue skies with soft puffy clouds lazily floated overhead. It was a lovely morning when we visited Jerusalem’s Garden Tomb. The temperature perfect, a soft breeze like a gentle kiss on the skin. Strains of music come to me now as I remember that day: “Was it a morning like … More He is Risen
What happens when goals and age collide? One of my goals is to complete a series of Middle Grade novels. A few years ago, I participated in NaNoWriMo. I put in long stretches of time at the keyboard—often typing as much as 8,000 – 10,000 words / day on that first novel. No ill effects … More Who Me?
The grandchildren and I played outside in the sunshine. The children rode their bikes in the driveway while I tethered the dog to the lamppost. A young woman walked up to us carrying a satchel. She sang out in a chipper voice. “I’m in your neighborhood to sell this fantastic new cleaning product.” The dog … More Sales Fail
Did you read last week’s article: Why Kindle? If not, please do so before reading this post. While writing that article, I debated which way to spell the shortened word for electronic books. Which is it: Ebook, eBook, ebook or e-book? My Word program only recognized “e-book.” It spell-checked everything else. Amazon chose Ebook. Grammar … More Which is it?