RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

Kris’s post, Inventory, on her wonderful blog Letters from the Breach, got me thinking last night. This is a good thing. I like to think, but I don’t do it often enough. Or, at least, not with enough conscious effort and careful consideration. In Inventory, Kris wrote about the things she used to be able …

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Interesting how one kind of pain can “cancel out” another. In the weeks since the dog bite, I’ve had only very light rheuma pain in my hands, and none in any other joints. And Terry, who writes the blog, “Dual Sports Life,” writes today about his recent relaxing vacation in the sun and how his …

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Posts will be light for a few more days; my sister will be in town until Wednesday, so I’ll be spending most of my free time visiting with her and my Mom. We had a good weekend. The drive down to Santa Nella was a breeze on Saturday (which surprised me) and, while visiting Dad’s …

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Terra Incognita When I walked in the yard Before sunrise, I made my way among patches of dew — Those constellations on the darkened grass. The webs drifted like anenomes, And I thought of lifting them As if they were skeins of brilliant yarn That I could give to my mother Who’d keep them Until …

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I probably won’t be posting for the next couple of days; I picked my sister up at the airport yesterday. She flew in from Albuquerque and will be here for several days, staying with my Mom. So I’m getting ready to zoom down the mountain again to spend the weekend with them. Today will be …

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My dear old Logan is gone. He fought the sedative as hard as he could to the end, that brave old dog, still trying to protect us from Evildoers, but in the end he left this life peacefully and, I hope, without feeling fear or terror. Now we just have to figure out how to …

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I’ve been a little low the last couple of days, so I thought I’d write and share some memories from my last, fascinating week to distract myself. Think of it as entertainment for those who find such things entertaining. If you don’t, I won’t be hurt if you move along… Setting: A Veteran’s Administration Medical …

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Had my final (knock wood) appointment with the hand surgeon this morning. He was mostly satisfied with  the way the bite-wounds are healing (the one on my palm has nearly closed!) but said there was still infection active in the one on the top of my hand; there’s still some green gook in there, and …

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