Not Embracing the Tin Man

Not Embracing the Tin Man

Well, it has been a while since my last post. I spent much of that time recovering from my knee surgery, visiting with my aunt and mom, making a trip to see my brother and his family, and generally trying to take care of business. My husband has been working much...
The Good Times and The Bad

The Good Times and The Bad

So much has happened in the last month: a debacle by my oxygen company, three flights, a wedding, and mini family reunion, three more flights, one flight delay due to missed connection, blood work, chest CT, my first fever, long-lost friend and wife visit, pulmonary...
Fatigue…

Fatigue…

Wow, this week has been a tough one. It seems I have multiple things working against me, and I let it all bog me down. Maybe I needed some down time, but it doesn’t feel like it since I don’t feel better after a week of it, but I found it really difficult to fight...
Already in the After

Already in the After

“Every patient’s story starts the same way . . . It starts with them being fine. It starts in the before. They cling to this moment, this memory of being fine, this before as though talking about it might somehow bring it back. But what they don’t realize is that the...
How to separate the physical from the emotional???

How to separate the physical from the emotional???

I pose the title as a question because I really don’t yet know the answer. Maybe it just comes in time? Maybe there is some kind of exercise, counseling session, mindfulness meditation (medication?) . . . whatever I can do or level of acceptance I can achieve that...

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