Yep, Changing

Delve into the light and dark that is Mark
Delve into the light and dark that is Mark

So noticeable last night as a change in the weather was developing and moving toward the Cornfield. The pressure on my airways increased. This morning it is almost unbearable.

Yep, changing weather is happening even as I type. The rain has not arrived yet, but it is definitely on the way. The heat is returning as well.

For me atmospheric changes are not a friend.

Such is life.

Imagine my surprise this morning when I saw that my article on bias in media had been shared 29 times on Facebook directly from my post on Citizen Journalists Live.

The article getting traction is: ‘Fess Up, Brianna.

Need to vacuum my carpets again, but with the change happening, it is doubtful it will get done. Also need to shower as well as give Chooey a bath. Those tasks are also doubtful.

Such is life.

That’s the way it is this Hump Day in Mark’s Den.

And how is your midweek going?

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I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia.

On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side.

On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx.
The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed
with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a “dried up sponge” and non-functioning.
I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals.
The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years.

I suffer from chronic Horton’s Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton’s affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.