Hump Day Slide to June

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When the dust settles and the clock strikes midnight, May will slip away and will slide off the hump into June.

Shaking my head over how quickly May has passed, while April seemed to drag on and on.

A gorgeous day in the Cornfield.

The sun is bright with no blight from clouds. While very warm, the mercury is not rising to the levels of scorching. The humidity is running a tad high, but to the level of suffocation or sweating buckets yet.

What a way for May, 2017 to come to its conclusion.

It has been a mere three weeks, well 22 days, since my pulmonologist Dr. Ajay Deshpande apprised me that if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) runs its normal course, I have six months or less to be still on this earthly journey.

The COPD was the damage inflicted by histoplasmosis, though eradicated from my body, left behind its deadly reminders it once plagued my body.

As I wrote my daily feed, my Home Health Care Aide arrived to make me presentable to the world. I feel so much better now.

Those who do this type of work provide a great service to those of us, who can no longer do for ourselves. Seldom do they get the praise and credit for what they do.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Wednesday, the final May day for this year, going?

Rounding the Corner

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Here we are on May 30th rounding the corner to Month of Brides with June waiting at the bottom of the hump tomorrow.

Can you believe May has passed so quickly?

The sun is shining in between wisps of clouds wafting across the Cornfield sky this Tuesday. The mercury continues to hover around the 80-mark.

Healthwise I am having another great day. Of course that could all change in a moment.

Kathy, my spiritual adviser from Heart to Heart, was by today. We talked…well I talked…LOL. At one point she even quipped, “Preach on.” She asked what I had learned today, to which I responded to be content.

Iohn pulled up the song I wrote, “Crystal Valley,” to play for her. Kathy was touched by the words and the music.

Before she left, Kathy had prayer with Iohn and I. As we joined hands, Chooey and Frankie were both respectful. Chooey used to me praying every day.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your May 30th going?

2 Steps – 1 Step

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We all know the saying: Two steps forward and one step backward.

So it is on this Monday, the last of May.

After starting to bounce back when I slept all day Thursday, Friday found me becoming less lethargic and more alert.

On Saturday, I had pretty well, but not quite made it. A good day for sure. Sunday I was right on the edge of “normal.

(Can I get a hallelujah?)

In fact you could definitely call it a near great day.

That was before I woke this morning.

After having two days that were good, I fell back today – drained. As what is normal for me, I overdid it.

Let’s put it out there: Patience is neither in my name nor in my genes.

What do you expect from an Alpha+ male?

So today I am moving slower than a snail on hot sidewalk. But I am recovering again and at my computer instead of the tablet or cell.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Memorial Day going?

Good Last Sunday in May

No, I am not shaved. Yes, my hair is not combed.

Hello, everyone!

It’s the last Sunday in May, 2017. Hope all is well this day before Memorial Day.

For me I am getting off to a fantastic rebound. Slept all day Thursday, but began to rebound. Today, I am even talking a tad better.

That’s the way it is in┬áMark’s Den.

And how is your Memorial Day Eve going? Continue reading Good Last Sunday in May

If Never Comes Tomorrow

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Rain has been falling across the Cornfield today like the tears falling down the cheeks of parents of little girls murdered and victims of a madman in Manchester, England.


To my family and friends:

Living – Daily

Best I or anyone can do is take life one step, one day at a time.

Another Week Begins

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There were times this past week I wondered if it would be my last. That thought was strong and brutal on Saturday when I was in throes of the Ativant cricis.

But here it is Monday. I am still very much alive.

I struggle, but I remain standing. I fall, but get back up.

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your new week going?

Knocked Out!

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My nurse gave me Lorazepam on Friday. I had no idea what it was for except anxiety.

Turns out it is also a sedative used in surgery as well. Needless to say, I was knocked out for more than a few hours.

From Friday afternoon until2:15 am Sunday I was as dark like a burned out lightbulb. Finally I am back!