June Soon Ends

Delve into the light and dark that is Mark

One more day and we will be saying, “goodbye” to the month of June, 2017. Talk about time flying, this month has flown faster than May.

Given that I was told back on May 9 I might reach the end of my journey within six months, these supersonic months traversing through time are nearing D8-Day all too soon.

Yet, I am feeling better. I am growing stronger. I am more energized as each day passes.

To think that Tuesday, we will be celebrating our independence and the birth of our great nation. Chooey will be cowering and snuggled close to me each time a firework explodes.

Such is life.

The bug man is expected out later today to once more try and rid Mark’s Den of those pesky roaches. Hoping this time may be the cure.

That’s the way it is this next to last day of June.

And how is your Thursday 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.

2 thoughts on “June Soon Ends”

  1. Doing well mark glad to hear you are getting stronger keep up the good work and enjoy our independence

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