Miss Me?

Delve into the light and dark that is Mark

If you noticed I was absent Monday and Tuesday. A bad case of sleepies struck me. I hate those days.

Part of it has to do with my meds and over all condition. Some of it is reaction to SADS (seasonal affected disorder syndrome), which cause the winter blues or cabin fever.

Today, I am partially back. Whatever that means…LOL

Continue to wait for you to share your memories!

A Favor

That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.

And how is your Wednesday going?

From 2015 Desert Adventure Miss this view in the morning while having my ☕

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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.