Monthly Archives: December 2016

Good News Bad News

It’s been 9 days since the surgery and 6 days since I was released from the hospital. The surgery went well and I was out of the hospital in 3 days. Mayo is now using a 72 hour anesthetic which … Continue reading

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Enlightenment

I enjoy playing with words. Today’s word is enlightenment, The Light en me or as you see light is between en and me. The Light within which is always there ever present. Traditionally enlightenment can mean awakening. With mindfulness it … Continue reading

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Houston, We Are Good To Go

Wednesday I had my pre-op appointments. At Mayo they check every med and supplement you take to make sure it’s not going to interfere with the operation. I had blood tests. I had a long consult with the P.A. (physicians … Continue reading

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A Child’s Mind

One week to go before the big day. It seems so easy to say that they will remove a section of my colon, stitch things together, and I’ll be good to go. This is a major surgery where I am … Continue reading

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The Good Humor Man

 Words and phrases that will have a new meaning for me now: Anal-retentive. All that trouble is behind me. The bottom line is… This has been a really sh*tty day. It’ll all come out OK. I have fanny fatigue. I’m … Continue reading

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God

One of my Christian aunts emailed me and asked why I haven’t given thanks to god  for all my blessings and good fortune. So let’s talk about god. Most religions are organized with rituals and stress in their teachings that … Continue reading

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What is a Moment?

In mindfulness being in the present moment is highlighted as a way to peace within. Focusing on the breath, letting thoughts, emotions, sensations come and letting go. Have you ever been in the moment? After seeing the video below, I … Continue reading

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Pain in the Butt!

I saw a friend today who thought I was having all kinds of worries about the upcoming colon cancer surgery on December 19th. They thought I was going to end up with a colostomy (the permanent bag outside) and have … Continue reading

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Depression

I took a blog break yesterday. Today I’m going to write about depression. I’ve been experiencing depression for a good part of today. I woke from a depressing dream where I lost my dog. So I began to examine what … Continue reading

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