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Chinese Proverb

Last Wednesday, I had surgery on my eyes.  The night before my surgery, I stopped and picked up Chinese food.  We enjoyed a fun family conversation with good food. In case you’re wondering, during the surgery, no incisions are needed and they don’t have to pop out my eyeballs.  That may make you feel better…

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Hindsight is 20/20

On September 1st, I had an appointment with Dr. Katz, my neuro-ophthalmologist.  I still can’t get over that word.  When Dan Webster put that one in his big book he must have been very confused.  “What the…?”  Anyway, Dr. Katz took several measurements of my vision and informed me that the results of the blood…

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Some Days Are Diamonds…

…Some Days are Stone.  It’s like I always said, some days are better than others.  Although, I wouldn’t call any of them a stone.  They all have redeeming qualities as different bends in the road of life.  Connie might disagree, since lately my attitude and demeanor has been that of “a grumpy old man”.  I’ve…

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What do I have to complain about?

You all know that I squeaked out another birthday about 11 days ago.  The culmination of my oldest brother Dan’s birthday and mine is almost always leads to a time-honored tradition, The Drunken Brother Open.  Dan and I golfed 54 holes with my good friend Eric Gowans on a hot, rainy, sticky day last week….

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Best Birthday Ever?

Wednesday, July 11th, was my 45th birthday.  As I told Connie, I made it another year!  It was a great day and when I woke up the next morning I was thinking that was one of my best birthday’s ever.  Then I walked down the hall to see Grant’s empty bed.  He’s been gone this…

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The Calm Before the Storm

Connie and I went to my post-op checkup on Friday.  Yes, I drove.  While there we had a more light-hearted conversation with Dr. Katz.  He’s very down to earth and easy to talk to.  We had a nice discussion about colleges as we are in the middle of our college search for Grant.   During…

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The date is done!

My surgery went well yesterday.  Dr. Katz told Connie that he really wouldn’t know how successful it was until my follow-up appointment on June 29th.   As of right now, my vision isn’t as good as when I went in for surgery.  Connie and I think that’s mostly due to a little swelling.  This is…

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We have a date!

Not that kind of date. I have a date for my first surgery on my eyes.  It’s June 20th at 10:30.  This has been a long time coming.  The distance between steps in the road to recovery has been long.  It’ll be great to start the next chapter. Telling people that I just had brain…

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Another good week

It’s been quite nice here in Ohio since I last wrote.  That means when I’m not working I prefer to spend my time outside.  That can involve helping Connie in the yard, visiting with friends on the patio or sitting in a folding chair at Colin’s baseball practice.   There’s nothing to report on my…

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A Plan

Right-hand turns are safer for most people.  Think about it.  Some people actually will make 4 right turns instead of 4 lefts.  When I worked at IBM one of my coworkers, Paul Carrick, showed me a different way to the office.  He said there were fewer traffic lights and it was a safer route.  While…

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