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Thanks

It’s been a four-day weekend, with lots of time spent with family.  It’s been nice and relaxing.  Many people have commented that my left eye seems more open.  It’s sort of a strange statement.  I’m not quite sure how to take it.  I’ll just assume that it’s a compliment and say, “Thanks”. I’ve actually done…

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Good Morning Tred!

When I was growing up, it was rare that I would see my dad in the morning.  He was usually off to work in the fields well before mom got me up.  Mom was persistent on most mornings, but if there was nothing going on she usually let me sleep.  This was with the understanding…

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Mach III

That’s the kind of razor blade that I use, Mach III.  It may seem hard to understand, but I’m happy to say that.  When I was in college I started, as a late bloomer, to shave with an electric razor.  Since I only needed to once or twice a week it wasn’t that big of…

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Do not be afraid

We were at church this morning and the sermon was about Psalm 23 and how we should not be afraid.  This was all saints day, when we remember everyone in our lives that has died in the last year.  Fortunately, I was there to hear the list without being on it.  Then we sang the…

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Many firsts, but no lasts

As you can imagine, during the past months there have been many mornings that I didn’t want to get up.  That would have only made the next morning that much worse.  I’m no better than anyone else, but I just may be more stubborn.  Getting up gave me something to build on.  The next day…

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What does “better” mean?

There have been many people ask me if I’m feeling better.  I’m happy to say that I feel great, but that’s been the case for some time.  My response has always been, “I feel great, I just can’t see that well”.  This is still true, but I’m seeing some changes in my eyelids. My left…

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Brian Update’s from Connie

Sent: Sun, March 6, 2011 6:05:43 PM Subject: Brian Wagner Hey Family & Friends!  Brian is the great communicator in our family, but since he is not himself, I am filling in. You may or may not have been aware that Brian was hospitalized again on Fri.  His double vision has returned, as well as ptosis (drooping…

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Smile…really?

That’s been one of the hardest things for me to overcome…the realization that someone is going to take my picture.  When it first happened I wanted to stop them.  It was one of my kids playing with my iPad.  I wanted to tell them to wait until after I had gotten better.   There had…

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Choose Fear or Hope

The choice between Fear and Hope had to be made early on.  This doesn’t mean that I haven’t been scared during the past 6 months.  It just means that I’ve tried to live my life the same way I would if I had two good eyes. I’ll never forget going to one of Colin’s pre-season…

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What happened

I used to remember things in reference to significant events in my life.  My marriage, the birth of my children, Buckeye’s National Championship.  Times have changed.  Now every day is a new life.  When I wake up and am able to see the alarm clock, I’m happy. Blowing my nose means I’m breathing.  Sneezing is…

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