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Air Conditioning (Mis)Adventures
Saturday, May 30, 2020      8 comments

Here in south Texas, air conditioning is one of the necessities of life. I have gotten by without it a few times when my air conditioner was broken, and it was pretty awful. So when I noticed water dripping from the overflow pipe above my f... Read more
Sunday, April 26, 2020      42 comments

Our beloved son and brother, Daniel Neville Bruce Lowe, died from cancer at 3:30 AM on Friday, April 17th, 2020. He was 19 years old. Danny was born on February 16th, 2001 at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. His pregnanc... Read more
Facebook tribute to Danny
Saturday, April 18, 2020      19 comments

I am not good at writing what is deepest in my heart. My son and daughter are far, far better than I. But some of my FB friends have no other way of learning the most devastating event of my life. So I am shamelessly borrowing from them, main... Read more
Update on me/possible surgery
Thursday, March 05, 2020      5 comments

In my last blog about the surgery, I mentioned that I was going to see my PCM and ask about why my hemoglobin had gotten lower when it should have gotten higher. Unfortunately for me, I didn't see my doctor, but a PA who was pretty darned incom... Read more
My favorite meditation (poem) on Lent
Monday, March 02, 2020      3 comments

TO KEEP A TRUE LENT. by Robert Herrick IS this a fast, to keep The larder lean ? And clean From fat of veals and sheep ? Is it to quit the dish Of flesh, yet stil... Read more
No Surgery :-(
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      7 comments

I can't even remember (how pathetic!) if I posted in a blog that I was finally, finally going to have hip replacement surgery. I have been so happy and excited - I have suffered for such a long time. I can't walk without help, and just about e... Read more
Dermatologist visit
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      4 comments

Although I am not getting all the scans I am supposed to get for the cancer syndrome I have (largely because I don't have insurance, and scans are *extremely* expensive!), one specialist I have made the effort to see regularly is a dermatologist... Read more
Yet another crisis...
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      3 comments

I am finally feeling really better, although trying to still take things slowly...and we have had a crisis (of course!). Most of our electrical outlets in the downstairs no longer work. We have almost no light downstairs, no working lights on ... Read more
Hospital and finally Home!
Monday, December 30, 2019      6 comments

I was still extremely weak and wobbly on my feet yesterday evening, but I managed to pack up for the hospital, load the car, and drive there reasonably well. Luckily traffic was very light. But once I got to the parking lot, and had to unload ... Read more
Still sick
Friday, December 27, 2019      6 comments

I have been sick since the evening of December 23rd, and I am showing no signs of getting better. I haven't been able to eat more than a tiny amount of food, and even that makes me feel like throwing up. I don't mean to whine and complain, but... Read more
Thursday, December 26, 2019      6 comments

I have been extremely sick ever since the evening of December 23rd. I have had severe nausea and vomiting, and I have been unable to eat. It is to the point that I am too weak to get out of bed. Today I managed to eat a little bit of broth, a... Read more
Solving a small problem
Monday, December 23, 2019      3 comments

I drive a Kia Sorento, which is a great vehicle, but, with my horrible arthritis, getting in has been a huge problem. It hurts me a LOT to lift my bad leg high enough to get over the threshold of the car. It was to the point that I was afraid ... Read more
Some news
Monday, December 23, 2019      4 comments

I have been living with arthritis of the (right) hip since 2007. I remember because I was getting cancer treatment when I noticed it hurt to raise my right leg. Being non-interventionist by nature, and also somewhat lazy, I did nothing about i... Read more
UTI and Other Woes
Sunday, November 17, 2019      3 comments

So, Danny started a new cycle of chemo a week ago. Since it was a weekend, he had to be admitted to the inpatient ward. He chooses to do that rather than get the chemo M-F, because he misses less school. Since Monday was a government holiday ... Read more
Meanwhile, back at the ranch....
Sunday, November 10, 2019      5 comments

Ok, this is a silly thing to post a blog about, I admit, but I can't help myself. Today I was at church, and the reader was reading a stirring passage in which a good guy says to a bad guy, "You accursed fiend!!" The reader, in a monotone voic... Read more

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