Monthly Archives: September 2015

aural dissertation

in what I’m hoping will become a habit, I used my smart phone’s voice recorder app to jot down three haiku during this afternoon’s walk. For those wondering what my speaking voice sounds like, the wait is over (and I … Continue reading

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on the nod

Any pain associated with my recent back surgery – whether it’s at the site of the synthetic cage sitting where my disc used to be, or the incision itself – has been more than effectively neutralized by a combination of … Continue reading

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let there be music

Those who know me might be surprised to learn that I wasn’t exposed to music at an early age. To be sure, my parents enjoyed the soothing tones of easy listening on the radio, but I have no tales of … Continue reading

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recovery is the hardest part

The ponderous wait leading up to my back surgery was pretty aggravating, to say the least. Not that I noticeably continued to decline physically, but it sure felt that way. There’s also the matter of not being able to take on … Continue reading

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here goes nothing…

In about 24 hours I get to don one of those fashionable hospital gowns and lie down for what promises to be a nap I won’t soon forget. Ultimately, I hope I end up feeling better — preferably much, much better than … Continue reading

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just around the corner

The milestones continue to pass en route to Monday’s surgery. About an hour ago I bid adieu to my workplace until I return, having wrapped up outstanding projects and documented sundry administrivia. Yesterday I started using a “special soap” during my morning … Continue reading

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counting down

My surgery takes place one week from today. This morning I had to eliminate aspirin from my “diet”, and throughout the week I’ll be doing the same with other medications in preparation for The Big Day. For 5 days I … Continue reading

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