Monthly Archives: November 2004

More Adventures in Recuperation, #8

The new medications are having an effect, all right. I still have ups and downs from day to day in how much discomfort I have, but the total number of trips to the bathroom each day have definitely been cut. Thanksgiving went well. Diane and I went to visit her cousin John, his wife Laurie,… Read More »

More Adventures in Recuperation, #7

The past week kind of slid by. My surgeon has put me on two new medications to slow down my gut action, hopefully meaning fewer trips to the bathroom each day. These are Imodium and Lomotil. The first few days have been a grab bag; some days go by very pleasantly, but on at least… Read More »

CHC 2004 Bakersfield, #1

It’s our first day at the California Hawking Club’s Bakersfield falconry meet. Diane went out early with Andrea and Mark Ashbaugh. They put up three Harris’s hawks (Rusty (13yo female), Glamdring (2yo male), and Shelby (2yo male)) over four dogs (Farli (11yo Vizsla), Ritka (1yo Vizsla), Sunny (4yo whippet), and Gossip (1yo Jack Russell terrier)).… Read More »

More Adventures in Recuperation, #6

I got a nasty surprise Thursday morning: bright red blood on elimination. Diane and I got on the phone with my surgeon, who indicated that this wasn’t an uncommon thing, and that next week he’ll see about putting me on some medication to slow down my gut. In the meantime, he said that taking a… Read More »

More Adventures in Recuperation, #5

This past week I was able to sit up at my usual desk for most of each day. In general, I’ve been getting better. I still get up two or three times in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, but the trend has been for me to be able to get… Read More »

The Day Before the Election

I registered here with the “permanent absentee” status box checked. My vote went in a week and a half ago, since I’m not yet up to standing in lines for very long at all. Looking at polls across the country, it seems that everyone’s vote means more in this election. More people are registered, more… Read More »