Facing My Own Mortality

Let me say up front…No, this isn’t a story to evoke letters of support or sympathy from readers!

I’ve put a lot of thought into whether I should reveal what’s going on in my life at this time. My wife is the only other one that knows; I’ve not told other family and friends and at this time have no intensions of doing so but I thought I owed quite a few people in the online world some kind of explanation.

I’m diabetic and have one kidney; I lost the other at age nine and I’m now fifty-five. The first time I heard that I only had so long to live doctors had given me until age seven. The second time was age nine, and the last time was when I was twelve and they said I wouldn’t live beyond twenty…as I said I am now fifty-five so I don’t put a lot of stock into doctors predictions and have not received one of late.

My diabetes was under control, for the most part, until about three weeks ago when my blood sugar started rise and I was unable to control it myself. My single kidney is faltering

I’m weak, tired, sick most of the time, and depressed all of the time so I thought that by putting my feelings down on paper, and on my blog, it may help me sort things out. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the short term and I’m avoiding looking to far forward…in stead I’ve found myself looking back and thinking about how I got here.

So, as I feel well enough and can make myself do it I will be revealing, and shearing with you, some of my life up until now in the days to come.

1/29/2008– Continued on my page “My Life–Then & Now” link at the top of this page.

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Who knows what’s Next!

Who knows what’s Next!

My health has taken a turn for the worse of late and I am not sure if I will ever be back full time. I’ll do what I can but for now I am not able to spend much time online…Visit you when I can…take care my friends!

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Stirrings

Stirrings

The day begins to awake as the atmospheric pulse quickens and changes expression…

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A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Sorry about disappearing without a word but I had to leave suddenly and without notice to stay a few days up at UVA…

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From the Beginning…

From the Beginning…

…we have sought light and sometimes we are able to capture it. Toned and textured.

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My Love of Autumn

My Love of Autumn

November is a pretty wonderful month around here; it’s cool but not cold and the fall foliage still adorns the trees…it’s a peaceful time to spend an afternoon by the river for thinking and reading. This image was taken on November 16, 2007…

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Silence

Silence

Very calm and quiet winter morning in the mountains and the valley rest in slumber…

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