Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Day in the Life: Interlude

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer You’re spreading … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Gimpy Legs and Burning Candles

It’s late summer already; you still limp and list to one side with your gimpy shorter leg. Recurring bursitis in both hips means neither comfortable, nor restorative sleep. Some days, just pulling your clothing up over your hips causes intense … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Getting a Leg Up (part two)

It’s a miracle! Just a week after your Halloween surgery, you are up and walking around without pain. For the first time in three years, you are finally walking normally. The rush you get from taking a walk in the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Getting a Leg Up

Retirement agrees with you, even if your leg doesn’t know it. The pain in your right hip makes you limp, which puts the burden of work on the left leg. The imbalance brings on bursitis in both hips, relieved only … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Adventures in Retirement

The sweet taste of freedom is less than a month away; you cannot contain your joy. You long ago passed the “I don’t wanna get up in the morning” phase on the road to retirement. The work days fly by … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Thumbs Down, Part II

It’s been two weeks since your thumb joint replacement surgery and you are now sporting a lovely, purple fiberglass cast on your left arm. You hold your hand up as though wanting to ask a question all the time. You … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Thumbs Down (or Flatlining Again)

One afternoon, while packaging beads for sale in your gallery, your left thumb starts to hurt, especially when you’re opening the tiny zippered bags that hang on the pegboard. Like everything else, you ignore it until it becomes so painful … Continue reading

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