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Day 399: Brooding

It’s 1:15 in the morning and I’ve been trying to get some sleep for a couple of hours without success – so here I am. I took a bath, watched Jimmy Carter on the Daily Show talk about eradicating a … Continue reading

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Day 406: Swollen ducks.

I went to the doctor today to follow up on my successful diuretic-inspired fluid loss. I’ve lost twenty-six pounds of fluid (over ten-percent of my body weight) in seventeen days. That’s what I call a diet! Actually, the best part … Continue reading

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Day 410: Night on the town.

We had just finished a nice dinner of chicken and cashews at our favorite Chinese restaurant and were driving back home. The conversation went something like: (me) – When I stopped by the Tractor Supply Store to look at their … Continue reading

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Day 416: Jean and Jon.

The diuretics seem to be doing their job. I’ve lost about a pound of fluid a day from my legs for the last six days and my energy level is coming up a bit. All that notwithstanding, there are chores … Continue reading

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Day 423: Gonna need a bigger skin.

The black stool problem of two weeks ago seems to have settled down. But the next chapter in this medical adventure seems to have begun. I’m getting bigger – much bigger. In the movies when something important is about to … Continue reading

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