Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Wings. Feathers. BYO.

Lord Vishnu Riding on Garuda - 2014Christina Bothwell, Lord Vishnu riding on Garuda (2014)

A wing and a prayer. A feather and a flight. Occasionally one must arrive with their own conveyances to soar over hump day into the rest of the week.

Monday, June 5, 2023

A Dog’s Serenity Prayer for Peace In Our Time

I continue to wait impatiently for word from my oncologist neurosurgeon/radiologist oncologist/regular oncologist/nurse from anyone’s office re. next steps in my procedure to have the brain tumor resection discussed further and scheduled In my initial consult with the neurosurgeon he suggested he and his team would meet with my by May 18th, 10 days following my initial consultation. Nothing yet, despite numerous calls placed regarding status of said follow-up. Thus my increasing symptoms of anxiety, high blood pressure, balance/coordination/motor skill issues and general malaise despite high doses of steroids, also not helping. Numerous calls placed, numerous “we are so sorry” responses from what I am assured for 30-40 minutes at a time while on hold is “one of the best hospital systems in America.” God help anyone not in one of the “best” systems as the dog day afternoons will chew your hiney up before you know what bit you.

I will attempt to find a way through this current medical logjam in 15 minutes.  Do say a little prayer if you are so inclined as my reserves are running low along with strength, stamina and sanguinity.

snoopy dog day afternoon