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Two weeks down the road

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in About me | 61 comments

Two weeks down the road

Hello all. It has been two weeks since my open-heart surgery, and the first day I can sort of read and type. Before now my brain was fairly scrambled with anesthesia and medications. The surgery went well, all in all, but I did wake up tied to my bed with the intubation tube still stuffed down my throat, which was one of my biggest fears. It was ghastly, very frightening an I am having a lot of trouble with that memory. So I came home a miracle: one in a million chances of having this condition and odds likely similar that it was diagnosed and fixed before it killed me. Not yet sure what to...

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Tomorrow is the Day

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in About me | 116 comments

Tomorrow is the Day

I have been in the cardiac ICU for five days now. The nurses are letting me be a bit mobile, thank goodness. Most people in this ICU are not healthy like I am, so at at the beginning I was treated like a geriatric sausage, someone to roll around and do for. It is hard to be treated that way when you are able bodied, so I got permission from the surgeon for more freedom. Now I can shower by myself, unhook all my wires from the Great Tree and go the the bathroom on my own steam. I come back and hook myself back up and all is well. The pulse device on my finger meant I could only type with one...

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My Detour from art to the ICU

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in About me | 298 comments

My Detour from art to the ICU

I am typing this from the ICU cardiac unit at St. Anthony hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. Last Wednesday I went to the allergy doctor to get a new inhaler to help with allergy and asthma symptoms that I had dealt with my whole life, but which since my flu in December seemed a little worse. The cough would not go away, the feeling in my chest was congested. Nothing  that a new inhaler would not take care of. When I got there, the doctor took my vitals, gave me a breathing treatment and a new inhaler, then sat down with a serious look on his face. I think there is more to this, he said. I had...

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Map Art Lab, Join the Book Club!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Map Art Lab, Join the Book Club!

online book club featuring Map Art Lab

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Winner of Pigments of Your Imagination!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Winner of Pigments of Your Imagination!

The Random Number Generator picked Lou Haines! Congratulations Lou.  

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