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My New Medical Saga

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in About me, My heart journey | 43 comments

In March this year I had my one year checkup for my heart surgery. I was so looking forward to getting the stamp of approval from my cardiologist (I still have a  hard time saying that) and moving on from the drama of the medical world. That week I had many expensive tests which were all evaluated and sent to my doctor’s office. Then it was my turn to head in there and get the results. I am in the office, in my little assigned room waiting. The PA comes in, her name is Kim and she is brilliant. She starts out telling me how great my heart looks, how it could not be better and YAY! Then...

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My Memorial

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in My Heroes and Sheros | 32 comments

My Memorial

Today is Memorial Day, and I have someone to remember, as I have every year since 2009. His name is Roger Cobb Hallberg, and his name was on the POW bracelet I wore as a teenager. While I was dating and going to Disneyland, he was fighting, and then disappearing, in the jungle maze of Vietnam. A brave young newlywed just vanished. For years I waited and watched lists of returning vets to see his name. Twice I have visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. At the long black wall I find his name and see his status. MIA. He is one of 1643 soldiers still unaccounted for in that conflict (this...

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Winner

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Juliette Morris Williams is the winner from last month!!! Congratulations Juliette! I am still not back, things went way, way south with my annual checkup for the heart thing and I have entered a whole new level of medical hell. As soon as I can I will share this with you, just do not feel up to it quite yet. xooxoxoox Jill

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A Turn of Events

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Hello all my lovelies. My year end exam did not turn out as we had hoped. I am not ready to share this new story but will when I feel up to it. So, this month I need some time away from cyber space and will skip the giveaway on the 16th of this month. On that day I will announce the winner of the last blog post instead. Love to all of you. Thank you for all your support. xooxox Jill

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A Year Ago, Today. Or “How to Tend to a Sick Artist”

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Giveaway!, Gratitude, Sweet 16 | 75 comments

A Year Ago, Today. Or “How to Tend to a Sick Artist”

Last March 3 I endured a nine hour open heart surgery that was a big whopper of a surprise to everyone in my life. I had a 9cm aneurysm in the ascending aorta of my heart, and there was no other way to keep me alive. Two funny people we know died of this exact same situation: Lucille Ball and John Ritter. I like to think its somehow a comic’s condition. I love Mark Twain and remember reading “The Innocents Abroad” the year I lived in Florence, Italy. He made lists in that book, measurements and tallies that illustrated his points. Here is my Mark Twain list for My Event of...

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