Getting Back to Living

Six months out from my May 5 burst arterial aneurysm, I recently headed up to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for a check-up. After all, my Amsterdam doctors had attributed the near-fatal bleed to Segmental Arterial Mediolysis (SAM), a disease so rare that no one can yet say how it all turns out. I might have…

The Patience of an ex-Patient

My brain rushes through all the things I think I must do today, or tomorrow, or should have done yesterday: paying bills; cleaning house; making, changing, and keeping appointments. I've already done a mile walk and 20 minutes of squats, planks, and leg lifts. My daily crossword and cryptogram are complete. It's too early to…