Monthly Archives: August, 2012

A Sea of Clouds

The cough has finally subsided for the most part, so on Monday to celebrate my recovery from pneumonia I joined my brother David for a challenging (for me, anyway) bike ride.  He had actually already done a few rides in the Bay Area by the time I felt well enough to go out with him …

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Splash and Dash

Well, since I had to cancel last month’s open water swim due to illness, I’ve just added a couple of new events to my calendar to fill the late summer/early fall void. 1)  Norcal Open Water Swim This will double my last open water distance to 1 mile and conveniently take place at the local …

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Herceptin #11/14

This morning’s infusion appointment was plagued by both restlessness and lethargy.  Not too long after the premeds started to course through my I.V., drowsiness set in and I nodded off for a few minutes.  Soon, however, my arms, torso, and legs began to experience this low-grade, creepy sensation the nurses have called Restless Leg Syndrome.  …

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Big Gulp

Wow, did I really sign up for this?  What looked so simple at the online sign up page now appeared daunting as I walked a half mile from my parked car to the Stevens Creek Reservoir early yesterday morning to take part in the NorCal Open Water Swim.  My mouth agape, I stared pointedly at …

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A Wedding & Five Funerals

Could the definition of middle age be the point beyond which life’s happy milestones are outnumbered by unhappy ones?  This summer has turned out to be full of life changing events for friends and relatives.  On a significantly happier note, two beautiful babies have been born (not to the same parents) and a friend has …

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