PENCIL

June 29th, 2015

Ah, now I have a way to type that ain’t all that bad……yep, with a pencil in each hand, using their eraser ends to bang away on the keys, and by the eraser heads being made of a material that fools the keypad into thinking they’re human fingers, well, now I can type at least more’n one word a minute, plus move my cursor around without having to drop a pencil.

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ARCH

June 13th, 2015

It was really great to recently discover, or rather to realize that there is a very useful function of something I’ve been carrying around with me for all of my full three quarters, plus nearly two more years……specifically the assistance that the “arch” of my right foot provides to my heavily neuropathied left hand in picking up a bar of wet slippery soap dropped during my taking of a shower………until this discovery of the usefulness of my foot’s “arch”, I frequently spent way too much time grasping around with a barely functional hand at bars of slippery soap on the shower floor……usually with the very same hand that dropped it to start with.

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SLOW

May 31st, 2015

I know I’m now gonna be super slow at blogging, just don’t know if I’m gonna be so slow that I’ll quit about as soon as I start………….yeah, after being a “true typist”…. although of a slow sort…. for so many years, I am not at all sure this “one finger at a time punching of keys” is gonna last long at all…..but then my urges to jot down some of my many mental meanderings are so strong that I am compelled to give it a try, particularly since I do happen to have a lot of spare time on my hands….and especially since my blogging once did….and I am hoping it still will, provide me with valuable mental therapy….so now to see for how often and for how long I’ll be giving one of my fingers a real daily work-out.

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MOST

April 10th, 2015

For the most part, this column says exactly what I’ve been thinking for quite a while.

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SO

April 9th, 2015

It is so, so, so sad that this column speaks the absolute truth about lies in today’s world.

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LESS

March 24th, 2015

It is easily arguable that she has accomplished even less than Obama before he became president…..at the very least he out maneuvered her to become president……..and then there’s this column that to me makes an indisputable argument in showing up her complete lack of ever having done anything of any positive significance, yet, and unfortunately, her ability to maintain a high profile, mostly via her adoring liberal mainstream media, seems to be keeping her political potential quite high, most especially amongst the many liberals and lefties in this country.

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BUTTONS

February 18th, 2015

It never before even crossed my mind that someday “buttons” would be a daily challenge…….that I’d face a row of shirt buttons that would purely perplex me, not only by how hard it was gonna be for me to get them all stuck through their little holes, but how long a time it was gonna take me to do it, assuming that I could even do it at all……..this all because of my fingers now being so insensitive and tingly……..fortunately I can still manage to get most of my buttons buttoned, providing I plenty of time, but then only the ones that I can see, while those that I cannot see, such as the one next to a shirt’s top button (rarely wear tie but sure for me to button very top one would be impossible) that’s too far up under my chin for me to easily see, my dear wife does these hard-to-see buttoning jobs, as well as sticking my hearing aids into my ears, otherwise I’d likely have no ears left by now.

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TYPING

February 16th, 2015

Soon after my first chemo treatment, I noticed the tip of my fingers becoming a bit tingly and a little less sensitive in allowing me to identify an objects simply by touching it, but not bad enough so as to be a big bother to me…….and then slowly their tingly feeling increased while their sensitivity to touch decreased to where soon after my second chemo treatment, this condition has also spread down all my fingers to their first joint, thereby now definitely being a very big bother…….most especially when I’m trying to punch something out on this computer keyboard and the resulting far more than normal typing mistakes I now make I know to be due primarily to this particular “side effect” of my chemo treatments……yep, typing is now for me a bit of pain in my posterior as well as in my fingers.

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SHAVE

February 15th, 2015

Ah, what a relief it is to not have to shave every morning……OK, OK,   so for the past several years, until recently anyhow, I’d usually shave only every other morning……..but beginning a week or so ago, what with what the chemo treatments had done to me, well, I could go more’n two days without shaving and my face would still stay smooth as a baby’s bottom…….yeah, my question though is this…….just how many days can I go without needing to shave, or will my face continue to stay smooth as a baby’s bottom for months and months?……….indefinitely?……or just until soon after I’ve taken my last chemo treatment?  I mean this is vital information in order for me to be sure not to suddenly run out of razor blades whenever this “vacation from shaving” comes to an end.

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ABOUT

February 14th, 2015

What do most people usually talk about the most?  Seems to me it’s whatever at the that moment happens to be the heaviest weight upon their minds, be it their family, their job, their work, their profession, their hobby, their politics, or be it their religion….or lack thereof……or, in particular be they a senior citizen, then be it their medical condition.

In the course of my own life, at one time or another, what I most talked about might have been any one of those subjects, but now though, by me being a senior citizen, I am most ready to talk about the last one mentioned, meaning my own medical condition.

So here I go…..several months ago I was told I have lung cancer……and so it is that this is now what I am most interested in talking about……….therefore and henceforth, much of my talking will be about this medical condition and/or its associated effects upon my daily living.

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