Solistalgia

By August of each year the city and the surrounding countryside where I live becomes ‘scary’ dry. Summer months often mean no rain for weeks on end; there are often water restrictions, yellow dead grass covers front lawns and seagull guano paints the downtown sidewalks white. If you were to go for a summer walk […]

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Update

Hi folks! The next post will be coming soon – just thought I should give you a bit of an update. In the last little while I’ve had a sudden increase of subscribers to this little blog that look suspiciously like an attempt to infect my blog with malware or some such crap. Sooo I’m […]

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Similitude (or déjà vu)

After my first panic attack, I began to randomly feel a sense of dread, panic and shortness of breath at strange times. I started to experience sudden panicky feelings that made me act and behave in ways that I had never done before. For example, there was the time I inexplicably but desperately wanted to […]

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Moe

In a nutshell I learned from the on-call GP who saw me that day that the tumour wasn’t cancerous. It was instead a benign tumour composed of fat and muscle that had a blood supply of its own. Relief flooded my body. “Angiomyolipoma – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology” by Osmosis is licensed under a […]

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‘Party Like It’s 1999’

Calgary in the 90’s was the perfect place to begin life on my own. Jobs were plentiful and rent was cheap. The sun shone for most of the year, friends were easily made and that wide open blue sky just continued forever. I tried to forget what had happened to me in Pincher Creek – […]

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Dam(n)

~ Do you remember that time in your life when you knew nothing about living but felt strong and confident enough to want to pull away from your parents, and that you were ready to make your own way in the world? For me that time arrived while working at a summer job in Waterton, […]

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Once upon a time…part 2

I should have said right from the beginning, this blog is primarily about my health, beginning with a medical history – with lots of context. I don’t plan on going too much in to the other areas of my life where my health is not front and centre of mind. This is my attempt to […]

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Once upon a time…

Over the past 20 or so years I have had several visits to the hospital for unusual and what was thought to be unrelated incidents. Each incident seemingly was an anomaly. Each time I asked the health care professionals who cared for me, ‘so what was that about?.. why did that happen?’ I often received […]

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So That Happened…

Five years ago my life changed forever. With one CT scan everything in my world was flipped upside-down. I always thought that stuff like this could not happen to me ( I am not sure why- I mean why not?). Even as I was having the CT scan I thought ‘no way will they find […]

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