Thursday, 28 September 2017


I want to begin by thanking those who read my latest blog post, and particularly those who offered thoughts of concern and words of encouragement.

From my previous post, I want to focus on the matter of four different infections I picked up while I was a hospital patient.  Roughly 1.7 million Americans get nosocomial (hospital-associated) infections annually, from all types of bacteria alone (not including viri or fungi). Those cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths. During my work in health-care ethics, I recall something about nosocomial infections being the third-leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer. I am bothered by that number because I suspect it is too high; it may have been true of a localized study. Nonetheless, those infections pose serious problems for patients and health-care workers.

If those infections do not kill, they slow peoples' recoveries or make those recoveries incomplete. Hence the slowness of my recovery and the added pain.

I expect to get past this sooner rather than later, through with added frustration.

Blessing and Bear hugs to all!

Today's Weather Report

The overnight low will be 6C (about40F).
The high, later today, will be 18C (about 65F) under clear and sunny sky.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


I'm sorry I've not been around the way I wanted to be this fall.

Truth is I'm recovering from major surgery. And the recovery is going more slowly than I expected it would. All very painful, in fact. Including the two infections that I picked up in hospital. 

Life is "interesting."

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Today's Weather Report

Sunny with a high of 18C (about 65F). Nice fall day. I hope to sleep through most of it. When I'm asleep I don't feel the pain.