Sunday, July 27, 1980

I graduated from Navy Boot Camp right around this day.

Tuesday, December 21, 1993

Dear diary...

Jennifer and I both took off work and got married. Mr. Decker was the marriage commissioner. He was ancient but still very serious about his work. We went to Waterside for our deli dinner and photo booth portraits.

People: Jennifer Kane

Monday, September 29, 2003

Today I enlisted in the Navy Reserve. This is the second go-round. I hope it goes better than my first.

Tags: Navy

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Stiff back.

Tags: MS

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Stiff back.

Tags: MS

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Stiff back is recovered but feet feel tingly. The sensation will spread up both legs gradually.

Tags: MS

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The tingling in my feet and legs is now accompanied with a feeling of numbness at the muscle level. As well, there's tingling and sensations in my groin and lower belly. When I walk for a while, it feels like I have a tennis ball in my crotch.

Tags: MS

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Everyone on the boat makes fun of Southerners when it snows. Whatever. Everyone, everywhere fucks up on the road in snow. But hurricanes? We start drinking.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dr. Guinand. Spinal MRI that same evening.


What a whirlwind this turned out to be. I thought I was going to find out why my sciatica was acting up worse than normal and after a few minutes with the doctor, I was texting Jen about Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Then it was off to pick up dying tortoises from the vet and off to get an MRI. Neurologist next, followed by more MRI and spinal tap stuff.

Tags: MS

Thursday, January 11, 2018

First appointment with Dr. Sheth.

Tags: MS

Saturday, January 13, 2018

We went on a date. I learned that Howard Coyer died. He shot himself.

Monday, January 15, 2018

When I was getting ready for my shower I use my right big toe to check the cold water every time I get my big toe in the cold water 3 seconds later a sudden pins and needles feeling with start in the sole of my left foot which was on the bath mat.

Tags: MS

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cranial MRI, Lumbar puncture.

Started 15 day prescription of Prednisone.

Tags: MS

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The giant box of sea books in the bedroom has finally been moved to the family room. What a lot of books. And the mermaid that Katie got me for Christmas last year? She's gainfully employed as a bookend for books of her favorite subject.

Tags: house

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Left sinus unplugged- maybe a chronic fungal infection cleared by the Prednisone.

Tags: MS

Monday, January 22, 2018

Star died this afternoon, maybe this morning. She was a tortoise, an Ornate Box Turtle. We learned for the second time that there is no reason to buy turtles from online stores.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

My first diary entry

I really want to write. I can, and am able to, but I need help.

Today, I thought about:

1. Making everything we do our "craft." Learning the theory, history, techniques, and innovations of every job we do, be it our regular jobs or a special task or activity. No one does this and it makes it difficult to develop enthusiasm when the people around us don't understand how others can attack a task at that level.

2. Weight loss and the modern food attitude. "You aren't going to lose weight by eating more of "that kind of food". Food intake never equates to weight loss. Never.

Tags: Writing
Rating: ★★★★★

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I buried Star in the roses. Then I taught Nora to cook sloppy Joes.