Anne's Diary

Diary entries relating to "sickness"

Monday, February 25, 2013
You may think you've had some odd experiences (especially if you've had VISITOR experiences), but I think something that happened to me is right up there at the top.

I woke up to find several faces peering down at me, asking me questions like, "What's your name?" "What date is it today?" "Who's the President...
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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Whitley's back pain got so bad that he went to his doctor. He had been taking pain meds that made him too nauseous to eat or drink, so he lost a lot of weight and became weak and dehydrated. He recognized he was fading fast, so he went to our General Practitioner, who gave...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
There's a wonderful song and dance number in the middle of the film "Singin' in the Rain" in which Donald O'Connor sings a song called "Make 'Em Laugh." I'm in that strange position right now--we have a seriously ill friend far away in another city whose kids are asking us to send her amusing jokes and stories to cheer her up (...
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Monday, July 11, 2011
This weekend we went to a wonderful play at a theater that's very near the hospital I was at for 6 weeks in 2004, after an aneurysm burst inside my brain. I was actually "out of it" for more like 2 months, since I spent some time at another hospital, because the ambulance always takes you to the closest place. Whitley (with the help of...
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Monday, February 7, 2011
There's an old saying: "In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." I experienced this recently when Whitley had cataract surgery in one eye. He was having terrific trouble driving at night, and I suspect this is why he got the warning dream from his...
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Monday, January 31, 2011
We just got the news that the 92-year-old mother of good friends of ours has died, and we are making preparations to travel there for the funeral. Since the state of her health wasn't good (she had just been diagnosed with inoperable cancer), it is probably a blessing. But what interests me is that it also seems to have been a choice. When I...
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