Posted on May 22nd, 2011 by Scraps.
Categories: Boring Posts, Recovery, Stuff.

It's been nearly half a year since I last updated this journal. Since then, I've moved to Seattle with Velma into a lovely house in Wallingford, living with Jane Hawkins; I lived with Jane nearly thirty years ago in a house next door to this one, so it's old home week for me. Very nice, very comfy, and all three of us are happy.

Writing is still hard; harder than it looks. I have to ratchet it down to reach such simple thoughts now. But frustration is easy; I still have to live my life, including expressing myself. Post-stroke, I have learned a certain amount of calm. (Certain amount: three-fourths of a cup of placidity cut with a dash of impatience.) Also, I experienced two seizures a month ago, the first time in more than a year; that set me back a little. But I think I'm still improving.

My life is, mostly, coping. I'm writing it down here because what the hell. I really don't mind if you take me off your reading list. (Formerly I went into an incoherent rage.) Hey hey.


Kathy Walton

Comment on May 22nd, 2011.

I, for one, am *very* happy to see you back. And I'm loving Velma's posts about your present life in Seattle.


Comment on May 22nd, 2011.

Kathy: Thanks!

Kip W

Comment on May 23rd, 2011.

It was just yesterday I paused and looked at your title in my Google Reader feeds and thinking something formless along the lines of, well, where is he? So this answers that. Cope. Write. Be with us.

Lenny B

Comment on May 23rd, 2011.

And the moral of today's story is... We are what we are. What are we again?
-Yakko Warner

Shelly Rae Clift

Comment on May 23rd, 2011.

Wait, you've moved to Seattle? It'd be great to see you again. I'm in Ballard for a while longer but I'm also moving to Wallingford soon.

Some of our recovery/ symptoms are very similar although our events are not. Changing/challenging blood flow to the brain in both cases.

Welcome to Seattle!


Comment on May 23rd, 2011.

Nice to hear from you. Best of luck in the new/old location.


Comment on May 23rd, 2011.

I'm glad to see an update from you, Scraps. Hope things continue to get better for you.


Comment on May 24th, 2011.

Thanks, folks.

Shelly Rae, we would love to see you. Looking at your blog, it looks like you're moving three to five blocks from us.

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