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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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Personal Note: I'll try to post regularly now, but it depends on how I feel each day. Also, I am still fuzzy in the head so I'll keep these relatively short so they don't veer off into the crazy, however... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at TIME GOES BY
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I am not JUST sitting up in bed, anymore, folks. I'm typing, putting words on paper so to speak and my brain is working fairly well. That wasn't always so here in Hospital-Land. The several days of hallucinations were odd... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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The good news keeps on coming! Ronni was moved out of The Unit and into a regular room this morning after her NG Tube was removed. She has been sitting in a chair and clearing her lungs out as the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Hello Friends, I hope there is beauty in your day today. I just returned from visiting Ronni in the ICU. She continues to make great gains in her recovery. When I arrived this morning, I must admit my heart skipped... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Good evening to all on Team Ronni, I hope this finds you well. After yesterday's marathon of a day, it was nice to call Ronni's nurse this morning to find that Ronni was resting well as she had been all... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Hello Team Ronni- this is Autumn writing with an update. First and foremost, Ronni is out of surgery and headed to recovery. It took a bit longer than expected- most likely because The Good Doctor had to dance around all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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The day has finally arrived. After all this upending of my life, worry and fear, the surgery will be done tomorrow morning. You know how we old people often talk about how time speeds up as we grow older? It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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A PERSONAL NOTE My surgery is coming up fast and this will be the last Interesting Stuff for awhile. Like last week, it is shorter than usual - I've been kind of busy. On one item, you don't need to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Earlier this week, a surgical aide explained some of the things I will need to do when I get home from the hospital. It's a long list, some of them being relatively big changes in daily life. Without putting any... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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It was the 2007 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman that gave us the phrase – and title of the film - The Bucket List. Since then, bucket lists are a common meme among most Americans - I don't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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As I mentioned on Friday, TGB reader dkzody last week commented that she had believed pancreatic cancer is hard to diagnose and wondered what my “mystery malady” was. Today, I'll tell you my experience with that mystery and my eventual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
As you may imagine, since the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and preparation for the coming surgery, I have not had a lot of time to collect material for this weekly compilation of “stuff.” But here is a shorter-than-usual list of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Although I could argue the point, it is possible there is always reason for hope and I found that on Wednesday during my consult with the surgeon and his team. Having decided that formality is a good posture to adopt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Nobody tells you – well, nobody told me - how busy they keep you when you're sick. And these aren't things you can blow off. Except for the weekend when I was fairly well wiped out from all the “work”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Wow. You are, each and every one of you, wonderful people. Regarding the number of comments and seeing the latest of them, I never noticed before that after 100 comments there is a "more comments" link. You can follow that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
UPDATE: 4PM PDT: I am overwhelmed with your love and good wishes. I so appreciate them and all of you. There is a rule, apparently, at Typepad that there can be no more than 100 comments which we have now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Writing this note on Tuesday, I'm still under the weather, a condition that manifests itself (among other symptoms) with brain death. There isn't a chance that I could write anything coherent right now so I've pulled out this... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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That is one of the U.S. soldiers who spent a good deal of time last week placing a flag at each and every one of the more than 400,000 military graves at Arlington Cemetery. Today, beginning at 2PM EDT, there... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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BEFORE WE GET STARTED TODAY Yesterday, I posted instructions for John Oliver's direct link to the FCC comment page on the agency's net neutrality changes. In case you missed it, here it is again: To get to the page, go... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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PROTEST FCC CHANGES TO NET NEUTRALITY Finally, John Oliver's direct link to the FCC comment page on the agency's net neutrality changes is up and running again. To get there, go to this URL, click on the word, “express” at... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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