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My face hurts...



Hi, everyone hanging in there? OK, so it's like the 3rd or 4th time I've bailed at a job and I've been politely asked to resign again. I've been diagnosed for three years, but it seems to have made little difference. All of my medical files were correct and my doctor filled out my permission slip...My fits have definately slowed since I began medication, but I had one on Pindolol so the Doc switched me to Atenolol and I've been on that for at least six months. Moving a cart around tonight and BAM, hit my knee right in the funny part! (Not funny HA HA, funny OW) So anyway I try to recover nicely without showing any pain to anyone around me and up and here it comes again...the collapsing sensation. I made it to a clear area but kissed the floor anyway. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes...OW! Better than the time before last, got 20 stitches and 3 busted teeth then! I look like a tough guy...I'm kicking my ass! Had symptoms since way back when...I think I was 2 or 3 or something and my brother got a wart burned off of his foot...I know, nice thing to talk about, eh? So anyway, I'm just watching and up...there I go! My mom remembers shtuff from before that so who knows? History of anxiety and whatnot here and I get frustrated at times but trying to stay confident and most of all, on my feet! :) (OW, smiling hurts.)


On Sabbatical!

When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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