Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of our wedding day. Given all the recent health developments it was extremely personally gratifying to spend the day driving through the mountains and walking around in nature a bit, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Rockies.
Here are a couple of photos, followed by some obligatory philosophical musing.
Continue reading “20 years – success!”
Two legal decisions were made at two supreme courts in two separate countries in recent weeks that will surely go down in legal history for a number of reasons, not least of which is the stunning parallels and differences between them. Both of the cases involved a dispute between the LGBTQ+ community and a privately owned religious business. Both of the cases resulted in a 7-2 decision.
And yet both of the cases resulted in completely divergent conclusions. In America freedom of conscience prevailed, and in Canada freedom of conscience was sacrificed.
Continue reading “The Supreme Court of Canada strikes (out) again”
As I type this, Denise is sitting on the couch opposite me in our living room. She was discharged this afternoon after arriving at the Foothills from Edmonton very late Tuesday night.
This is obviously extremely exciting for all of us, but we (and our friends / family) will have to temper our expectations somewhat, especially in the next 3 to 6 months. For instance:
Continue reading “She’s home!”
When these medical situations arise I usually intend to be fairly minimal in my blogging about them, but our friends and family seem to really appreciate the updates, and they have a lot of questions. So, I keep blogging.
I suspect this will be the second to last blog update because things are going so well. And before I forget, I just wanted to remind my readers that Denise does her own blogging, and she has picked it up again post-transplant.
Continue reading “Second-to-last transplant update? 2018-06-10”
For recent subscribers to this blog, it isn’t normally “all Denise, all the time” as it has been lately. I primarily write about other stuff that strikes my fancy. With Denise’s significant improvements of late, the updates should be less frequent, but I’ll continue to cover the highlights.
But for now, here are a few things that seemed interesting to me in the past while (unrelated to Denise)…
Continue reading “Interesting stuff – 2018-06-07”
No long stories today, just the news that Denise has been discharge from the ICU and is now settling into a “step down” unit for a few days. After a time of recovery and stability on this unit they will make plans for a transition to Calgary. No estimates of when.
Here are a few more details…
Continue reading “Quick transplant update – 2018-06-05”
I get asked a lot how I am doing with all this transplant stuff. I had an entire article written out about how I find that to be an odd question because I process emotions differently than most people do. I was fine, more or less.
Then I had to make a visit to a local walk-in medical clinic. But let me rewind the story a bit first…
Continue reading “How am I doing?”
Since the weekend (when I expressed concerns regarding her progress) things have seriously turned around. It’s like she’s a whole new woman. Because she kind of is…
Continue reading “Major transplant update: 2018-05-30”
Denise’s recovery can be measured by two means; what the medical staff sees, and how Denise feels. Unfortunately these two are trending in different directions.
[I’ve got a little humour at the end of this entry to lighten the mood.]
Continue reading “Transplant update: 2018-05-27”
It’s hard to know when to update about Denise’s transplant, and what to describe. The recovery from this procedure is up and down, and there isn’t much point in dragging my dear readers through every twist and turn.
So, here are the highlights from the past couple of days, and thoughts on the next stages.
Continue reading “Another transplant update: 2018-05-25”