Migraine Testimony/Update

This week started for me with a monster migraine that lasted 3 days. I shared that little tidbit on FaceBook and realized that it was time for a testimony. Just one year ago, this migraine journal was updated every day with new treatments, experiences, etc. Other than the post yesterday, I can’t remember my last …

BENCHED!

February 14, 2018 started something that I’ve not experienced in my adult life–sick leave. This, thanks to a much need ligament reconstruction of my left ankle. The last time I had a surgery as invasive was in 1991 when I had my left finger reconstructed. So, being off work (and not allowed to return) was …

12 months, 3 surgeries

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’ve had a LOT of accidents in 41 years. However, the 3 surgeries I’ve now had in 12 months is a record even for me. Of these 3 surgeries, the most invasive with the longest recovery just happened on Valentine’s Day this year–the ankle. When I met with the …

The Knee

Today I’m having my second surgery on my right knee. The first was 11 years ago–about a year after the first injury–and cleaned up some cartilage I tore off the knee cap. Today, they will be removing portions of my torn meniscus to prevent locking and buckling. Eventually the knee will need to be replaced, …

Who is Roger?

I have reached the point in life where I find myself asking, “Who am I”. What seems a simple question is very complicated. Throughout life, I have been different people at different times. Once the outgoing carefree kid, I eventually became the introverted, withdrawn teenager before becoming the adventurous twenty something. Then, who am I …

Stubborn streak

I often worry that insider stories I write about Mike will denigrate his memory or legacy. However, we all have our flaws that make us unique. For Mike, one of those flaws was his stubborn streak. I can talk about this flaw easily because it’s one of the prevailing traits of all of the men …

Time flies

Time is a funny thing. When you’re 10, an hour feels like a week. At 40, that same hour seems like mere minutes. It’s all about perspective really, to a 10 year old, an hour is a larger fraction of time in relation to the time you’ve been alive. I’m not really telling any of …