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  1. Healing & Performing

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    The last time I saw my doctor for the Legionnaires, Thursday, I was 
    almost in tears when I told her I didn’t know if I was going to survive this.  She turned to me with a loving face and gentle voice and said, “You ARE surviving this.”  I looked at her and tried to inhale her.  I said, “I am trying to take all your positivity in.”

    She is an infectious disease doctor, and I would recommend her to 
    everyone.  She’s a human being and speaks to patients like they are as well.  I feel so lucky to be seeing her.

    On Friday, I received a surprise – a bag of food from Fresh Direct.  It was a gift.  It took a while to find out which angel sent it.  I was deeply touched and so grateful and teary-eyed.  She had researched on the Mayo Clinic website which foods would help my immune system fight this shit.  An amazing gift. 

    On Saturday, I worried that accepting a booking for Sunday night may 
    have been a mistake.  Saturday was also the day of my last antibiotic.  That day I slept more than almost any day.  I’d get up for a few hours and then go back to sleep.  This happened three times.  When I’m sleeping, I’m not doing anything bad for my body.  Lots of healing can take place.

    The next day, I woke up feeling better than I have felt in over two 
    months.  I went out for breakfast with my best buddy.  That night I performed in Randy Epley’s Comedy Dungeon show at Jazz on the Park Hostel.  The hardest part was the staircase in the train station.  I was glad I got there, performed, and watched the rest of the show.

    The next day, Monday, I again woke up feeling decent.  That evening, I 
    went to support Eddie Messanelli’s show at Otto’s Shrunken Head on 14th Street.  His new co-producer and co-host is Esteban Tino Romero.  I just wanted to watch the show.  I enjoyed it a lot.  Got to see people I hadn’t seen in a while and meet new people.  Eddie lives not far from me, so he gave me a lift home.  That really helps.

    Today, Tuesday, I, thank God/dess, again woke up feeling pretty okay. 
    had worried I wouldn’t feel well after the antibiotics were over.  I am so grateful I seem to be pretty okay.  Other than going to a few nearby stores, I stayed home today.  Wasn’t too productive, but the night isn’t over.

    Those of you who want to laugh and have a good time for not a lot of 
    money, I will be performing at the Producer’s Club on Tuesday, November 26th at 9pm.  Doors open at 8:30.  Only $5 cover.  Two VERY reasonable drinks minimum ($2- $9).  For this show, I do need a few guests.  Please make room on your calendar.  J

    Big love to CGG-M 

  2. 3 comments:

    1. Melinda said...

      My Dear Friend, Unfortunately,I haven't read your blog for some time now because I've been very busy with challenges of my own. Mom(92) is in home hospice and I'm here primary care giver. Last month Dad ended up hospitalized with an obstruction in his small intestine(extremely painful).The doctors couldn't operate on him because he is 94 and wouldn't survive the operation. They advised us to "make final arrangements. They kept him hospitalized for 15 days. Placed NG tube in his nose which went down to his stomach to remove that which should have been coming out from the other end.Gave him antibiotics to prevent Sepsis.No food for 15 days. At first I broke down but then I got busy. I told them " You need to cut my father open to save his life and you can't because of his age. But I have faith and God can heal my father without 1 STITCH! I asked all those who believe in God to pray for my day. A prayer chain was formed from near and far. Dad discharge with hospice( minimum care). An aide for 3 hours a day, and a nurse who visits once a week.Fortunately they provide pain med. It was a long raid but this Friday, xrays were taken, at home, and the results were NO BLOCKAGE. My God is an AWESOME God. In between caring for my parents, I just disconnect and rest.. I am also blessed with my two loving dogs. They don't ask for much and they love me sooo much. Doing my best and leaving the rest to God. I am happy that you are on your way to a full recovery, God will make it so! Love you!

    2. I am so happy to hear you are recovering well. See you soon.

    3. Thank you David. Melinda, I am going to send you an email.

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