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Good morning, everybody!

My partner, Kate, was hospitalized again last week. She's home, and doing reasonably well, but that didn't happen till last night. It was a hell of a week. So today this is just an Open Thread. No essay.

Kate's having an angiogram on Monday; keep your fingers crossed because we want her to get through the procedure safely. It would be totally safe except that she has stage 5 kidney disease. It probably will be safe anyway, but please send good thoughts our way if you have any to spare.

Here's some good music to keep us all chill.

and a bit of screenwriting I heartily approve of:

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Lookout's picture

Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Ivor Cummings does a good job talking about heart disease
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi_f9Z1rc7o (32 min)
He normally has transcripts but I can't get the link to work...
https://thefatemperor.com/ivor-cummins-on-stopping-and-reversing-heart-d...

Good health and speedy recovery to you!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

Thing is, she may not even have heart disease. It could be just the pressure that the kidney failure has put on her system.

We'll see!

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

Lily O Lady's picture

of you.

So many golden oldies! You don’t hear Incense & Peppermints much anymore. The Strawberry Alarm Clock never had another hit like that.

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@Lily O Lady

I almost included Deep Purple.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

enhydra lutris's picture

the best to you both. All we can do is hope. Thanks for the tunes.

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@enhydra lutris

As long as her kidneys don't shut down, we're pretty much good.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

Anja Geitz's picture

Please keep us updated, and don't forget to take care of yourself as well. I know this must be an anxious time for you both, but self care is important too.

Thanks for the tunes. I'll add my own oldie as well:

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

Granma's picture

For you and Kate this week. I hope you will both manage something fun and relaxing to counter the worries.

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wendy davis's picture

was on the mend; how painful to hear what you're both going thru!

i know it may sound silly, but i'll gladly smudge you both with sweet grass smoke for a few nights, and chant part of the navajo beauty way mantra (beauty before, beauty behind...above, below, etc.) as i do; it ends with 'walk in beauty'. as i understand it, their healing ceremonies are less about 'healing' per se, than being in harmony with what's going on. and may you both, may we all...walk in beauty.

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@wendy davis

I'm very grateful, and so will Kate be.

We are both neopagans, after all. Smile

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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I can imagine this is very tough going for you both.
Just know we are all here for you with our thoughts, and maybe even a few of us could lend a hand in person, if we were needed.
We have your backs.

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@on the cusp

Thank you so much. Deeply appreciated.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

Taking a hint from your first Grand Funk submission....

These are my two faves:

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Unabashed Liberal's picture

recent hospitalization, and ongoing medical concerns. It's good that you Guys have access to excellent medical care in your neck-of-the-woods.

Obviously, we wish her the best, and will be thinking of her as she undergoes testing tomorrow; Mr M and I are sending (in your, and her direction) as much positive energy/vibes as we can muster.

Pleasantry

Both of you take good care.

Mollie

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
~~Cicero

The obstacle is the path.
~~Zen Proverb

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

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lotlizard's picture

The spirit of Aloha and the peace of the meditation garden be with you.

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@lotlizard

Good to know you're out there. Smile

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

...and yours. Sounds like your household has had a recent stress-run (know all about those, we just keep dancing, right) so here's to hoping your partner's procedure goes smoothly and that the universe sees fit to drop some more pleasant and joyful experiences into your shared path.

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@Reverend Jane Ignatowski

If she can get stable on dialysis (we're doing the water dialysis that you do once daily--usually overnight) that would be great. We are putting the port in and we're not taking no for an answer this time. She's been ready to do that for three months.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem