Monthly Archives: July 2010

chapter 25C: GROSS

when i was growing up, my life was ever-changing.  different teachers.  different sports teams.  new friends.  new experiences.  places i’d never been before.  ideas i’d never heard before.  always something new.  always something different. but there was one thing… …that … Continue reading

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chapter 25B: GRAMPS

i’m not 80.  i never have been.  it’s something i plan on trying out, but not for a while. and yet, about six weeks after i was released from St. Joseph’s, upon what otherwise felt like a total return to … Continue reading

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chapter 25A: GREAT

for at least 10 years, i had pain behind my eye whenever i would stay up too late.  or sleep too little. and then i went to the emergency room.  with the worst pain i’d ever felt.  behind my left … Continue reading

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chapter 25: ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes–an opener and then three

over the following weeks (yes, plural), as i waited to hear from Dr. M, i realized there had been a transformation. a mysterious one. for what reason? according to the rules of logic, there’s a common error that is referred … Continue reading

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chapter 24: Dr. M

on june 17th, one month and 5 days after my brain hemorrhage, i went back to UCLA.  this time it was to see Dr. M.  he’d come highly recommended by Dr. B, himself also a UCLA head carver. i signed … Continue reading

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chapter 23: cinderfelon

FROM THE JOURNAL OF MY LIFE, A LOOK BACK AT AN EVENING ABOUT A WEEK AFTER MY RELEASE FROM THE HOSPITAL: “i didn’t even have to use my A.K. today was a good day.” –ice cube (A.K. = Absent Kash) … Continue reading

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chapter 22: last opinion from the 1st opinion

on june 10–29 days after my brain hemorrhage–i made the journey from my apartment in quaint Toluca Lake to the big city hospital of USC. dr. g. was ready to talk. i sat in the waiting room, wondering what he … Continue reading

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