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Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 31, 2018

Well, I made it through the stress test. I really hope that I can put any more of those off for awhile.

Headache, Angina, Chest Pressure, Light-headedness. I really hate feeling like that. The good thing is that it did pass within 2-5 minutes.

I am still waiting for the results to be posted, but thought I should let all of you know that I made it through the test.

I will try to get back in later, but I am not bouncing back very fast this time.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.



Watch Your Chickens!!

Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 21, 2018

You ever have one of those days? You know the kind I mean...

You are irritable, cranky, or just plain p*ssed at the world!!

Unfortunately, I have been having a day like that.

I swear that if I were still out on the farm, I would have bitten the head off of all the roosters and half of the hens!!!!

I think it is just a buildup from everything that has happened over the last few weeks.

Another round of doctors, a ruptured blood vessel in my eye, my roommates daughter trying to find another job and being out of sorts with the search. 

I can't do anything about things and feel really useless right now, hence the feelings of anger and frustration.


The doctors I will just have to deal with.

The eye is healing and I can see through it just fine.

My "daughter" has some good prospects lined up now.

Just another bump in the path of my journey.....

Thanks for listening.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.




Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 20, 2018

Just got back from my Cardiology appointment.

I have to return there in a week for yet another Stress Test. At least I get to take the Nuclear version and get to skip the treadmill.

I think they are a little concerned because I constantly have some minor pains in my chest. This is a precaution to try and catch things early I suppose.

I have look back on all the tests and hospital stays over the last 4 1/2 years as victories in my journey.

Did I come through unscathed? I can't say that. I have suffered damage from my past mistakes. 

Did I learn from all this? You can be assured that I have learned a lot. I have had to modify my life to meet the challenges from the damage.

I will update as I get more information.

Treat your quit the same as I treat this fellow travelers... just one more thing in your journey to leave behind after you deal with it.

Travel strong my friends.

Always remember .....

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.


I think those are the only people I know anymore.
Since my last post, I have been admitted for 3 days, Been to the ER twice, (today was the second), and have seen several doctors.
Tomorrow I see the Cardiologist again. The Hospital Doctors want me to have another stress test for my heart. Just did this last summer!!
Today I was in because a small vessel ruptured in my eys. Luckily it is only affecting the white of my eye.
I am struggling with fatigue and am doing my best to fight off depression over the medical problems. I am so glad that my roommate and her daughters are so supportive. They have been a big factor in keeping the depression away this long.
To all you travelers out there in NML, keep traveling strong.
Let your camel take you where the trail is easiest. Trust them, as they have made this crossing many times with other travelers.
Beware Nic's traps. They are like the problems I face now. Don't let him lure you away from your goal.
Travel strong!!
I must close now and I leave you with this thought ....
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master


Better Days

Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 3, 2018

As I write this, I am Singing to Creator for a wonderful sunny day. The temperatures have been higher the last few days and that has eased some of my problems.

I am still "whistling" as I breathe, but it is a little easier to move the air today. 

I am still in isolation from everyone that has the flu. I placed myself here to avoid getting it again. 

My roommate's daughter came down with it this morning. I am staying away from her apartment till she gets over it. 

Over the last couple of days I have counted at least fourteen Robins around town. The forecast is looking pretty good, so maybe Spring is really coming soon.

I send peace and good thought to you, my EX family...

May you continue to have good fortune on your journey. 

To those that are experiencing rough traveling, I send strength and support. Hold to your resolve and use the tools that have brought you this far.

Travel strong my friends. The journey goes to a great place free from the prison of Nicotine addiction.

Follow the tracks of those that have gone before and you will not lose your way. 

We are watching you and cheering you on. Our hands are reaching to you if you need an anchor to hold to.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master