Birth Of A Book – “Liver AND Heart Failure (sigh)”

Finally,  with these posts,  signs of writing to an audience emerge. My work up to now was written as if I was talking to myself. This skill presents at a good time. This blog is nearly complete and there is a book that must arise from these notes. Did you sense anxiety in my words? I was accustomed to dealing with my heart problems. Now, the doctor was telling me I may have liver problems:...
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Birth Of A Book – “Am I Dying Yet?”

Greetings. I needed a break. Posting these blogs every week is not the problem. Reliving these events is mentally exhausting and emotionally draining.  I am increasing the size of the posts.  Making these posts bigger will help us get through them faster. Many of you have shown an interest in my process, and we still have a long way to travel. This is still the first book. There is a theme...
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Birth Of A Book – “A Precarious Balancing Act”

This blog, “Birth of a Book” was my way of showing you how I organized my thoughts to write my first memoir, “Death:Living To Talk About It”. I say this to remind you why I am going through these old blogs. The whole thing was a learning process for me. If you have followed along, you could see that I grew as a writer.  I started using paragraphs, I added additional...
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Birth Of A Book – “And Another Sunrise”

Half a year went by and I was still alive. It seemed I may not die afterall. At least not yet. This period of time was littered with health events that should have landed me in the emergency room. I was determined to avoid that outcome at all cost. (and I do mean at all cost) However, after a bit of back-peddling with the cardiologist, I was back on track working to control my heart failure. But...
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The Birth Of A Book – “Times Get Tougher”

This period in my life was akward.  The doctors still say that I am dying. The doctors still say that there is nothing they can do to alter that outcome. Yet – I kept breathing. Despite the doctors best efforts to declare me dead: I lived. My family was pensive. Me too. When the year 2007 came to an end, I was still alive. By the grace of God, I still  held a place on this earth. I...
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The Birth Of A Book – “Coming To Terms With My Death”

This particular post is a bit longer than usual.  In the posts, I was tackling the subject of hospice. For continuity’s sake, I thought these  posts needed to be shown together. While I am all in favor of a little suspense from time to time, in this instance I felt that separating the last two posts would disconnect the reader from the story. Four posts – two days. I sat at my...
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