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Visit to the past

Tomorrow I will take off for Michigan. I will be there to be interviewed on film, "on location". The location is either of the homes my father lived in when you was young. He grew up in one and helped build the other, a camp. The location needs to be obvious in the interview (or there would be no point in my making the trip).

I grew up there too. I haven't been there since 1995, for thirteen years. A part of me would like to move back but a part resists because it is claustrophobic in a way. Much of the year you "can't get there from here". In other words, the roads are hard to negotiate or altogether blocked so any idea of escaping the narrow confines of home must be quashed. On the other hand it is beautiful country and I like the grayness so prevalent so much of the time, and of course I dearly love Lake Superior. To me the most beautiful body of water on the planet.

It sounds like there will be some gatherings while I am there and chances are I will have little time alone. I have trouble with constant company so it will be a little hard on me. I really just like to climb into my cave and hibernate. So it is fortunate the visit will be short. It's also fortunate given I am not fully recovered from a bleeding episode, I am still anemic and therefore get tired rather more easily than usual. Also fortunately I will be staying in the house my father grew up in and I will be staying alone. That will make a big difference, being able to go to bed in a house alone.

Ah, I sound so negative! That's because I have been traveling so much and I feel I need more time between trips.


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Jun. 9th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
I appreciate this entry. I have been thinking the past couple of days that after your last entry maybe something not good had happened to you! Now I won't worry again til you get back :)
Jun. 9th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Yes, something not so good happened while I was in Scotland. I started bleeding internally and ended up in the hospital (did I mention that in the previous post? I can not remember!). The hospital staff treated me well in spite of my being American and therefore not a contributor to the National Health Service. They just wanted to be sure I got well and was okay to travel home. I was impressed.

So I have been taking omeprazone for the stomach, iron to build the blood back, and some pain relievers when either my stomach or my legs don't feel right. And after I went to see a doctor here in my home town I also got to be on two types of antibiotics, because I tested positive for the H. Pylori bacteria, the bacteria that can cause gastritis and create ulcers. I have never taken so many pills in a day! But of course it isn't forever.

Thank you for your concern! I haven't checked anyone else's journal in quite a while so I don't even know how you're doing.
Jun. 9th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
wow and ugh. It sounds like it might all be fixable which is good but ugh. I'm fine and dandy, thanks. You have missed a daily gym report and weekly tree report in my LJ - nothing new at all!

Take care!
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