The Unexpected Present

Often a miracle is defined by things that we don’t expect to happen– It’s the unexpected present that we must deal with

Yuri’s Near-Death Experience became a sojourn of the subconscious, a Captain Fantastic journey, during the fight of his life for his life without knowing it was hanging by a thread. It’s like standing on the edge and coming back from the precipice with Yuri Notes.

An Archaeological Dig Out of the Jewelry Box

We Are Today Who They Were Then

Vulnerability and Resilience Du Jour

It’s a blog to remember

treasure box

An Archaeological Dig Out of the Jewelry Box

Last week was the fifth week after being discharged from the hospital. We’re told it can take five weeks to recover from a one-week hospital stay. That means we have four more five-week recovery components to go.
Shypskiy Family & Ivanka

We Are Today Who They Were Then

Where does strength and resilience to face the unknowns come from? It's the will to live that produces biological changes influencing a positive outcome. July 15th would have been my mother’s 100th birthday. It was also the day she died, a beautiful summer morning
Green leafy trees

Vulnerability and Resilience Du Jour

It’s hard to tell if the lingering effects of the illness that caught us off-guard are in remission. Psychoneuroimmunology studies how the mind, and the brain have effects on a person’s vulnerability and resilience within the context of the disease.
USA Flag

Independence on the Fourth of July

It’s Saturday afternoon of this Fourth of July weekend and I’m sitting in the hospital Starbucks waiting for Yuri to go through his three-hour outpatient treatment. Unlike most of the employees in the hospital, we don’t get weekends off when scheduled, no matter if it’s a holiday weekend.
yuri's birthday party 2022

Aftermath of An Ironic Health Scare

Altogether, this blog starts out as a memoir based on a true story of an ironic health scare with Yuri getting himself out of the medical system in time for his birthday. I promised I would get him home for his birthday and we made it happen.
Yuri Working

Yuri’s Place Gagnon 3 Jazz Room

It’s how I feel whenever someone enters Yuri’s room with an announcement that throws us for a loop. It happens on Friday when our preparation for Saturday’s discharge comes to a screeching halt.
CK+YT @Woodstock

Telling Our Story

We find a purpose in life, not just a lifestyle to live by, taking on life’s challenges with words, music, time stamps and postcards.

HOW IT STARTED
Air Guitar Wedding

Who, What, Why Is This Happening?

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