The Unexpected Present

Yuri Notes

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Working On a Discharge Bill Evans Style

Yuri and I are single-minded and will find a way to make it work. What we know is that you can’t change the nature of the world, but you can get small miracles from time to time.
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Epic Tale of Benefit Outweighs the Risk

After the first Round 1 of Yuri vs The Monster (aka the Crusher 2021), I put in all information about his First Encounter (Newton Hospital), Return to the ER (Bon Secours) Flight With the Valkyries to Valhalla, New York (Westchester Medical Center) Bill Evans Club Night (Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation).
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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
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Who, What, Why Is This Happening?

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