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ArtLung posts tagged with “health”

  • Quiet Faith in Man

    This post by Dave Segovia, who I’ve mentioned before, VINCENT, THOMAS, and ME has been knocking about in my brain for a few weeks. Much as we worry about the toxins and pollutants and sure as they do us damage, science and medicine end up tasked with correcting the wrongs, they sort of do the…

  • Uh oh, I am unwell

    My nose is a-snifflin’. My head is a-stuffy. This is not optimal. I am wishin’ and hopin’ for health, and also mean to get into some fluids and whatnot. Also rest where possible. But I feel so energetic!

  • My Remarkable Mom

    A story about her in the Roanoke Times and World News… Go Mom! A look at calendar changes her outlook “God is where the poor are”: Five years ago, Phyllis Crawford, 61, took a class that forced her to examine her life by looking at her calendar. She was told that “what you saw there…

  • Mom’s Cancer News

    So I mentioned yesterday, ever-so-briefly, that there was some news about the pathology report from my Mom’s kidney, which was removed. This morning my father sent me an updated and elaborated diagnosis, and more information. This may prove useful to someone, and is definitely useful to family and friends who would like an update. First…


  • Mom’s Magazine Article

    Our Health Magazine, about my Mom, Phyllis Crawford. This almost… almost captures how awesome she is. From October/November 2007 in www.ourhealthswva.com (their website does not have the article). In the article it has my Grandfather, Jesus Arthur Silva (where I get my middle name from, by the way) saying “No, Mia” — which is a…

  • My Mom’s Cancer (Update)

    So it’s been a few months since my Mom’s stroke and subsequent diagnosis of Stage IV Renal Cancer. She’s been through a bunch of chemotherapy, ups and downs, but generally is in great spirits and kicking butt. A few weeks ago she was out with my Dad and the rest of my family to San…

  • Ocean Beach Woman Loses Skin, Lives

    TheSanDiegoChannel.com – Health – Woman’s Skin Falls Off, Miraculously Lives — here’s more on Transcyte: Human Fibroblast Derived Temporary Skin Substitute – Temporary wound covering for surgically excised full-thickness and partial-thickness burns. TransCyte consists of a polymer membrane and newborn human fibroblast cells cultured under aseptic conditions in vitro on a nylon mesh. Prior to…

  • Life is Real

    So. Last year the sh*t hit the fan in my life. My wife left me and everything turned inside-out and backwards and it all hurt like hell. (Everything is healing nicely, thank you) So when all that happened last year, something interesting happened. I kept blogging. I said: I’m at a loss right now as…


  • “Before”

    This here is a picture from 90 pounds ago. My roommate passed this to me. I still have lots of work to do though. At the moment I don’t have a good “after” picture. I should take a new photo with me in the same outfit. Those shorts had been tight, but now when I…

  • Weight Loss

    I don’t talk about my weight here, perhaps worrying that talking about it would jinx and embarrass me. But bottom line: I’ve lost 55 pounds since the separation started. Much of this was just grief-related / depression-related lack of interest in food (and a general lack of interest in ANYTHING). But since then I’ve also…