Three Month Aniversary

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall                                                                        Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

As a few of you already know 2015 has been my convalescing year.

First, recovering from emergency retina surgery (right eye) to start the year. (Still have some blurred vision).

In mid summer cervical spine surgery (C1-C6 for my medical friends). My Spine Fusion, the bolting of my neck with screws and plates reduced my head’s range of motion. This former astronomer wannabe lost the ability to look up. Sigh.

One day, recuperating in my living room, my daughter visited. Snatching my laptop, she worked furiously. She asked where I stored my favorite photos, the chimp at the typewriter and the my treasured beach photo. Moments later she returned the laptop. “Start writing.”

My first post on Sept 21st “Why the Lonely Author Blog” netted me one like and follower.

All the king horses                                                                                                            And all the kings men                                                                                      Couldn’t put Lonely Author back together again

But his loyal followers certainly have. With every inspiring post you made, with every sweet word you wrote you helped my recovery.

With your comments you entertained, inspired, made me laugh and sometimes cry. Each of you picked up a piece of this broken man and with paper clips, rubbed bands, and bubble gum you made me whole again.

And for that I will be forever grateful.

(I know what you’re thinking. A serious post from Lonely Author. Ah-ha. You underestimate me!)

From the bottom of my heart and the heart of my bottom, I thank each and every one of you. I wish you and yours a happy happy, merry merry, and a joyed filled and healthy 2016.




223 thoughts on “Three Month Aniversary

    1. Thanks. I really prefer not to talk about them (or focus on them). But I wanted to let everyone know how this blog and my followers have mended me. Thank for stopping by. And thank you for your kind words. I wish you and yours a happy and healthy 2016.

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  1. “You only live once?
    You live everyday.
    You only die once.”

    I am glad you chose to be here, and thank your daughter too 😉
    I lift my glass of wine to share a joyful smile and Cheers!

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  2. Your writing style is so intriguing,I sometimes don’t know where you are serious and where you are not.I have a feeling that you don’t use any allegories here and I sympathise with you while I admire your strength and courage.You came out so brave and confident after all this misfortune and suffering,your innate talent will never be lost whatever happens.Daughters are insightful,you are lucky to have one.Wishing you & your family a delightful Christmas & a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 🙂

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    1. Thank you for these wonderful words. They made me smile. The bad things in life are meant to teach us something. My daughter is everything to me. She was wise enough to know blogging was exactly what Daddy needed. (Oh, by the way my little girl is a 22 year old anthropolgy major) But she is still a little girl to me. Smile. Thanks for stopping by to read. Have a wonderful holiday and I wish you and yours a happy, prosperous, and healthy 2016.

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      1. She will always be this little girl to you no matter her age,and she is talented like her father.Let me paraphrase the saying and make it a bit Chinese … Like Father,like Daughter.Thanks for your kindest wishes.I wish you also have a very happy Christmas and New Yea.

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  3. I have scared macula right eye. Not fixable. Have a clouded field dead center so cannot read or see TV or drive. Have peripheral vision enough to navigate around house and do simple chores. Left eye need cheap reading glasses and distance glasses give 20/20 to drive but monitor that eye for possible diabetic complications. As you know eyes are real important. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Extremely important. Sorry to hear about your eyes. It makes life challenging. I have a blurred dark spot slightly off the center of my field of vision. At least I have the hope that the eye will heal. I do my best to keep up with posts of all who follow me. But it is a challenge. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. I appreciate it. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  4. I’m coming over uninvited in order to wish you a personal Merry Christmas and tell you that I appreciate the likes you leave me on occasion. They feed my urge to say some words. Ha. Even rhyme sometime! I do enjoy following your posts. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. (You’ve read me enough to know I’m very traditional!) And I’ll allow some Happy Holiday stuff to go your way also. Have a great 2016. Glad you are feeling better for going into the new year.

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  5. It is good to meet you. I hope Thiea is feeling better she was not well for the past week or so.

    I hope your eyes are getting much better. My wife had holes in both maculas fixed and a detached retina, after cataracts. She has one blind spot in her left eye which is doing fairly well. These surgeries were done half a dozen years ago.

    If you happen to get over to check on my blog you’ll see that I’ve had spinal surgeries done also. The doctors seem to come out with different results with each patient. The spinal cord leaves many of them guessing, I do believe.

    I am fairly new to blogging finding my way around, this is something I decided to do several years ago. As my health continues to deteriorate I decided this is one thing I can still do without being very active. It is a real kick in the butt for a person who did everything outdoors for his whole life.

    Once again good meeting you, thanks for your post, thanks for supporting Thia, she was having a bad time toward the end of the year.
    Have a great year.

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes. Sorry, to hear about Thia’s bad times. I hope the new year brings her better health and times. After spinal surgery I know I( will never be the same. Sorry, to hear about all of the ailments. I hope you, your wife, and Thia experience speedy recoveries. I will stop by your blog. Wishing you and yours all happy, healthy, and inspiring 2016.


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