July 2009

(I never learned how to say “Good News/Bad News” in Spanish, so that’s the best I can do on a really hot day)

Health Update – (lots of medical frankness here, so sorry if you’re not OK with that) Well, there’s good news and bad news.  (more…)


…and so ended that version of Phil Davies.

Exactly one year ago today, Saturday, I had that MRI scan, that answered a lot of questions, but stirred up many, many more:

Phil's brain, top view, reversed (MRI image)

Phil's brain, top view, reversed (MRI image)

Here’s the long version of the story, if you’ve got nothing better to do on a beautiful July weekend: https://felipebeach.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/an-ordeal-to-remember-in-review/

I’m not going to pretend to be particularly poignant or eloquent as I write this way past when I was hoping to be in bed.  However, this dubious milestone just occurred to me the other day, leading me to some thinking… (more…)

This is just a quick follow-up to my health status, to let you all know that my latest MRI scans came back with quite boring results — meaning, no visible reoccurence of the infection nor of the tumor.  Though I’m feeling some weird symptoms, those (according to my doc) are fairly typical after all the weirdness I’ve had going on up there the past few months, and shouldn’t lead to panic of any kind.  Good stuff!  Thanks for your encouragement & prayers.

*Health note — I’m hoping to get the results of my latest MRI scan today or later this week, and will pass those results along soon.  Prayers appreciated for very boring findings!

On her interesting and creative blog Whimfield (which I highly recommend taking a stroll through), Host Laura-Jane recently posed the question, “Have you been anywhere new lately?”  As this has been on my mind lately, I began a rambling response to this, but soon found I needed to devote a little more space to that one: (more…)

Quick health update — I had my latest MRI the other day, and am awaiting results (or lack thereof) to see if either my infection or tumor has decided to show its ugly face again.  I’ll let you know as soon as I confirm the nothing that’s going on up there.  Thanks again for your prayers to that effect!)

Alright…on to business! 

The Long Weekend is upon us (either celebrating Canada’s birthday, or the U.S.’s sticking it to the British (via a War which, by the way, my family at the time was on the losing side of.  Worked out OK for us, though…).  So, with all this free time of yours, you have the choice to (a) work on that list of projects you’ve been saving up, (b) go socialize with friends, (c) enjoy the sunshine and outdoors, or (d) dink around online for a few hours before doing items a-c. 

To that end, may I assist?  Here’s a list of humorous or interesting sites I’ve been able to discover via my timewasting adventures of the past few months.  Enjoy! (more…)