BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: practices

Mental Adjustment

Mental Adjustment

The mind is a strange and wonderful thing. I don’t know much about it. I have not studied its complexities. The only thing I know is what it feels like to be facing brain surgery in a few weeks to remove a benign tumor that is lurking there. I’ve met with the neurosurgeon and heard […]

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Not a Made-Up Story

Not a Made-Up Story

In the wee hours of Saturday morning my landline phone was ringing. I didn’t try to answer it because it’s difficult to hit the right button in the dark. I heard it switch to voice mail but the caller left no message. In a few  minutes it rang again. Same scenario. This pattern repeated at […]

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The Limbo Circle

The Limbo Circle

The time is strange:  I’m living between learning there is a growth on my optic nerve that destroyed vision and the possibility the growth may be removed surgically. I’ll know more tomorrow when I see the doc. But in the meantime, I just don’t know what will happen, what lies ahead for me, or if […]

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There’s a Whole Lot a Cryin’ Goin’ On

There’s a Whole Lot a Cryin’ Goin’ On

I loaded T (the cat) into a large carrier, complete with litter box, water and food dishes, and a towel for comfort. I don’t know if he’s ridden in a car much in his short life. We traveled to Lexington, KY — a 3 /12-hour drive from our home. His displeasure with the adventure started […]

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The Stories We Make Up

The Stories We Make Up

A few weeks ago I wrote about losing vision in my right eye permanently. Yes, there still is no vision. I have had the last test — an MRI to discover if there is something causing pressure on my optic nerve. Truth #1: yes, there is something causing pressure on the optic nerve and I’ve […]

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