Heart of Gold

Hector Flamingo

Yuri’s brain (as chairman of the board), encouraging the rest of his players to heal synergistically with Western medicine and non-traditional therapies.

Summer Days Debriefing

Yuri on deck

I watch what Yuri accomplishes every day– the longer walks, taking the outside front steps, walking down the uneven riser steps to the lower level. These are challenges he was unable to do just a week ago.

Free At Last

I want to do my best for Yuri. He is, after all, the man in charge of his come back. That’s what Home Care Team kept saying about the vast improvements and recovery in one month of being home.

Monday Nite Summer

scenic view of lake during sunset

Yuri felt like he missed the Spring season. It was often raw and rainy fraught with strong winds, passing thunderstorms, sometimes a bit of hail (along with the Hail Marys), then a sudden thrust into heat and high humidity.

Tube B or Not Tube B or the Tube & I

Yuri typing

by Yuri Turchyn Coming home from Rehab felt like a triumph. The first two weeks were tough physically and mentally. Emotionally, it was heaven. It’s the Quiet that makes me content.

It’s a Summer Breeze

It was a beautiful summer day, perennial flowers were still in bloom, her vegetable garden ached from neglect since only eight weeks earlier she was diagnosed with an advanced brain tumor, a glioblastoma multiforma.

Measuring Coupe

Honda Del Sol 1993

Having my 1993 Honda del Sol car for so long – 28 years– gives me pause at how “Little Red” lasted thus far and continues to be our Therapy car. It was the billboard that caught my eye back in the day.

Fourth of July Gelato Dreams

photo of fireworks display

New beginnings for Yuri’s Independence Days. It started all last week with the access and support for his strength and mobility, followed by the swallowing therapist/speech pathologist giving the okay for smooth foods. Italian gelato.

The Unexpected Present

flat lay photo of alternative medicines

While we were lucky not to get sucked into the hospital “system,” we had to wrangle our way to make sure we have Home Care, an indispensable necessity for Yuri’s proper recovery and my sanity.

Climbing Mt Everest

glacier iceland snow landscape

With another full, super moon shining over us, we slept in the same bed together after eleven weeks of Uncertainty, Hell Week, and finally Yuri, the Success Story, fresh out of rehab.

A Solstice Full Moon + the Spatial Cadet

close up photo of flowers during daytime

Between the Summer Solstice and the next full moon coming up on June 24, there are a few people who know what happens to me during this time. I move heavy furniture.

Song For My Father

We never know when something will happen that will become a life-changing event. But that’s what life is all about. Change. Constant change. And we don’t always know what we would do in any given situation.