The Passenger’s Log
Voyage of the GENESIS two-seven
On a couple of occasions while in Virginia this past week, I had a chance to walk in the mountains where the fresh air just seemed to permeate the soul. Whether it was the mountain air, the scenery, the time of relaxation or a combination of all three, I don’t know. I just know it felt great!
Wednesday, the 7the was my follow-up CAT scan and breathing test and another test on Thursday. A great time and I expect will know the results by our June 29 Dr. N visit.
We’ve begun weaning me from the steroids so we can begin the other medicine designed to ease the symptoms, so I am told.
Oh, too be back…. No, that’s not right. O2 is back… that is what I meant to say. It looks as though this week brings the first visible signs of The Passengergoing through a new part of the voyage. The addition of in-home oxygen for use at night. As soon as the insurance figures out who gets to pay for what.
You may remember a few weeks ago, I had a test of my oxygenation levels while I slept. After getting the results of those tests, Dr. N has ordered the nighttime O2. Once the insurance clears it, the unit will be set up inside my cabin aboard the Starship. A rather solemn reminder that for The Passenger the voyage is a one-way trip. The Passenger does not get a round-trip ticket. God’s will is sufficient and perfect. If there is a chance of transplant or some other miraculous turn of events then the voyage will continue indefinitely!
Thanks again to the crew and shipmates, especially my First Mate. We had some wonderful quality time on Saturday and those times are golden… and only once did we really get rattled. I’ll get back to you soon with a short video of our time in Virginia and a brief walk along the Appalachian Trail. God bless and thanks for coming along on the Voyage!