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DAY 15: TIME FOR ME TO FLY


Originally posted May 26, 2017 TIME FOR ME TO FLY… FROM FENTANYL “Oh, I’ve got to set myself free…” ——– Thanks to all of you for carrying me all this way with your encouragement and your prayers and your Love. I know I’ve said it before but I just don’t think I could have gotten this far without you. And…

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DAY 14: PRAYER REQUEST


Originally posted on May 24, 2017 If you could please send up a prayer, maybe light a candle, or just send a thought my way, I need you in many ways as I’ve never needed you before. This a pretty good picture of how I’ve been feeling the last couple of days. It seems that I’m having a delayed reaction…

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DAY 6: INTO THE MYSTIC, VAN MORRISON


Not much sleep again last night but at least not a repeat from night five… for which I am eternally grateful! Sorry if I got too deep on some of you yesterday. It was a pretty deep kinda day around here after the night before. So for now, I’m just “rockin’ my gypsy soul” with Van Morrison “Into The Mystic”…

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AIN’T LOVE STRANGE, PAUL THORN


Another Paul Thorn ditty. I think it was the first one I heard and I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything he’s ever done, be it deep or funny. His first album was called “Pimps and Preachers” because (for real) his daddy was a preacher and his uncle was a pimp. I guess that says a lot about his overall perspective on…

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DAY 5: SHIT JUST GOT REAL


The short story today is that last night was beyond awful. The long story is pretty long so no worries if you’d prefer to stick with the short version. I Love each one of you just for caring. MLMB… —————- I think I sort of know now why it’s so hard for so many people to stop using opiates. For…

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DAY 4: MACK TRUCK?


Photo from MackTrucks.com I took a good look just to make sure there wasn’t any structural damage to my building from the Mack truck that drove through here last night. At least it sure felt like it this morning! Lol Didn’t sleep very well again last night so I’m still clearing the cobwebs. But even in my funky haze I’m…

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DAY 3: TOO EASY?


I keep thinking, “shouldn’t this be more difficult?” 🤔 I can’t say I feel great but I can’t say I feel much more pain/discomfort than on a typical not-so-good kinda day. I expected to have the fidgets and be all wiggy since that’s what would happen when I’d run late on replacing a patch. Instead I’m just feeling exhausted and…

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DAY 3: BURNING UP BUT NOT OUT


Wow, will tomorrow be the fourth day? Hard to fathom. One thing I thought I should recommend given all of your support is to invest heavily in Tampa Electric since I’m burning up the cash on the air conditioning! It’s hot/cold but mostly hot and I’d rather wrap up in a blanket. Didn’t sleep very well last night, just in…

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FB DISCUSSION ON ADDICTION: THOUGHTS?


A friend of mine posted this video and asked others to give their views. What followed was, from my vantage point, an excellent exchange of ideas. I’ve excluded names and some personal exchanges within the comments. I’d Love to know your thoughts as well! MLMB… —————————- Initial Post: This is really harsh and will probably bother some of you but…

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DAY 3.1: ET’S “OUCH”


Okay, so I’m kind of emotional today… well a lot emotional today. So I see that Sci Fi is having a 35th anniversary marathon of ET. I catch it just about the time when Elliott and ET get frozen in the forest and ultimately the government spacesuit guys show up. A bit unnerving. But of course the boys all fly…

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DAY 2.2: YAWNING ZOMBIE


Characters and images are copyrighted by the Walt Disney Company, all rights reserved. I’ve been a complete zombie all day. I don’t even feel safe walking Andy at this point so it may get a little wiggy again. The doc gave me a clonidine patch (it’s for blood pressure) and I put it on last night before bed. This is…

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DAY 2: HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY?


I’m finally out walking my Little Dude and I’m feeling so grateful and blessed to know I have the support of so many amazing friends. I never expected such an outpouring of Love and I’m overwhelmed. So this is from me and a much happier (and lighter) Andy Pandy Bear. With your help we made it through day two with…

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IF I HAD WORDS, FARMER HOGGETT


Universal Pictures, Director Chris Noonan Well, I’ve gotten through the evening with some pretty uncomfortable ups and downs so I’m going to head for bed and begin a full Day Two come morning. But the “ups” were all from you and I am so incredibly grateful to each of you for being open to this odd little circle. I was…

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FENTANYL FREEDOM: JOIN MY JOURNEY?


This was my invitation to a handful of trusted friends when I asked them to join me on the private FaceBook page called “Freedom Circle for Pati” ———— I know this may be a bit unusual but I could really use your help and support so I’m asking you to join me in this journey. Most of you know that…

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DAY 7: ON AGORAPHOBIA


Posted May 17, 2017 When I woke up this morning and realized I’ve made it through a full week I was pretty psyched. Andy and I even did our whole regular walk this morning and a couple of songs caught my imagination and I chuckled when I posted them. I even had a chance to sit and visit with my…

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