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"Hmmm? 🤔
After not writing for the past six months,..
they'll probably think I want to sell a learn-video,
or something......" 🙄
"Maybe you could sell them your....'Book of Proper Punctuation'." ☺️ [Monika]
"Smart ast!"

'Aphasia', became a household word, a couple of months ago,
when Bruce Willis came out, from under the pillow.
*The inability to comprehend or formulate language because of damage to specific brain regions.
....usually caused by a stroke, tumor, or brain trauma.*

Can you imagine,...your brain,.....studdering? 🤔

I couldn't. 😳

Besides physical trauma;
psychological 'shock', can also trigger the tripping.
Such as,..a grave cancer diagnosis and treatment.

I my case, this is what the Doctors tipped.

I had days, hours; where my skyes were as blue and clear and warm,...
as a Robin's fresh laid egg.
Out of the blue,...came days of broken shells and yolk.
Words,...didn't come.
Thoughts, concepts,...stuck.
(I voluntarily laid my driver's license down.
...i was a danger to myself! 😶)
phfeww. 🌬💨💨💨💨

The medicine-men handed me over to the head-shrinkers.
Instead of pills and x-rays and infusions,
I was given warm milk, long talks,...and looooonger walks(!).
'Re-action tests' and 'Stress tests',..and sleeping pills.

But, treating 'the clapp', with aspirin,..
it kept coming back.

In Febuary, I had a two week stay, the 'sad-house'.
'Hotel California',....minus the champagne.
Instead, a 'slow-him-down cocktail'.
"Welcome to the 'Land of Snails' !"

It was like riding the up-hill part, of the roller-coaster,....
....ALL DAY!
Things,..just NEVER got moving.

But(!),..I was.......'stable'. 😵
(Actually,...more like,.....a Horse(!),...IN A STABLE!)
Mister Ed.

Two weeks ago, in relation, to my cancer;
a doctor asked me about my Carnal-kapades,...😜
,...I was honest. 😕
She(!) perscribed me Tadalaphil(!..!). 😝
(Monika, my Lady,...was really,....'enthused'. 😑)

Bingo. 💥
My head,...(the big one),....cleared up!
(The little one's,...still in training. ☺️)

Today, the doctors told me,..
"Your Aphasia was NOT from psychological trauma.
but from a Pulmonale Hypertonie.
(A tightening of arteries and veins in my Lungs and Heart.)
[Amazing!, how one's vocabulary EXPANDS!..!, thru illness! 🤓]
Probably due to your cancer therapy."
Blood to the brain,....swanked. 😣

Tadalaphil was originally developed specifically for THIS condition(!),
....but has taken the back-seat,..
to helping men get it up, the back seat.

I'm still,...'turtle-slow', on my feet,...and with my hands, 🐢
...but the brain is metronoming....again! 🙃

I'm out,...but I'm not 'out and about', yet.
I've repaired our Waggon's roof.
(A semi, backed into us, on the last days of my chemo. 😚
....while we were sleeping. 😩)
This coming week, our Truck, comes into the 'living room'. 🙂
....oil, grease, tadalaphil in the brakes....
paint on the roof,
....weld some rust.
Then,...'German Inspection'. 🙄

Evenings,....Monika and I are working out a new Show.
(The Tadalaphil hasn't hit yet. 😕)
We been conceiving this baby, for quite some time....🤗

Fingers crossed,..
With a 'negative' Cancer CT on the 17th of May,... 🙏
we hope...(?),..
WE ARE,..working towards(!..!) being 'out and about', by the 20th(!). ✨✨✨💫💫💫
Monika will be doing the driving this year. 😰
Tour name?
....poco moto.*

Fingers crossed.
Smiles and warm thoughts,

p.s.: The past few months,
with my brain checking 'in and out',
I've had the hardest time.....reading.
Monika sat with me, often...and read.
Most of it,... I think, 🤔,..
I caught.
From the internet, emails.
(Thanks mb217! 💋)
She also read to me, from three sources.
The Magic Café. (Thanks!)
Jack Shalom's Musings. (i recommend this! easy. nice.!)
,..and Sally Schneider's 'Improvised Life'.
The internet,....brings a fresh blood,
...along to my pile of old books!

Thanks for being part of it. 👍
It helps, hearing folk's....think(!).

p.s.s.: 'The turtle knows more from the path, then the rabbit'.

...but in the end,
they BOTH come in the soup! 🙃

p.s.s.s.: *poco moto. Beethoven coined this,....
Then 'defined it', with notes.
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So glad to see you post again! You are without doubt one of my favourite voices on the Café. I will be thinking of yourself and Monika from now until the 17th and beyond. All the very best from Ireland.

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So happy to see you post.

Fingers Crossed my friend...fingers crossed.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
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I am so happy to hear your unique voice, gallagher!!! You had me worried there for a while! I really missed you and your emojis! And so glad you have such a wonderful partner to help you through all this. Thank you, Monika!! Finding that you are "back" has made my day.
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Always glad to hear your voice, Gallagher.
Sending healing thoughts via this electrical machine.

"You're a comedian. You wanna do mankind a service, tell funnier jokes."
TPR by Dave Moses and Iain Dunford
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Hey folks,..THANKS for the encouragement!..!

Pete,..."Top o' the mornin' to ya!"
Some day,...some day(!), I'd love to try your island.
Some day.

Imgic(!), thanks buddy!
It's ALWAYS great reading: "Imagination is more important then knowledge."
(except in scrabble. Imagination: 14 points. Knowledge: 18 points. 😕)

Landmark: Keep chasing those birds,.,.Tap Dancers,...and great Guitarists. 💋 💋💋

Moses,..David. 🙃. I tip my hat to you too. Thanks.

Monika and I are bringing are 'stuff'(?),...'together'.
We're patched our waggon roof.
We're 'trying'(!), to weld our exhaust pipe.
Our 'Show', still, the nest of my mind. 😕

🤔 The 'feeling of time' I have in one day,
is somehow related to the confidence I have in myself,
in that day.

It's coming.
Again, "I thank you, for the encouragement."
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It was wonderful to see your posts, Gallagher. My fear was that you were no longer walking on this good Earth.

I don't know that I will ever get to see you and Monika in person, but I have very much enjoyed learning to know you through the Magic Café. I hope for the best for the two of you.
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17 May,…CT,…..‘negative‘.

,….and that’s ˋpositive‘. 🙂

Today, our Waggon ˋpassed‘,…..inpection.

Now, some floors to clean,
some windows to wash,
some spyder-webs to wipe…….
Summer clothes,
…..pots, pans, plates.

In between,….practise.

The Streets are always there, waiting for us,….patient.
…..kind of a nice thought. 🙂

Thanks for the positive energy, folks.

p.s.: Doc(!), great hearing from you.
With ˋLebanon Bologne sandwiches‘, you must be playing the greatest Pitch in the world!
We‘ll have to share that some time(!),
….the sandwiches. 🙃
Wish you a pleasant day.
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What a pleasure to see your words!
You have been in thoughts and prayers and seeing your writings, has brought a smile.
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I would love to share the sandwiches, and the pitch at Lancaster's Central Market.
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Gallagher - I am so glad things worked out for the best. Your story has given me pause. I've been sitting here making excuses for myself ever since COVID-19 first hit, and maybe it's time I got off my butt and took charge.

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