Archive for January, 2008


Monday, January 28th, 2008

Finding it difficult to concentrate. Wonder why… Just started reading Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and the Sixties by the late Ian MacDonald. I may be raving about this book for some time. Finally received one of those infamous Obama-spams that are making their noxious, defamatory way across the net. I wish I […]

Little or Nothing

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I was supposed to have written a working synopsis of CtM #7’s Doctor Fate chapter Saturday, but wound up spending the day in semi-stupor, probably drug-induced. It’s now 2:28 AM Sunday morning, and I need to sleep, so of course I’m feeling driven to compose — this drivel, not Doctor Fate, because Doctor Fate would […]

Still fooling around….

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Another new look, with all the rough edges still evident. Back to the old look for a while. Managed to dodge the Kidney Lady, so we won’t even go into the details of that one. The past couple of days have been hugely exhausting, but developments on most fronts have been either neutral or positive, […]

Just fooling around…

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I’ll probably go back to the old look later today. Right now, I’m just trying to stave off the Kidney Lady. (Explanation to follow.)

Countdown to Biopsy

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Okay, here’s the deal. The CT showed that the pulmonary fibrosis is progressing — no surprise since it’s a progressive disease. As it progresses, I get less well. The CT also showed a mass or dark spot of some kind in one of my lungs. The doctors still seem to believe it’s pneumonia or maybe […]

Back in Hospital

Monday, January 21st, 2008

As the latest tactic in my continuing effort not to have lunch with Mark Evanier, I was spirited back to MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas late Saturday night by ambulance, after finding myself unable to breathe very well or even stand up for very long without experiencing dizziness and confusion. Since being back, I’ve had […]


Saturday, January 19th, 2008

‘Nuff said for now. More to follow.

Still Breathing…with Effort

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Hello, all. I’m still in the hospital and am likely to stay here at least until Friday, They’re trying to decide what to do with me after that — send me home or to some rehab facility where they’ll try to teach me to use what little lung power I’ve got left more efficiently. I’m […]


Saturday, January 12th, 2008

I’m still alive, but I’ve been moved to a room in the hospital where the wireless signal is too weak to access the Internet. The room does have a window and a real “Mountain View”, however, and the nurses are taking good care of me. They actually wheeled me back to my old haunts long […]

Al Veoli’s Journal

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Dr. Tu, my pulmonologist, stopped by this morning to look me over and listen to my lungs. They sound better, he says, and the chest x-rays are showing some improvement. They also dialed me back from 60% to 50% pure oxygen through the mask this morning, with no ill effects so far. That, too, is […]