JUN 25, 22 .. WELL CAPTAIN, WHERE TO NOW??

From Loran, this really fits me today..

Something IS happening here, BUT I sure don’t understand what. So I’ve no choice but to trust the journey. 

Why? Only because someone reading along here may be having the same experience and will get some (perhaps tiny) solace reading along here.

I have been dealing with this issue of, call it EXTREME Fatigue for going on two and one half (2-1/2) years now.

I have felt all along that what I have been dealing with is a Long Term Covid Issue. And, try as I have tried to just calmly accept it and move on, I have not been totally successful. Now comes an interesting thing. IF Covid had a personality and could communicate with me, it is now saying to me : “Captain, you only think you have been dealing with my fatigue. Now that you have come down with me for a second time (the first time being in late 2019 while still in Asia) I am really going to up-the-ante!”

Example : Patti and I were watching game four of the Stanley Cup Ice Hockey playoffs this past Wednesday between the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the second period of the game, as we were intently watching the game on T.V., I calmly told Patti that I was suddenly so exhausted / fatigued that I had to go lie down and sleep for awhile. And I did. And after maybe 20 minutes of sleep, I was able to get myself back up and watched the rest of the game into the thriling overtime win by the Avalanche. 

Trust me, it is not ordinary for me to go lie down and sleep while watching a very interesting-to-me sporting event. I mean this IS the Super Bowl of Ice Hockey. The Stanley Cup Finals.

On with Wandering the Streets of my Mind.

On June 17th I wanted to write (but didn’t) that on June 17th 1954 I graduated from High School and I simply can’t fathom that sixty (68) years have passed. And that my closest friends dating all the way back to Kindergarden through High School Graduation, Bob Kelly and Ed Baldwin, have both passed away and here I remain.

This I KNOW : It does help me to publish these Posts BUT the EXTREME Fatigue is hindering me from doing so. And YOU are saying to yourself (see I CAN read minds) ..

You’re thinking .. “Captain IF you feel so bad how can you publish this long and somewhat complex Post?” 

My reply .. “I DO have some very good moments.”

Last Sunday, June 19th, I enjoyed an exceptional, a phenomenal, an absolutely outstanding day, ALL DAY long. The best in recent memory.

Last Monday, June 20th (the next day) I told Patti .. “This may be my last day alive here on earth!”

That Sports Fans is a good example of a very drastic mood swing!

So it certainly could be worse (but between EXTREME Fatigue challenges) Patti and I continue to get-out-and-go to meetings and do shopping and check our mail and (you make the call) ..

And Patti?

Patti had a long anticipated appointment with her hair stylist yesterday. We arrived and her hair stylist was sick as sick can be. Covid? It looked like it but we don’t know. Her hair stylist is one very savvy lady.  She told us she has Covid home test kits and knows how to use them because she has done so in the past.  In her business she is in very close contact with her very many hair styling clients.

And Patti? She too is paying her dues with (I feel a number of significant) after effects from this second Covid infection we picked up going down to Michigan on May 13-14. 

Hi Danny (aka) Ziggie.

Danny texted me that His Beast was very (as in VERY) unhappy because I showed photos of Little White Car ..

And photos of Magic Red Pickup Truck.

Danny’s Beast wanted (he considers his Beast a female but don’t ask me why. I guess to have Beasts keep coming along you have to have female Beasts don’t you?).

So to keep some peace in Danny’s family of cars and trucks, here is a very VERY nice photo of Danny’s Beast !!

And?

Patti and I are really (as in REALLY) into watching the finals of the Stanley Cup Ice Hockey Playoffs. Last night the Tampa Bay Lightning shocked (I think) the Sports World (maybe including those in Tampa Bay) when on the road, in-Denver, trailing in the Stanley Cup Finals down 1 game to 3 for Colorado, they really showed up. Tampa never trailed. From 1-0 to 1-1 to 2-1 to 2-2 and finally 3-2 for the win. Colorado really helped out when, with about 3 minutes left in the third period, Colorado took a 2 minute penalty playing short handed until only 1 minute remained in the game.

And? Yes I could go on for awhile because the past several hours I’ve been HOT and ROCKING. But I’m going to sign off for now. 

Ciao4now. Over and Out. Cheery Oh. That’s All Folks.

Cap and Patti

Post Script from Patti : Now you see THE problem. When Cap sees all of these doctors he gets revved up and not one of them understands why he is talking about fatigue and they all say to us : “I hope I am doing as well as you are doing when I am age 85 years!”

2 thoughts on “JUN 25, 22 .. WELL CAPTAIN, WHERE TO NOW??

  1. Eryn

    Thanks for posting the photo of Aunt Patti looking beautiful on a sunny day! I’m sorry you continue to deal with the intense fatigue, but I’m glad you are also having really good days still like last Sunday.
    Love to you both!
    -Eryn

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Thanks so very VERY much Eryn for your comment, and in general for doing your best to keep up with us here online. Smiling .. Cap and your Aunt Patti

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