Catching One’s Breath?

29 Nov

Is catching one’s breath an issue?  No, if it was only a matter of simple breathing.  But in my case breathing has become complicated.  My lung capacity has become seriously impaired.  The difficult, if not impossible, question in this blog is really “What IS the catch?”  The answer is clinically unclear.  It lies within the until now unknown realms of the pneumo-thorax.  I’ve chosen not to share any further details of this one with you at this stage.

The reality is that this is the first blog that I’ve asked Pam to post, based on what I jotted down on paper, sitting in my chair.  Going to the computer is too much of a burden tonight, after a long day in Tel Hashomer Hospital.  But tomorrow is another day.  I wait to see what it holds.

7 Responses to “Catching One’s Breath?”

  1. susanavitzour November 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    I hope very much that tomorrow will be much better than today.

  2. Libby November 30, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    Here’s hoping that tomorrow has better things in store for you.

  3. sabina hiesch December 1, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    II too am a cancer patient living in the north and fiting for my life and also fighting with kupat cholim Maccabi toget permission to have certain tests I am desperate any suggestions? Sabina Hirsch help..

  4. Debbie December 3, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    May tomorrow be a painless day

  5. Chani Hadad December 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    It’s the casual blessings in life that one forgets to appreciate: a deep breath of fresh air, the strength to type, A LOVED ONE WHO IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU AND SPEAKS FOR YOU WHEN YOU CAN’T….
    I hope to take home that lesson after visiting your blog today.

  6. angiemaus December 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm #


  7. Alexa Raine nee Bloch December 7, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Martin and Pam – thinking of you and willing you on. Your bravery is awe inspiring. I have a very close friend who is in the same condition as Martin so unfortunately Ralph and I are familiar with all that you are going through. I have passed your blog onto his family and hope they are getting some “chizuk” from yiur words. With Chanukah around the corner I hope and pray that there will be light for you and you will rally once more to be with your precious family. G-d bless you all.

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