Capsule Time

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Hello my Blogomites,

On my way back to the chamber. The 2-hour sessions are much harder to bear. I keep myself busy mentally and that really helps. I have been writing songs in there as well. I do rhythmical patterns with my left fingers as a form of occupational therapy too. Otherwise I fear claustrophobia might get me again.

Yesterday I saw Dr. Miau, the acupuncturist, and I am pleased to tell you a little vision has come back. A little can sometimes mean a lot. A whole lot to a visual artist. It was a “wow” moment in my life being able to see a bit better after her treatment. I hope it’s a combination hyperbaric chamber and her magical needles. I think it’s more Dr. Miau. She is amazing! I flew halfway around the world to see her. The chamber treatments are just a bonus, I hope. Since the stroke all I’ve wanted to do is see Dr. Miau. I know I’m repeating myself, but she is amazing!

I took a few nights in my favorite hotel , The Conrad. But it’s a 45 minute ride to the Chamber Hospital in an unpredictable taxi., so I am moving back closer as I am there every day. The closer hotel is not a fun hotel, but it will have to do. At least this neighborhood is only 5 minutes away.

I am sitting here waiting to go into the chamber right now. Mind games, here I come. Most of all, I am REALLY looking forward to going home. I’m done, but I have about 10, 2-hour chamber treatments left. This is what I came here to do, so I just have to stick with it.

Truth be told: I chickened out. Turns out I can only handle an hour at a time inside the capsule.

This morning Pam texted me and wrote: “I don’t think I could do it.” And since I know she is a much stronger person than me, I came to the same conclusion about 30 minutes into the chamber treatment this morning. I’ll come back at around 6 p.m. I have to take a 4-5 hour break between treatments.

So, #1 chicken, Jamie Hayes, signing off for today. Sorry to disappoint you and me.


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