David Fleming
It's All Academic   www.davidflemingsite.com   
Archives: The Cardiac Chronicles

In July 2017 I suffered a serious cardiac arrest. Since then, many blogs have addressed this event, my life since, my perceptions about life since, or sought to find some humor in them.  This is a much more important . . . and on-going story . . . than anything in Academia.  So, I will archive them on this page.

July 25 and July 29, 2017 -- Ventilator Blues (My initial response to awakening from a medically-induced coma)

August 6, 2017 -- A Broken Rib (Poetic reflections)

August 17, 2017 -- Ebb Tides (Reflections on being aware from academia)

August 25, 2017 -- Seconds (Poetic reflections on being given a second chance in life)

Augusts 31, 2017 -- Two Sheds Are Better Than One (More poetic reflections)

September 7, 2017 -- Stress Competency Testing (Can academia learn from the cardiac stress test)

October 15, 2017 -- Cardio Cant (On the limits of one's heart)

November 18, 2017 -- Death Becomes Me (Weird phenomena may suggest I am dead)

June 22, 2019 -- Staring Down The Monsters (Two years later, I review, with great consternation, emails from the month before my heart attack)

July 17, 2019 -- Narrower (A Story Straight From The Ticker) (And now it looks like I have more issues to address with my heart)

August 1, 2019 -- In An Unfamiliar Place (Poem indirectly related to heart, as it is post-additional-stents)

October 10, 2019 -- Gun, Gas or Grain (Poem reflecting on life, death and legacy)