It’s been a long time, but I am back, at least back in business here.

Things took an interesting turn a few weeks after posting “The Happy in Happy Independence Day.” My gradually declining condition, traceable back to the meal that killed my Lady Anne and crippled me, caused me to pass out in my desk chair right at the end of July. I was found and ambulanced to the hospital with extreme dehydration, failed kidneys, and massive wounds eaten by sitting in my own fluids.

Just shy of dead.

More than half a year in the hospital (actually, three in succession) and intense rehab and ongoing wound care and other nursing care, here I am. But now, except for visiting nurses and frequent visits by a couple who are great friends, I am living alone in a tiny desert home, so far out in the boonies that Domino’s can’t find me. Other than mail and UPS and such, there is no food delivery here at all, and the closest restaurant is miles away.

I’ll tell more of the story if you’re interested, but in the meantime I am at the beginning of a long way back. And I shall not be wheelchair bound forever!

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  • rudym

    Glad to hear you are back and looking forward to your wise advice.

    I wonder if some powerful entity decided either you were not prepared to meet Him,or whether He was not prepared to meet you?

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

  • Citizen Tom

    Yippie!Great to see you back! I was afraid I would see your name in an obituary first.

    kept that link to your blog on mine praying for the best! Finally
    noticed that you had a new post. Happy to see you are on the mend.

    Take it easy. Don’t rush it. Just keep doing whatever it is you have been doing. Must be working.

  • I do, and appreciate it. You know the old Japanese expression, I think: Okagesama de (“Due to your kind thought, I am well.”)

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  • Thank you. They are keenly felt.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  • Will do. There’s a write-up to be updated with too much detail. I’m doing much better than my odd circumstances would suggest.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  • And I just saw this, old friend. Let me get my headset charged and I will call you.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  • Please see this entry:

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  • Jim Lane

    Hello, Keith!

    Incredible morning, seeing your “I’m alive!” post! Couldn’t find anybody who knew of your status, so this *really* “makes my day”! I still have the same old Gmail addy and cell number, so if you feel like swapping words just give me a yell. BTW, you’ve moved to the desert, and I abandoned Florida. Seems like the whole world is in motion! };-D

  • tannngl

    You and the Lady ate something that harmed you both? And you became so ill in July that your were unconscious for days?
    Keith, I had no idea you were in any kind of poor health. I am so sorry. Your intellect on this forum and Jeff’s is so acutely keen. Please do expound on your story
    I will pray for you, my friend.

  • Triciabee

    Keith, you’re back! I’ve been wondering and worried about you and so glad you’ve surfaced. Let us know what’s going on when you can.

  • Ben Around

    Oh my, shocking ,, prayers and hopes for you.

  • JeffR

    Wow. It’s Keith “The Unsinkable” DeHavelle. Happy to hear you’re kicking.
    You realize, I hope, that many of us pray for you. 🙂