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Friday began a bit of an odyssey to discover that I have a massive sinus infection. The kind that has been wreaking havoc on my sense of balance and my hearing in one ear.

2 ER visits and two primary care visits later, I have the right meds that will allow me to sit upright and participate in family life and running a house.

I cannot express enough gratitude for the health care professionals who helped, and for the science behind the menu of medications that are helping me right now.

Now it is on me to heal.

My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the many who have really gone above and beyond to help me and my family.

ADHD Tax: When I panic about losing my phone while I’m in a meeting. Phone was less than a foot from my person but I had set another object on top of it.

That feeling when you get the email from the vendor that an item has shipped. Yet the tracking number reveals only that the label has been printed and the shipper has not yet taken possession of the item.

A new day brought new places to type and click to resolve more kinds of technical issues. There was significant terror over several days. If I make it through the evening without a phone call, I may relax.


My first name comes from Hjalmer Lindberg. Had he lived, he would have been a great uncle. In World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 94th infantry. He was a sniper who was killed by another. The story I was told was that first, Hjalmer’s helmet was shot off. This revealed the position of the German sniper. Hjalmer quickly pivoted to return fire, but the German was faster.

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