Sunday, September 30, 2018


Greenport, NY

I didn't get the chance to ride this carousel, but it looks like a year around attraction in downtown Greenport, NY. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Block Island Ferry

New London, CT  2018

Recovering from my surgery last June continues to interrupt my blogging and photography.  These pictures are from last May,  taken on a day-trip to Long Island to visit wineries.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Union Station-New London

Enough about me.  Time to return to regular programming.  This shot was taken late May as I awaited departure on the ferry to Orient Point, NY

New London, CT  2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

More Doctors

Yale-New Haven Health as a very large Urology Department.  During my hospital stay after surgery I was visited by a number of doctors, interns, residents and physician assistants.  It was hard to tell  exactly what each was.  I was grateful  to have such good doctors.

Cynthia was one of the first to see me after surgery.

Probably the tallest urologist I've ever seen.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Still More Care Givers



This ladies really enjoyed their work.  They were always smiling, even while working the night shift.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Care Givers

I while there were many doctors, physicians assistants, nurses and techs involved in my post surgical recovery, here are a couple of my favorites.  I wasn't able to capture everyone who helped me, but I thank them all even though They're not mentioned here.

One of the many techs looking after me.

Sue has been nursing over 37 years.  She hardly looks old enough.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Meet Dr David Hesse

Dr David Hesse
New Haven, CT 2018

I can't say enough about Dr. Hesse.  He convinced me that surgery would cure me of the bladder cancer and that I could maintain a good quality of life afterwards.  So on June 5, I underwent 10 hours of surgery, where Dr Hesse and his team of surgeons performed a prosto cystectomy removing both my bladder and prostate and creating a "neobladder" from parts of my intestine.  It is one of the most complex surgeries done at Yale-New Haven, St Raphael's Hospital.  Afterwards the results of all the pathology showed no signs of cancer outside of the bladder.  I was cured, and Dr Hesse said I would live to be an old man.  I've spent the rest of the summer recovering and dealing with some complications resulting from the surgery and learning to adjust to my new bladder.  It hasn't been easy, but definitely worth it.  Thank you Dr Hesse and Dr Portman.  You both are truly life savers.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Meet Dr Gerald Portman

Dr. Gerald Portman

My health issues began actually last October when I noticed some blood in my urine.  After a series of visits to urologists, in January Dr. Portman performed a resection of the bladder and removed a tumor which turned out to be malignant.  A second resection confirmed the cancer was local to the bladder and hadn't spread.  The good news is I caught this early and bladder cancer is very treatable and curable.  I was lucky.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day 2018

It has been a long time since my last post.  The reason for this will become apparent in the following series of posts.  It has been long, tough summer for me battling some major health issues.  I think I finally got things under control and have found a little time and energy to resume blog posts, although I can't promise they'll be all that regular.

New London, 2018

Ok, this is most patriotic picture I have, but it was taken the weekend of Memorial Day, not Labor Day.  It was the last time I was out to do some photography before the summer.  Oh well, if I wasn't so honest, you'd all think it was Labor Day.