Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My Old School Part 2

The taller, central portion of the top photo is the front entrance to Neville High School and has come to be the "symbol" of the school; it's most recognizable trait. The tower is engraved on the side of all of our senior (12th year) rings.

The bottom two photos are of the front of the school's football stadium (American football).

Update: I'm doing OK after surviving my myelogram. I'm down to a very sore back and some bad memories now.

The poor x-ray technician that was in there to assist the radiologist with my myelogram and to take the x-rays once he was satisfied with his dye injections, called to check on me today. I think she had a tougher time watching me go through that four times than I did to actually experience it.

The hard part now is that, for two nights I'm to sleep propped up on my back and my head is to never get level with my body, to help prevent the dye from entering my brain. That can cause a bad headache and I'm miserable trying to sleep in one position.

Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it. I'm doing all right, just really sore now.


Carmi said...

I love your survey of your old school. It's such a rich piece of architecture, and I can almost see the history in the pictures.

In many ways, it reminds me very much of my university campus. The colors, textures and styles all seem to come from the same place.

I'm so glad the worst is behind you. A colleague of mine just suffered a stroke at age 40, so I find myself holding onto thoughts of good health and a bright future. May we all be so lucky.

You need to be well so you can keep shooting amazing images like these.

Moi said...

wish you a very speedy recovery, John......hold on to your inner strength for a coupla more days shall be fine....I hate to hear about you in pain. I hope it will pass away like a bad dream soon.

Mike said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. I can't even imagine what you have been through although yesterdays vivid descriptions help. And of course the fact that an xray tech calls to check on you probably underlines the facts of what you went through.

Schools sure hold memories...I am glad you got back to take pictures.

Take care.

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Kate said...

John, I am so sorry that you had to endure this ordeal. May your recovery be swift and as complete as possible to be successful. I sympathize!