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    Thoughts Before the Storm

    Dark clouds on the horizon. Written on 12/5/21. Funny story… Eh, not really. This is not a happy story but I’ll make a joke whenever I can. I just wanted to start on a positive note. This story is a bit depressing so far.  This chapter is going to be a bit raw. I am frustrated and writing helps. One of my favorite movies is 1992’s Captain Ron with Martin Short and Kurt Russell. It’s a cute story with lots of great one liners. There are some beautiful sailing scenes midway through the movie that I compare to the last 915 days of my life. Beautiful water, beautiful sky, just…

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    Letting Go Is Difficult

    Monday 11/22/21. It isn’t easy to let go of dreams…or ego. Recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that I have been working very hard to avoid telling my story. I wrote this on is Bonus Day #910 since my Memorial Day Miracle in 2019. It still feels weird to refer to my experience as a miracle. However…it was, indeed, a miracle. It’s just odd to think that I, Kent Morrell, have actually experienced a miracle. Being healed of permanent nerve damage in a large section of my thoracic spine is still mind-blowing to me. How does one process that? I wish we knew the story of Lazarus after Jesus woke…

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    Everyday is a bonus day!

    Sunday August 11, 2019 – Bonus Day 76 I woke up without pain on Monday, May 27 2019. It was Memorial Day.  I lived with severe pain for 18 years 8 months and 5 days. I accomplished more in those first 11 weeks than I had over the past 19 years combined.  This is a long summary.  It has taken almost 19 years to get to this point!  Please forgive me if it looks like I’m writing a book – I am.  I appreciate you taking the time to read it!  This is not a good time to live with untreatable chronic pain.  Chronic pain patients are the modern day version…