Annie L. M[uir]


[John Muir]


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(2) yet far beyond my strength. So I must be content just where I am for the present.[Darren?] was here about a month ago and re-examined my lungs. The left lung he still says is quite sound, and the right-one doing well.Last October he said the lower lobe of the right, was entirely consolidated, or [kepatized?], and the middle lobe partially so. At his last visit he said, that the lowest lobe had partly cleared itself and that the process is go- ing on ?] and in other parts. Such was his very encouraging report a month ago, but I took cold, or something I hardly know what, and have not been as well since - have coughed more, and the cough hurt me more than before - and I have(3) been raising a little blood. Now I fear all this looks very discouraging, and discouraged to you.Think not so.The weather has been very cold and unfavorable this month 10 degrees below zero yesterday, wtih a cloudy sky most of the time Now I think that with milder dryer weather, I will quickly improve.I sit up most of the time. Generally from about 10 A.M. till 7 or 8 P.M. take care of my own room, do a little light fancy work take short walks tc._ My appetite is good, and I have not lost weight since coming to Neb. Dan. Says this damp climate is just the thing for me, as my cough is loose, expectoration


Crete, Neb

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1884 Feb 14


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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