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THOUGHTS ON A HOSPITAL ROOM CEILING


I really wish I­­­ were a much smarter person. I would make it my goal to try to figure out how people—all people—can somehow transition their brains to work together in a positive, supportive mode…and that negative, disruptive, combative behavior … Continue reading

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HOSPITAL PROTOCOL


The few times I’ve spent a night or two in the hospital have left me with the theory that there is a definite social process that takes place if you wind up sharing a room with another patient. First of … Continue reading

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SIGNING YOUR LIFE AWAY…LITERALLY!


Used to be, you were sick, you called your family doctor and he told you to come on over.   Sometimes he’d even come to see you if you were that sick. ‘Dem days are sure over. Today, if you’re thinking … Continue reading

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THE BLESSING IN MY STARS


Last summer I received the ultimate bad news that no patient wants to hear from his doctor.  I was told I had cancer.  Albeit, it was prostate cancer which is one of the most common cancers found in men and … Continue reading

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LIFE IS FRAGILE


This year has been fraught with medical issues for me.  It comes with the territory, I guess–I am 68 years old.   Things begin falling apart or wearing out at this stage in life.  It is not unusual, based on the number … Continue reading

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A GUTSY CAPSULE REPORT!


Image source: Baloo-baloosnon-politicalcartoonblog.blogspot.com Last May I won the Worst Mess of the Month award from the housekeeping staff at my neighborhood hospital.  I had a pretty good—and gory—bleed from both ends of my digestive track.  It was a bit unnerving … Continue reading

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HOSPITAL ROOMIES


I had an encore visit to the hospital earlier this week.  Having been there two weeks before, it felt like I had never left.  Nevertheless, for our purpose here, I don’t want to be trapped into the scenario of being … Continue reading

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FAULTY BOOK REVIEW


I finished reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green.  This is a best-seller about two terminally ill teenagers who are in love.  Green has attempted to capture the true essence of two youngsters whose lives are eroding.  He … Continue reading

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STRANGE READING…


Strangely, I wrote this “deep” self-reflective poem and posted it on my blog last week (it’s just below this one if you care to read it).  At the time I never realized it may have been “epitaphy” in nature.  See, … Continue reading

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