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My Trip

My trip to Pennsylvania last week featured one of the heaviest late-March snow storms in the State’s history. Leave it to me, a totally converted Floridian, to wind up in a northern whiteout while it was probably in the high … Continue reading

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NO ORDINARY PAIN

I am not sure how to write about what has been happening to me for the past five weeks.  I have made it through a situation like never before and, like any impacting occurrence in your life, it has left … Continue reading

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INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW…then again, maybe not.

I am not sure how many of you check this blog frequently but I suspect there must be some of you who do. That being the case, I thought I would update you on several items I’ve posted the past … Continue reading

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TO SLEEP…PERCHANCE TO DREAM

Today has been a benchmark day and appropriately so, given the fact that it is the birthday of my late brother.  I will figure that he somehow played a role if none other than to simply cast some good luck … 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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ANOTHER NEW KNEE…BUT WHO’S COUNTING?

After a long run of successful procrastination, tomorrow I will be rolled into the operating room at a nearby hospital.  There, the bones in my left leg will be sawed in two places and a new, manmade knee will be … Continue reading

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WHO WANTS TO GO TO THE ER? RAISE YOUR HAND!

So I’m pushing the shopping cart around into the cereal aisle at the supermarket Friday afternoon and a strange feeling comes upon me.  Since I’ve been having a lot of joint and muscle aches lately because of my ever-blossoming arthritis, … 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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