Tag Archives: medicine

FEELIN’ THE GOOD!

I feel good. That’s something I haven’t been able to say since a year ago LAST Christmas.  That’s when my back issues began, that’s when my arthritis took off like it was turbo-charged, that’s when I was put on a new … Continue reading

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MORNING MED MADNESS

I thought I’d share with you a new theory I developed this morning as I sat miserably in my thinking chair out on the back porch. I said “miserably” because that’s how I felt. I had a bout of heartburn, … 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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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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The Pill

This being in my 70’s has got to stop—NO, WAIT!  That’s not what I mean.  I don’t want to stop-stop.  I just want all the accompanying negatives associated with being 70 to stop.  What are they? You name it: if … Continue reading

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THE BLESSING IN MY STARS, continued

Welcome back to my “C” Journal, Part 2.  It’s a bit long-winded, but the ending is worth it—at least it was for me. We left off at the Panama Canal cruise that my wife and I were on in April.  … 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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HARD PILL TO SWALLOW

Here’s an interesting experience I just went through.  It’s sort of a shaggy dog story (where does that expression come from???) so I will try to keep it brief. I’ve been on a certain medicine for over a year.  I … Continue reading

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