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PAIN…it’s a matter of tolerance

I think I’ve eaten more shredded wheat this past week than a farmer could plow wheat fields in one day with his John Deere.  It’s all part of the effort to get my plumbing back to normal operation after the back … Continue reading

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THE GREAT SURGERY…The Update That Was on Hold

“Someone to Watch Over Me”  was a song composed by Gerge and Ira Gershwin in 1926.  It appeared in the Broadway musical, Oh Kay!  It has become what is known in the music biz as a “standard,” meaning one of those favorites … Continue reading

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THE GREAT SURGERY, Update #3

I went in the hospital early early Tuesday morning and I came home Friday midday. In-and-out, go home. I like it that way. I had some initial therapy and advisories about the normal things like no lifting, twisting or bending … Continue reading

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THE GREAT SURGERY, Update #1

I know there may be at least two of you wondering the outcome of my last posting featuring the dilemma of Dr. #1 vs. Dr. #2 in my quest for back  surgery.  Yes, I did say it was my “quest” … Continue reading

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THE GREAT SURGERY…maybe

Decision, decisions, decisions.  We all make one or more of them practically every day of our lives.  We decide what to have for breakfast, what to buy with our money or what to watch on TV.  Decisions can be petty … Continue reading

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GIVING UP MY BODY FOR A DAY

This is the third part of my “diary” that describes a new and innovative medical treatment that I have undergone in hopes that it results in a major change and improvement in my life.  Parts I and II can be … 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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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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