Tag Archive: health care

Social Distancing

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I finally had my tooth pulled today.  Excellent dentist, great at giving shots.  Poor guy must work out regularly because it took all the strength he had inside him to pull, push, and… Continue reading

Health is a relative thing

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Ever have to fill out those %$#*&% forms at the doctor’s office…the ones in 8 font that you need a microscope to read? When you’re nearsighted, it looks a lot like this: Some… Continue reading

Words to eat by

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I tell people, “Never give up.” I’d eat those words, but I’m just too stubborn to give up.    Actually, I’d eat just about anything edible right now, if I could. My definition… Continue reading

When size no longer matters.

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Yesterday, I was talking with someone in her 20’s at work about size…after the 3rd comment of the day that went something like this, “You’re so thin/slender/tiny.” My reply, “In 1970, I’d be… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : Annual poke and grope

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The annual poke and grope (aka Yearly Physical) becomes a bit more complicated after 65.   It’s never a good idea to have one of these if you’re seeing a new doctor. But when… Continue reading

Yoga, dentists, and insomnia by gagging.

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Some days, life slaps you in the face and says, “Listen, up numbskull!  Yoga doesn’t make you invincible.” I’m used to starting the day with about 5 to 10 minutes of yoga, but… Continue reading

dietary fiasco

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There is no other way to say this: STUPID!   STUPID!    STUPID! I have gastroparesis.  My diet is supposed to consist of a supplement drink, baby food, highly processed cereals like cream… Continue reading

Why 3 tests are better than 1

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It’s morning and you just can’t seem to get going.   When you do get up you can hardly think.  Every move seems to be a chore, and multi-tasking means writing down the… Continue reading

Insomni-yuck

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What, you might ask, was the cause of today’s unwelcome visitor called Insomnia? Not that dreaming of gravitational anomalies causing a tidal wave in the great lakes wasn’t jarring enough, but then the… Continue reading

Open letter of recommendation for my dental student

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To whatever dental practice it may concern: If you’re looking for a man who instills confidence in very difficult patients (like me). an artist with composite and whatever the stuff is that he… Continue reading