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A Day in the Life: Standing in the Gap

The last week has been a blur, a very difficult blur. When my other dad went into the hospital after suffering what appeared to be a stroke late Sunday night, I was numb, hearing the words, understanding them intellectually, but … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Groundless Fears and Feeling Silly

As a type 2 diabetic coming from a family of the same, I’ve always had an aversion to the idea of using insulin. For all the years I watched my mother measure her insulin and stick herself in the abdomen … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Physically, you are such a wreck that were you a car, your insurance company would total you. Your muscles are not working properly; you are fatigued, stressed, and looking for answers. Your rheumatologist refers you to a spine guy. You … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Thumbs Down, Part II

It’s been two weeks since your thumb joint replacement surgery and you are now sporting a lovely, purple fiberglass cast on your left arm. You hold your hand up as though wanting to ask a question all the time. You … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Daily Drama Mama

Not long after your visit to the internist, you return to the gynecologist for your annual checkup. Nothing has changed, except that you are so angry with your surgeon that it’s making you sick. After your exam, when you have … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Plumbing Repairs (or the First Time I Died)

The verdict is in. You have to have a hysterectomy, but only partial. You get to keep your ovaries. Oh, boy, that’s just great. You’ve had major lady parts issues for years and it’s now reached the point where you … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: LASIK Toast (part 6)

Even when you can’t see very well, life goes on. You spend way too much time on the non-profit organization’s bulletin board, answering questions and posting comments. Your objectivity is more than just a bit unusual in that setting. Many … Continue reading

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