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A Day in the Life: I Consult Dr. Google

Some days, Dr. Google is my best friend. We spend a lot of time together. After three orthopaedic hip surgeons, including the one who did the original hip joint arthroplasy on the right hip in 2012, told me there was … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Anomaly Me

a·nom·a·ly Dictionary result for anomaly /əˈnäməlē/ noun: anomaly; plural noun: anomalies 1. something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. synonyms: oddity, peculiarity, abnormality, irregularity, inconsistency, incongruity, deviation, aberration, quirk, freak, exception, departure, divergence, variation;   I loathe … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: R.I.P. Old Codger

It’s not as though no one I’ve ever known has died suddenly. My mother, for instance. One day, she and my niece are going for dinner and a movie, and the next, she’s gone. Just like that. Or Uncle Harry, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Don’t ever ask what else could go wrong.

Digital collage © 2014 by Penguin for Peace. It’s finally happened. Normally, I weather the storms of myriad physical issues with humor and a hope that I’ll eventually, somehow magically, feel better. Today’s news has seriously derailed my equanimity, leaving … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Choices

Here’s a picture of cute kittens. Just because. Quality over quantity—that is my choice. Sero-negative myasthenia gravis. He has to give it a “name” so the insurance company will pay for treatment, but he really doesn’t know for sure what … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The Simplest Things

Oh, how I have missed the simplest things, rising from chairs without help. Climbing basement stairs carrying laundry baskets, without holding on. Changing a light bulb picking up grocery bags weeding the garden. Oh, how I have missed those things … 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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