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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: A Stroke of Bad Luck

Last year, another blogger friend wrote about her experiences as a caregiver for an elderly loved one. I find myself in the same position, though I’m not nearly so eloquent as she. Today is a physical recap of this week’s … 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: “Why me?”

WARNING: Graphic content and unbridled misery. This post is not for the faint of heart, nor those offended by use of anatomically correct terminology. A year has passed since your botched surgery. Although you are “healed” in the sense that … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Not Dead (but you wish you were)

WARNING: Graphic content. This post is not for the faint of heart, nor those offended by use of anatomically correct terminology. The hospital sends you home four days after surgery. In addition to your hysterectomy, the surgeon repairs a multiple … Continue reading

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