Allergies Are Nothing To Sneeze At

 When I complained to my surgeon that I was still having symptoms of sinus problems, he stuck a big metal tube up my nostril and worked it around for half an hour. Then he stuck […]

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A Look Into My Nose, or: Probing a Patient’s Proboscis Procedure

I have this ongoing fantasy that whenever I have to recover from an illness or injury it will give me plenty of time to write, or at least read. I’m always behind on both, so […]

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A CAT Scan Is Nothing To Sneeze At

The source of my sinus infections has finally been isolated. It was in my sinuses. Maybe I should be more specific. Various allergy/sinus/head doctors poked and prodded me for years. A sleep study revealed I […]

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Probing Prominent Prostate Problem

This story actually happened some time ago, so not to worry: I do NOT have cancer. But the docs thought I might … for several years. Specifically, I had high prostate specific antigen readings, otherwise […]

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The Ultimate Pill to Heal You or Kill You

One thing about getting older is that you tend to know about all the medications out there. For one thing, they get advertised on what many people would consider “old person” TV channels: Science, History, […]

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A Dog, a Screen, and a Bed

 Let’s talk about pain. Young people tend to be reckless because they haven’t experienced real pain. There was a time when, one a scale of one to ten, I would have rated my chronic back […]

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