Posts Tagged ‘ surgery ’

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Surgery

October 4, 2018
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The older I get, the more time I spend at ologists. You know – the dermatologist, cardiologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, colonoscopologist, and, for reasons I’m still a little fuzzy about, my geologist. Recently, I had to…

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Dogs in Recovery

January 12, 2018
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Canines recovering from surgery offer humans valuable lessons about proper ways to heal. For example, we shouldn’t lick sutures. Not ours or theirs. In the first 48 hours following his surgery to remove a fatty…

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Bad Advice Friday + 1, 8-04-17

August 5, 2017
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I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice only one date late because: 1) I had a spasm of productivity. 2) I am holding an ice-cold root beer. 3) I am…

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When in Doubt…..Baked Goods!

July 10, 2017
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I was having dinner with a friend last night who lives far away from me.  She was telling me about her parents and caregiving. I was flattered that this very busy, corporate woman had obviously…

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Surgery and Naughty Furniture

April 20, 2017
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Surgery has never been as much fun. I had cataract surgery on my right eye a few days ago. They didn’t put me in a bed to prep for it; they put me in a…

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Forget about forgetting surgery

February 10, 2017
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There’s another dimension of surgery beyond that which is known to the patient. According to the guy in the hospital who kept referring to himself as my bartender, I, the patient in this case, wouldn’t…

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Are You A Restaurant Dick?

September 6, 2016
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Are you a restaurant dick? Do you make other diners so miserable that they wish they were at the dentist instead? Take this test and find out. Do you: 1) Yell at the waitress? (1…

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Dogged Determination in Recovery

December 10, 2015
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The day after my sinus surgery, I woke up to find a dog lying on my chest. “Are you worried about me?” I rasped out. “Not exactly,” Bae replied. I hadn’t actually expected a reply.…

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Older Brothers Behaving Badly

March 15, 2014
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I was asked recently, “What story had the biggest impact on me when I was a child.” My response was: My older brothers made me read a story when I was in second or third grade,…

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A Lesson in Humor: If You Can Laugh, When You Lose Your Nads…

January 18, 2014
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Emergency Laughter

My dad had a great sense of humor. He showed me many times the value of being able to laugh at yourself and the world around you. When he was diagnosed with late-stage metastatic cancer…

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