AND AFTER ALL THE TESTS … Marilyn Armstrong

After Garry and I left our car with the valet at UMass Memorial, I looked at Garry and commented: "I should have just gone to an eye doctor." Considering all the testing and checkups, you'd think I'd have a diagnosis. Nope. I know just what I knew when this round of medical visits began. This … Continue reading AND AFTER ALL THE TESTS … Marilyn Armstrong

TOO BUSY AND NOT PARTICULARLY DISINGENUOUS – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Disingenuous I am not (mostly) disingenuous. I certainly lack false modesty. Okay, that's not true either. I'm really terrible at taking compliments, especially when I am not sure I deserve them -- but I really improve if I think I've earned it. So, while I am not 100% honest, who is? If … Continue reading TOO BUSY AND NOT PARTICULARLY DISINGENUOUS – Marilyn Armstrong

“COMMANDER? I’VE MADE CONTACT!” – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Contacts Google is always changing the browser. As soon as you get used to it, they do something to "fix" it. The most recent change was that "contacts" are now a separate section, not part of email. I was lucky. I actually read the note they sent that reminded me that contacts … Continue reading “COMMANDER? I’VE MADE CONTACT!” – Marilyn Armstrong

WORLD WITHOUT WI-FI? – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Wi-Fi Although we have managed to remove cable television from our lives, you just can't do without wi-fi. As a result, Charter/Spectrum's wi-fi now cost more than their entire cable package used to cost. $76 for a $10 telephone and the rest, wi-fi. For the moment. I'm sure it will cost … Continue reading WORLD WITHOUT WI-FI? – Marilyn Armstrong

KEEPING THE WATCH – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Watch Lately, I've been convinced there's a brain tumor in my head, so I was glad to get to the neurologist. Finally. We always laugh at how gorgeous TV doctors are. This one could go directly to her own TV series, no problem. She is beautiful and Garry paid very strict attention … Continue reading KEEPING THE WATCH – Marilyn Armstrong

A GOOD NEWS-BAD NEWS KIND OF DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. That's what was wrong with me. I had my heart surgery 4 years 11-1/2 months ago. As far as I knew, I never got an explanation of what exactly was wrong with me or what was done during the surgery. I didn't know I had TWO valve replacements until a few weeks … Continue reading A GOOD NEWS-BAD NEWS KIND OF DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

DETERMINATION CAN GET YOU THROUGH, BUT IS IT WORTH IT? – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Determined I can relate to determined. It was that kind of day. We needed some food, but no money comes in until next Thursday, so we are flat broke ... but prescriptions still need to be filled. I sent Garry to the store with a list and a reminder that we are … Continue reading DETERMINATION CAN GET YOU THROUGH, BUT IS IT WORTH IT? – Marilyn Armstrong