Who knows what will be coming down the road? Today might be “the good old days” a month from now.
THE FINAL PIN FALLS
And now, it’s Garry’s turn. He got up, did a telephone visit with the doctor, got his prescription for paxlovid, instructed to take mine until his come home with Owen later. Then, I put him back to bed. I knew… Read More ›
ONE THING I DID NOT WANT TO BE
Old, by Rich Paschall When you think of all the things you want to be when you grow up, “old” probably is not on the list. You may think about being a doctor or nurse. You may consider a lawyer… Read More ›
Your New Year’s Resolution, by Rich Paschall Have you given up on it yet? You know what I mean, that New Year’s Resolution you felt you had to make. It may have seemed like a good idea in December. You… Read More ›
MY OLD CARCASS
Our family doctor was absolutely dead on target when he said that my problem is that I’m not absorbing iron. I was also right that some of the problem is the rheumatoid arthritis and another chunk of the problem is… Read More ›
DOES YOUR DOCTOR HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR?
I had to call the doctor today. I was feeling really lousy and I was beginning to get the feeling it was going to be like this forever. Of course, now Garry feels the same way and I think Owen… Read More ›
EMERGING FROM COVID
We all knew — assuming we survived to tell the tale — that COVID wouldn’t last forever. Not even the Black Plague lasted forever, though I suppose since it is still around in the world and still erupts in many… Read More ›
HOW FIT ARE THOSE FIDDLES?
WQW #38: Four Aspects to Being Fit As a Fiddle The phrase fit as a fiddle dates back to the 1600s in British English, but had a slightly different meaning then. The word fit had as its primary meaning ‘well-suited, apt for a particular purpose’…. Read More ›
SO I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND FOUND OUT I’M ALIVE
When you’ve had a lot of health problems and you have to make your annual pilgrimage to the cardiologist, you want to hear only good things. I was lucky because basically, I heard nothing. No news is good news. Everything… Read More ›
IF NOT ME, WHO WOULD I BE?
I can’t imagine wanting to be anyone (or anything) but me. In a dream, maybe something else — a horse, an eagle, a dolphin. But that’s dream stuff, not reality. I grew into accepting myself pretty quickly, dysfunctional family notwithstanding…. Read More ›
I’m trying to see if a very carefully chosen diet plus half doses of this medication will work. I’ve read a lot about it and this is one of those medications that has a list of urgent warning that’s pages… Read More ›
My doctor put me on a medication that has done wonders to relieve the pain from spinal arthritis and bursitis. It’s almost a miracle. It has nearly eliminated the bursitis in my hips. I can stand up and walk around… Read More ›
EVERYTHING’S FINE RIGHT NOW -SONG LYRIC SUNDAY
FOR SONG LYRIC SUNDAY We all know everything isn’t fine right now but this song reminds me of times when everything was fine. I hope I’m still around when they are fine again. Music triggers memory for me as nothing… Read More ›
SELF-DIAGNOSIS: WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
In recent weeks, my hearing has been getting weak. Since so many people I know have been losing their hearing as a result of age and since I’m 75, I went under the reasonable assumption that I was losing my… Read More ›
WE ARE ALL SURVIVORS
In 2010, I discovered I had cancer in both breasts. Two unrelated tumors making me twice lucky. They removed the tumors and the associated breasts, gave me very attractive replacements which are perkier than the old ones in an artificial… Read More ›
THE COMPLEXITY OF SIMPLICITY
Although I expected this to happen — KNEW it would happen — it’s still one-of-those-things that makes me crazy. We changed medical plans this year, switching from BlueCross (great, but expensive) to Mass Advantage. This is a local group based… Read More ›