Category Archives: Health

Fitness, sickness, and medical

The Fungus Among Us

It seems that human-kind is afflicted with a variety of minor ailments, pimples, warts, moles, sties, fever blisters, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus, to name a few. I seem to be destined to have them all at one time or … Continue reading

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Without a Leg to Stand On

Hospitals, I hate ’em. I was an unwilling victim who held off as long as possible. But, my knees were giving out fast. My doctor had advised me years ago that I needed a knee replacement surgery. But as long … Continue reading

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The Dental Emergency

“Ouch,” I screamed. I had just fixed myself a nice bowl of breakfast cereal, but when I bit down on it, a bolt of lightning shot through my mouth. It can’t be my tooth, I thought, I was just at … Continue reading

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Kicking the Candy Habit

It’s the season for sweets, and I LOVE old-fashioned hard Christmas candy. Sugar is not treated as a negative by our society. We give cookies to our children, use candy as a reward for good behavior, and celebrate birthdays, weddings, … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

I am never sick– at least not in a viral sort of way. Moan and groan — I have the crud. It must be the coronavirus. I’m going to die! Don’t touch me! I’m contagious! I wore a mask, I … Continue reading

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Raleigh? Really?

“Raleigh is one of the country’s smartest cities,” exclaimed my honey, reading from the computer. “They are one of the four cities in the U.S. with the most educated people,” he continued. “It says so right here in the Yahoo … Continue reading

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Take Two Aspirin and Call Me

I heard the other day that a new use had been found for aspirin. Aspirin has been found to do just about anything you can think of, so I cannot imagine what else could be attributed to it other than … Continue reading

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Eyeing the Eye Doctor

Once a year I go through the nuisance of going to the eye doctor. Oh, the aggravation of it all, not to mention those awful drops that dilate your pupils and make everything fuzzy for hours. My appointment is always … Continue reading

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The Hospital Experience

Yes, even surgery is something to laugh about after you know you are okay.  I always figured I would end up on the orthopedic surgeon’s operating table sooner or later, but I thought it would be for a knee replacement, … Continue reading

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Fleeing the Flu

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Are you as tired of hearing about seasonal flu shots as I am? All right already, enough is enough. For some reason, everyone seems to be concerned about getting flu shots. We have flu every … Continue reading

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