Category Archives: Health

Fitness, sickness, and medical

The New Doctor

What can you do about an achy-breaky back? I decided to find out this week, but when I called, I found out my doctor was on indefinite medical leave. Seems he injured his back. Now he gets to see what … Continue reading

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In a Hurry

Why is everyone always in a hurry? Our favorite phrase is “I don’t have time!”  Can we find time? Can we make time? Time marches on, doesn’t it?  You hurry in the morning, feeling guilty if you have to take … Continue reading

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Fat as a Pig

Today I am venturing into a bit of self-depreciation, hoping I can shame myself into getting rid of those extra holiday pounds. I hope you cannot relate. How do you know when you are fat as a pig? If your … Continue reading

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Big C, little c: What begins with C?

I couldn’t believe it when I heard myself agreeing with my doctor. “You really need to do this”, he said. “How long has it been? Never? Well, I’m going refer you.”  He had referred me once before, but I conveniently … Continue reading

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Older than Dirt

I’ve not checked the mirror, (We are not on speaking terms.) but I’m beginning to suspect that I’m getting old: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE OLDER THAN DIRT?*You can’t figure out the remote control or the automatic coffeemaker.*You … Continue reading

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Explaining Extra Bucks

It seems the older I become, the fewer exciting things there are to write about and the more doctor visits I have to go to. Pitiful when the most exciting thing in your life is the doctor you last went … Continue reading

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Pill Popper

Today I’m going to venture into the world of medicine. Only young people take one round of medicine and are cured. When you become older, it doesn’t work that way any more. The other day my doctor actually told me … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Toenail

When it comes to minor ailments, I’m always trying to figure out “Why me?” usually while applying Neosporin and a Band-Aid. As soon as I bought those cute new sandals, Murphy’s Law kicked in. If you buy a new pair … Continue reading

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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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