Category Archives: Health

Fitness, sickness, and medical

The Wrong Day

It has finally happened – dementia. I knew I was getting old but I didn’t expect to lose my mind so soon. I had a dental appointment the other day, my 6 months checkup. I had it on my calendar. … Continue reading

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The Mystery Pill

Expand Messages “Is this yours,” asked Honey, dropping a white caplet in my hand. I looked at it and wasn’t sure. “It was on the bathroom floor,” he said. It didn’t look like one of my usual meds. It could … Continue reading

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The Creeping Crud

Pass the Kleenex and chicken soup and pardon the interruption while I put my life on hold for bronchitis and insomnia. I haven’t slept in days and I’m totally exhausted. Yes, that was me coughing all night. Not that I’m … Continue reading

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The Me Day

Last week I was feeling sorry for myself. Like many women, I tend to take care of the needs of others and forget about myself. It was wearing me down. Time to take care of me, I decided. I made … Continue reading

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What’s a Clavicle?

You have to go to a doctor periodically for a checkup – whether there is anything wrong or not. I try to conveniently forget about my appointment, as I did this past week. However, the doctor’s office called and inconveniently … Continue reading

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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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