Monthly Archives: February 2012

I am not a doctor

I am looking at my dashboards, and I’ve noticed that two of my top searches have to do with “my thyroid” and “abnormal cells.” I just want to reiterate that I am not a medical doctor. No one should come … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pictures part 2

Ok, lightening has still not struck, so I am going to stick with the blatant plaigurism of Charles Dickens.  Although, he did just celebrate his 200th birthday recently, so, no, I am actually paying homage to the great Charles Dickens.  … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pictures part 1

Ok, a part of me hates myself for such a cliched title.  I can’t think of any other way to title it or to link these two posts into one, so bear with me.  If I am suddenly struck by … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (post surgery) thoughts part 3

1 Recovery rarely happens in a straight upward line.  This can be frustrating at times. 2 It’s also hard to know if you’re spending too much time in bed.  For example, on Sunday I spent too much time sitting up … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (post surgery) Thoughts part 2

1 It’s easy to overdo it post surgery, and to forget the limits of your body.  So I’ve set a timer so I’m not on the computer for too long. 2 I have a 2-3 inch long cut about level … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (post-surgery) Thoughts

1 One of the best things about being at home is no one tries to monitor your urine output. 2 My throat is sore, and my voice is very hoarse from being intubated.  As a result I’m communicating through sign … Continue reading

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Hey guys I’m not dead!

See above.

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Ten AM: Zero Hour

My surgery is scheduled at 10:00 in the morning, which is good, because I will get it over with first thing in the morning.  I have arranged for short term leave for up to two weeks.  My time off is … Continue reading

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T minus one day and counting

My body doesn’t like my thyroid, since a blood test shows an antibody that is attacking my thyroid.  My thyroid doesn’t like my body, because it is producing abnormal cells, which means I have a 50-50 chance of having cancer.  … Continue reading

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In Arabia, all plays would have plots.

Last night was a rather busy night.  I started out by going to the Vigil Mass, because Fr. Joe wanted to anoint me before my surgery.  As luck would have it, since Friday was the memorial for St. Blaise, Fr. … Continue reading

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