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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 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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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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Today was One of the Greatest Days of My Life

I did not have to go to the hospital today. I did not have to set my alarm clock today. I did not drive around a crowded parking garage looking for a space, silently cursing the existence of other human … Continue reading

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One of these days…

I will get to sleep in on a day off.  I won’t drive down to the Cleveland Clinic on my day off.  I won’t pay to park in its garage.  I won’t have to get a chest X-ray. I won’t … Continue reading

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