Month: May 2016

Long-Distance Doctoring

Long-Distance Doctoring

It’s hard to really be there for anyone, when it’s over the phone. We traveled to Hubby’s hometown this weekend for our annual Memorial day weekend family get-together, and also to spend quality time with his mom, who has had serious health issues recently. When […]

When There’s Just A Lot Going On

When There’s Just A Lot Going On

I’ve started several posts in the last week, but every time, something more important happened that I wanted to write about, so nothing got finished. There’s been a lot going on in clinic, and at home. Clinic has been both scattershot and intense, a wildly […]

If You Can Suture, You Can Sew

If You Can Suture, You Can Sew

I know, I know, I’m outpatient primary care, what do I know about suturing?  I know I miss it.  1998. I was a medical student rotating through cardiothoracic surgery, the CABG garden. (CABG is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, when clogged parts of the arteries of […]

Bathroom Dancing, and Other Empowering Things

Bathroom Dancing, and Other Empowering Things

Yesterday evening: the kids were in the tub, and I was sitting there feeling achey. Geez, I didn’t move much today, I realized, and I glanced down at my step counter: 4, 605 steps. Less than two miles for the whole day, and a beautiful […]

Tactile Anxiolytics, Anyone?

Tactile Anxiolytics, Anyone?

The kittens are almost five weeks old, and  just so damn cute. Research has shown that having pets is associated with a healthy decrease in blood pressure, and I believe it. As crazy as my days are, and as tired as I am by nightfall, […]

Fun With a Staple Gun: My Mother’s Day Treat

Fun With a Staple Gun: My Mother’s Day Treat

Lately, our house has looked as if we hosted a high school party the night before. You know those crazy events, when out-of-control irresponsible and impulsive kids trash their friend’s parents furniture, break their prized items, barf on the rug, and think it’s funny… Oh, wait, […]

Sharing a post: Sorry, I’m Disabled. Oh, Wait, I’m Not Sorry, Just Disabled.

Sharing a post: Sorry, I’m Disabled. Oh, Wait, I’m Not Sorry, Just Disabled.

Another thoughtful, clever and enjoyable essay from scientist and writer Lara Freidenfelds: Sorry, I’m Disabled. Oh Wait, I’m Not Sorry, Just Disabled.