Category Archives: Medical

It has been a long, long

crawl up to feeling anything close to normal. To summarize. I started to feel lousy on the flight. Dani kept looking at me and asking if I was doing ok. We had managed a two seat exit row so at … Continue reading

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the headless bear

The Bear – from Cottage Garden Samplings – A Year in the Woods. There are a lot of stitches in this bear, trust me on that. I think, in fact, that he is the densest so far of the seven … Continue reading

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Not worth 0500

One of the downsides of living on the US West coast involves time zones. What may seem like a perfectly reasonable time to you, in London, Geneva, or Copenhagen is not all that great from my point of view. Especially … Continue reading

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It might be funny

if the whole thing wasn’t so appalling. Talking about Alex and his broken leg. Last Friday night just to jog your memory. And then the insurance people. The order of events is about as follows: ER visit on Friday night. … Continue reading

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another Saturday, more needles

I was part of the team at Allen Temple Baptist Church again today. Officially our hours are 1000-1400 which means a good couple hours ahead of time for set up and perhaps time afterwards for tear down. This location is … Continue reading

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Why am I up

sometimes I think I am insane, and other times I know it. THis morning was totally and completely a case in point. I enjoy staying educated, up to date, and informed on the public health issues that were part of … Continue reading

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Ouch

And I thought yesterday was a disorganized disaster – today trumped that in spades then ran the table (ok, mixing metaphors here, but you get the idea). And, as attempt to write this for the third time, the fun has … Continue reading

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a normal Saturday

Our vaccination site was moved for today, on rather short notice as it turns out. My best guess is that the church where we normally hold the clinic had a funeral and didn’t want to mix the mourners with those … Continue reading

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Masks work

We have had a bit of insanity behind the scenes over the weekend. ┬áDani received a call from work on Saturday informing her that a work colleague had just reported a + COVID test. Further, this was someone with whom … Continue reading

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Back to Allen Temple

and it was out the door early with a quick stop at Peet’s before heading to San Leandro and today’s Alameda County POD. Whatever had tied up the parking lot early this fall had cleared so off-street parking felt a … Continue reading

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Measles and Ft McCoy

When I spent part of summer there, it was Camp McCoy. July and August in Wisconsin can be humid on top of being hot. There were fields all around us. I was there as a doc, part of my annual … Continue reading

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Returning to Our Lady of the Rosary

POD (point of distribution – thank you very much) which is in Union City – for those of us who have no clue about anything in Alameda County or the East Bay other than Oakland and Berkeley. Trust me, Union … Continue reading

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There are times

when the truth should be avoided. remember what I said about fever and chills Saturday? Well, my fun lasted through to yesterday morning. So there I am, checking in at the Oakland Outpatient VA facility. They ask me if I … Continue reading

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Ouch

“this post is being released a couple weeks after I wrote it.” I worked a shift yesterday at one of the Union City PODs. Since we had all three US available vaccines, I went ahead and got my “augmentation” shot … Continue reading

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Another stitching day

Except for an exercise class – can’t forget about self torture – I quietly spent the day listening to an audio book and stitching. I am not sure about my original plan … Oh, right – it had to do … Continue reading

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Home Early

For the last several years (several being defined as a couple of months after finishing R-CHOP in summer of 2017) I ventured across the Bay Bridge to the SFVA for follow up every couple of months. That follow up consisted … Continue reading

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POD closure

and I know that POD stands for something, but what? Escapes me at the moment. But POD is the name for the Alameda County run community immunization sites. Starting in January, Fremont Highs School on Foothill Blvd in Oakland was … Continue reading

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Out of the past

A long time ago (ok, more than 40 years ago), George & I lived in St Paul (MN). I had a small family practice mostly focused on OB and well babies. George was working for Legal Aid. I mentioning this … Continue reading

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But I am not there

In an ordinary year, with ordinary things going on – I would be at CISTM 17 in Kuala Lumpur for the bi-annual meeting. I haven’t missed one since 2005. I even made CISTM 15 in Barcelona in the middle of … Continue reading

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Ouch

I am sure that I forgot to mention that I received a call last Saturday from the San Bernardino SFVA call center. This lovely woman identified herself and asked if I would be interested in being scheduled for a COVID-19 … Continue reading

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